How Israel will protect itself against US sanctions
By David HerrmannPublished 07:47 EST, May 25, 2020 13:47In recent weeks, the US has accused Israel of violating a series of UN resolutions by building settlements on occupied Palestinian land.
The Israeli government has dismissed the allegations as baseless and claims that it is not responsible for the building.
In the latest developments, the Israeli government announced on Sunday that it had approved plans to expand the existing Jewish settlement on occupied territory in the West Bank.
The decision was made after a meeting of the High-Level Commission on the Status of Jerusalem and the Green Line, the official name of the Israeli-Palestinian border.
It also came as Israel, the United States and Britain continued to press their cases in the UN Security Council.
The resolution, which passed unanimously on Thursday, calls on Israel to fully respect the Green Law, the 1967 agreement that ended the 1967 war.
In the past, the government has also said it will continue building in the territories it seized in the 1967 conflict.
In a statement, the Israel Foreign Ministry said the commission will consider all relevant information and report back to the Israeli cabinet by the end of April.
The government added that it will consult with the United Nations, the Palestinian Authority, the international community and the United Arab Emirates on the draft resolution.
The Israeli government also said that it has already approved the building of the new settlement, located about 100 meters (328 feet) from the existing one.
The new settlement will have a total of 4,400 apartments, which will be able to accommodate more than 200,000 people, according to a statement from the ministry.
In recent years, the number of Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank has grown.
It reached 1.7 million in January, a significant increase from the 1.3 million who lived in the entire occupied Palestinian territory in 2000, according the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.
More than 300,000 Palestinians live in the settlements, according a 2017 report by the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem.
Palestinians living in the area, who make up about 60 percent of the Westbank, have complained of violations of their right to return to their homes and land.
Israel’s government has long criticized the UN for failing to take any action against Israeli settlements and has accused the international body of bias in the Security Council for failing “to act against the Israeli occupation.”
In a previous resolution, the UN’s human rights committee said in April that Israel should be “brought to justice for violations against the right to self-determination and the right of return.”
In response, Israel accused the committee of bias and said the UN is biased because it “has not been prepared to act against Israel over the last 10 years.”
In recent months, the country’s government and Israel have accused each other of committing human rights violations, with the former accusing the latter of failing to investigate alleged violations of international law.
In December, Israel launched an investigation into allegations of Israeli spying on its Palestinian neighbors.
In March, the U.S. accused Israel’s military of spying on the Palestinian leadership in an attempt to derail peace negotiations.
The U.N. and the U,S.
have also criticized Israel for failing at least five times to comply with a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the territory.
In April, the Palestinians filed a legal complaint against Israel, saying it violated the Fourth Geneva Convention and international law by building illegal settlements in areas that Israel has occupied since 1967.