Arab League Assistant Secretary-General and President of the Palestine Sector and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Said Abu Ali (Courtsey of Arab League Official Website)
Arab League (AL) Assistant Secretary-General and President of the Palestine Sector and the Occupied Palestinian Territories Said Abu Ali warned against the gravity of an Israeli draft law on Land Registry and Settlement of Rights in East Jerusalem.
In press statements on Thursday, Abu Ali condemned the bill, which comes within the context of Israeli plots to control (Al Quds) the occupied East Jerusalem, through seizing further lands and private property under a false legal cover.
He asserted that the legislation is part of an Israeli policy of ethnic cleansing and forced displacement in the occupied city.
The AL official underlined that this scheme also comes in light of the systematic Israeli war against Jerusalem's residents, by desecrating Islamic and Christian sacred places, carrying out massive arrests, evacuating houses in Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods, escalating settlement activities, and establishing harmful Judaization projects in the city, such as the “City Center” project and “Silicon Valley”.
Abu Ali called on the international community to bear its responsibility and adopt a firm stance to stop Israel from continuing to violate international law and resolutions of international legitimacy, prodding it as well to take the necessary action to implement the relevant UN resolutions, affirming that East Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine and is an integral part of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967.
He voiced his total rejection of all illegal Israeli policies and plans aimed at annexing the holy city, distorting its Arab identity and changing its demography.