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Parliament brings racist Israeli laws to world's attention


[8/5/2017 2:01:01 PM]

AMMONNEWS - Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Atef Tarawneh, Saturday started sending letters to Arab and foreign parliaments and parliamentary unions and federations to bring Israel's racist laws to the world's attention.

In his letter, Tarawneh said the Lower House of Parliament had been closely following the Israeli Knesset legislative moves; the latest of which was adopting the "Unified Jerusalem" bill by the first reading on July 26.

Tarawneh warned that endorsing this discriminatory racial law threatens to put the region of the edge of explosion and undermine all peacemaking efforts in the region. He added that the bill was a further testament that Israel is indifferent to its international obligations and international legitimacy resolutions.

He pointed out that the Israeli Knesset had passed between May 2015 and July 2017 a total of 156 racist and discriminatory laws, which in essence, support the Israeli occupation and settlement construction and target Palestinians, Jerusalem, Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons, foreign activists and human rights organizations.

He further noted that such laws aim at legitimizing the takeover of Palestinian property and land. They also seek to deny the right of Palestinian people of their homeland and impose additional harsh sanctions on them, which constitute a violation to international laws and treaties, Tarawneh added.

The lower house speaker urged presidents of international parliaments to stand by the Palestinian people and their just cause and to deal with such dangerous laws, which would leave major consequences on the entire region.

The letter was sent to: the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Arab Parliament, Union of Councils of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), African Parliamentary Union, Latin American Parliament, Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.), Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), European Parliament and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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