Palestinian min. slams Israel settlements law

(7 Feb 2017) Palestinian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Rula Maa'yaa on Tuesday condemned an Israeli law that is meant to retroactively legalise thousands of West Bank settlement homes built illegally on private Palestinian land. "Nobody can legalise the theft of the Palestinian lands, building settlements is a crime, building settlements is against all international laws. I think it is time now for the international community to act concretely to stop the Israelis from these crimes" said Maa'yaa. The vote passed 60-52 in Israel's 120-member Knesset on Monday, following a raucous debate in which opposition lawmakers shouted from their seats at governing coalition lawmakers speaking in favour of the vote from the dais. The explosive law is the latest in a series of pro-settler steps taken by Israel's hard-line government since the election of Donald Trump as US president. Critics say the legislation enshrines into law the theft of Palestinian land, and it is expected to be challenged in Israel's Supreme Court. The step is expected to trigger international outrage and a flurry of lawsuits against the measure. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2616883c0d40381191314c4ae9025056 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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