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UN Human Rights Council condemns Israel’s settlement building

The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution condemning the Israeli regime for violating the rights of the Palestinian people and settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territories and Syria’s Golan Heights.

The resolution, which was passed on Friday, called on Israeli regime to put an end to all of the human rights violations linked to the presence of settlements, especially of the right to self-determination.

It condemned the Tel Aviv regime for the “continuation… of settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including in East Jerusalem (al-Quds), in violation of international humanitarian law… and in defiance of the calls by the international community to cease all settlement activities.”

The UN body went on to denounce Israeli regime’s demolition of Palestinian homes, “forcible transfer of Palestinians,” and changing the demographic composition of the occupied territories, including al-Quds and the Syrian Golan Heights.

Regime of Israel seized the Golan Heights from Syria after the 1967 Six-Day War and later occupied it in a move that has never been recognized by the international community. The regime has built tens of illegal settlements in the area ever since and has used the region to carry out a number of military operations against the Syrian government.