“If not now, when?”–A Letter to Pres. Obama from Palestinian HR organizations
(Sent by fax)
Dear President Obama,
As Palestinian human rights organisations committed to the protection and promotion of international human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), we express our profound dismay at the US decision to veto the draft UN Security Council resolution seeking to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as illegal.
For over four decades Israel has systematically engaged in illegal policies of land confiscation, extensive destruction of property and settlement building in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, resulting in the forcible transfer of the Palestinian population.