- US Ready to Approve Israel’s ‘Colonial Policies’
The US is getting ready to approve Israel’s “colonial policies” by disregarding Palestinian rights, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki said Friday, Anadolu Agency reports.
“Two days ago, the Palestinian people commemorated the 71st anniversary of the Naqba – the Catastrophe – and while their disposition continues, one can not but reflect on this long journey of a nation that refuse to die or disappear and continues to strive for its rightful place in history and geography among all the nations of the world,” he told the Chatham House think tank in London.
“Throughout those decades, Israeli policies aimed to displace and replace the Palestinian people and ensured confinement of the Palestinians and expansion of the Israeli settlers with as objective of deposition of maximum land with minimum Palestinians,” he said.
The former Minister of Information and government spokesperson was referring to Palestinian figures that show more than 650,000 settlers currently live on 164 Jewish-only settlements built illegally throughout the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Those territories were occupied in the 1967 Middle East war. The Palestinians have laid claim on the territories for a future state, alongside Israel.