Ministry Foreign and Expatriates: The Crime of Demolishing Homes and Buildings Lies at the Core of the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns, in the strongest terms, the continuous demolitions of Palestinian homes and facilities throughout the occupied territory, the most recent of which is the ongoing harsh demolition and extermination of the Ain Hajla Bedouin community east of Jericho by the occupation forces, which will lead to the displacement of 8 Palestinian families. In addition, the occupation forces photographed several agricultural installations belonging to a number of citizens in several areas in the northern Jordan Valley, inhabited by Palestinian families, as is the case in Hammam al-Maleh and Aldeir, and demolished another house in Yatta, south of Hebron, owned by "Ahmed Mahmoud al-Hamamra" using a military bulldozer, likewise, the escalation in the demolitions of Palestinian homes and facilities in occupied East Jerusalem, with the aim of deporting citizens and forcing them to leave their lands and forcibly evict them for the benefit of settlements and settlers, as an integral part of a continuous process of ethnic cleansing by the occupying power and its various arms, in preparation for the imposition of Israeli law and the annexation plan.
The Ministry holds the Israeli government full and direct responsibility for this crime and its serious repercussions, and demands the international community to break its silence and shoulder its legal and moral responsibilities imposed by international law to provide international protection for our people. The sufficiency of the Security Council and states with statements and positions of condemnation and expressing concern about these crimes and their consequences do not rise to the level of the ongoing crime against our people. The Ministry also requests the International Criminal Court to show the required and appropriate attention to the crime of demolishing Palestinian homes and facilities, especially as they fall within the jurisdiction of the court and its regulations, including the Rome Statute. The Ministry reaffirms that the complete US bias towards the occupation, its colonial plans, and projects, encourages the occupying power to continue with house demolitions and the displacement of Palestinian citizens.