PA threatens lawsuits against US for supporting sovereignty

Israel National News reports: “The Palestinian Authority (PA) ‘justice minister’ announced that the PA intends to file lawsuits against the United States for supporting Israel’s plans to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.

‘We are looking for legal mechanisms to hold the US government accountable in committing war crimes against the Palestinians together with Israel,’ the official, Mohammed al-Shalaldeh, told the Xinhua news agency.

The US support for Israel’s plan to annex ‘Palestinian lands in the West Bank’ is one of these crimes, he noted.

‘Recognizing the occupier’s sovereignty on the occupied lands is a war crime in itself, and according to the international law, no state has the right to recognize the sovereignty of any occupying state on others’ land,’ al-Shalaldeh said…”

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