Russia: Israeli aggressions on West Bank 'bloodiest' since 2005
Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy says Israeli aggressions on the West Bank have resulted in "bloodiest" in the past two decades.
Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dmitry Polyanskiy accused "Israel" of escalation in Palestine's West Bank noting that the increased aggressions against the West Bank resulted in the death of 130 Palestinians.
At this rate, Polyanski said, during a UN Security Council, 2022 has been the "bloodiest" in nearly two decades noting that "according to information received, the use of force by "Israel" in the West Bank - already 130 people have been killed this year which makes it the bloodiest year since 2005."
The Israeli government's activities, notably the construction of settlements and the looting of Palestinian land, together with the use of force, according to the Russian envoy, have had irreparable impacts.
'Israel' threatens 130,000 Palestinians with home demolition
The Israeli occupation government issued on November 15 an order to loot around 320 dunams (230,000 square meters) of land in Beit Lahm in the southern occupied West Bank to expand its illegal settlements on Palestinian land, the Palestinian Wafa news agency reported.
Wafa cited Hasan Brijiyeh, an anti-settlement and anti-apartheid activist in Beit Lahm, as saying that the Israeli occupation forces delivered a military order to seize around 320 dunams of land in the areas of Al-Khader, Nahalin, and Artas in the city in order to expand the illegal settlements of "Daniel", "Eliezer", and "Efrat", in violation of the international law and United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
According to the news agency, the Israeli occupation order will come into effect within 30 days from the date of the decision.
In October, Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian activist who monitors Israeli settlement in the northern West Bank, indicated that Israeli occupation authorities were planning to steal some 616 dunams (616,000 square meters) of Palestinian-owned land in Qaryout, Al-Lubban Ash-Sharqiya, and As-Sawiya in favor of the expansion of the illegal settlement of "Eli", completely disregarding the UNSC Resolution 2334, which considered illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and Al-Quds as "a flagrant violation under international law."