After the United Nation’s Human Rights Council passed five new anti-Israel resolutions, the Palestinians are planning to ask to join eight international treaties, according to Hadashot news. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon responded to the plan by stating that the Palestinian Authority cannot “establish facts on the ground by implementing detours and unilateral moves.”
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The Palestinian Authority is planning to submit requests to join several international treaties in the coming days, Hadashot news reported on Saturday evening. According to the report, both Israel and the United States view the Palestinians’ plan as a unliteral move that endangers the prospects of peace.
Among the eight treaties that the Palestinians are expected to ask to join are the United Nation’s International Convention against Apartheid in Sports and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said in response to the report, “The Palestinian leadership is mistaken in thinking that it can establish facts on the ground by implementing detours and unilateral moves. Instead of ignoring the United States and Israel, the Palestinians need to stop encouraging terrorism and incitement.”
The report came shortly after the UN Human Rights Council approved five new resolutions against Israel’s policies, prompting sharp criticism from American officials. The resolutions covered issues such as Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, its settlements in the West Bank and its alleged violations of human rights in the Golan Heights.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the UNHRC’s decisions: “More resolutions detached from reality, from the circus of the absurd that is called the Human Rights Council. It is time for them to change the name to ‘The Council for resolutions against the only democracy in the Middle East.’”