Tuesday 4 May 2021 - 06:08

Ireland: Israel Should Respect Int'l Law

Story Code : 930634
Ireland: Israel Should Respect Int
This came in a letter sent by the Speaker of the Irish Parliament, Sean O Fearghail, and the Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney to the Chairman of the Palestinian National Council Salim Zanoun.

The Irish officials reiterated Ireland's stance regarding the status quo in Jerusalem as per international law, stating that Israeli Jewish settlements are illegal as well as the Israeli eviction of the Palestinian families in Jerusalem al-Quds.

In their letter, the Irish officials emphasized that such activities are considered obstacles to achieve peace, stressing that Israel must stop its activities and halt settlement expansion.

This letter came as a reply to a letter sent by Zanoun in which he explained the latest situation in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, Batan Al-Hawa, Silwan, and Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The Irish officials stated that they had highlighted the Israeli eviction of Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting several days ago.

The Irish officials also asserted that the situation in Jerusalem al-Quds is one of the final status issues that should be resolved through a final peace agreement.