Israel to migrate 2,000 colonists in Palestine
Published: 09:08 PM, 10 September 2020
Colonists of the Falash Mura in Ethiopia; Photo: Collected
The Israeli occupation government on Wednesday has approved the migration of 2,000 colonists of the Falash Mura in Ethiopia to historic Palestine by the end of the year.
According to a statement issued by Palestine International Broadcast on social media Facebook on Thursday, Israel will make preparations to bring those colonists whose immigration is approved before the end of 2020 while the Israeli occupation uproots the Palestinians from their homeland.
Earlier, Ali Al-Nuaimi, chairman of the Defence, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee at the UAE’s Federal Council, said on Tuesday that the controversial normalization deal with Israel will not be affected even if Tel Aviv launches a war on the Gaza Strip. “The peace with Israel can endure such crises as a war on Gaza,” he told in an interview with Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth.
Al-Nuaimi, in the interview, accused the Palestinian leadership of being “stuck in the past” due to its stance towards Israel.
Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued instructions on the same day banning any offensive statements or actions towards Arab leaders, including UAE rulers.
The Palestinian leadership has watered down its criticism of the normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates before an Arab League meeting in Cairo. A draft resolution presented by the Palestinian envoy, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, does not include a call to condemn or act against, the Emirates over the U.S.-brokered deal.
The draft Palestinian resolution to be debated by Arab foreign ministers said the Israel-US-UAE announcement “doesn’t diminish Arab consensus over the Palestinian cause, the Palestinian cause is the cause of the entire Arab nation”.
It is worth to be mentioned that Israel launched three massive offensives against the besieged enclave in the period between 2008 and 2014, causing the deaths of thousands of Palestinians along with unprecedented destruction in Gaza.