Palestine to Protest Israel’s Settlements to UN Security Council

...It has decided to ask the Security Council “in the name of the State of Palestine” to issue a decision that will be binding to Israel to stop the “destructive expansionist decisions and all forms of settlement activities.”

Palestine became a non-member state in the United Nations on Thursday following an overwhelming vote that upgraded its status from observer entity to non-member state observer.

The leadership also said that it will fight Israel’s punitive measures, including freezing its funds, because they are a violation of international law.

“Israel’s war crimes, whether they are stealing land of the State of Palestine, attempting to divide it geographically and surrounding Jerusalem with a belt of settlements, or stealing Palestinian money, should be dealt with and responded to because of their grave dangerous consequences,” it said....

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