Lynk: Israeli Squats Amount to War Crimes

Source: Common Dreams

“Canadian academic and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, made waves on Friday. Lynk asked the nations of the world to classify the Israeli government practice of sponsoring Israeli squatters on Palestinian-owned land on the Occupied Palestinian West Bank as ‘a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.’ The Special Rapporteur explained, ‘For Israel, the settlements serve two related purposes. One is to guarantee that the occupied territory will remain under Israeli control in perpetuity. The second purpose is to ensure that there will never be a genuine Palestinian state. These are exactly the reasons why the international community agreed to prohibit the practice of settler implantation when it created the Fourth Geneva Convention in 1949 and the Rome Statute in 1998.'” (07/12/21)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/07/12/un-expert-says-illegal-israeli-settlements-amount-war-crimes