Palestinian and Jewish activists have filed a lawsuit with a US court against Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials over war crimes they committed against Palestinian citizens.
According to Maariv newspaper on Tuesday, 35 Palestinian and Jewish activists, all American citizens, are suing Netanyahu, his war minister Avigdor Lieberman and former foreign minister of Israel Tzipi Livni.
The legal complaint accuses the three Israeli officials of committing war crimes against the Palestinians and funding illegal settlement construction in the West Bank.
The lawsuit also names David Friedman, Trump’s ambassador-designate to Israel, and his charity, American Friends of Beit El Yeshiva Center, as being a major fundraiser for illegal Israeli settlements.
The complaint was prepared by noted attorney in Washington Martin McMahon, who has filed three other lawsuits that are currently before US courts and aim to cut off the stream of funding from the US to Israeli colonialism.
Palestinian factions condemn Trump’s statements against Hamas
A number of Palestinian factions condemned on Sunday the latest statements by the US President Donald Trump which linked Hamas to terrorism and denounced his bias to Israel.
The factions said in separate statements that Trump’s comments, in his speech on Sunday to the Arab-Islamic-American summit held with the participation of 55 Arab and Islamic leaders in Saudi Arabia, serve Israel and attempt to integrate it into the region.
The Islamic Jihad leader Khader Adnan said in a statement that accusing Hamas of terrorism in the presence of Arab leaders is a declaration of war against the Palestinian people and a criminalization of its legitimate resistance.
For its part, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine condemned in a press release Trump’s statements and added that the continued and unlimited US support for the Israel in its occupation of Palestine and non-compliance with the international legitimacy resolutions is what perpetuates terrorism.
The Palestinian al-Ahrar Movement considered Trump’s description of Hamas as a form of terrorism a blatant attack on the Palestinian people and its legitimate resistance, stressing that the main enemy of the Arab and Islamic nation is Israel which represents the worst forms of terrorism.
The Movement said in a statement that there is an attempt to create new alliances based on escalating the sectarian conflicts in the Arab and Islamic countries to serve Israel and legitimize its presence in the region.
It warned against attempts to liquidate the Palestinian cause and portray it as an obstacle to co-existence with Israel rather than as a central issue that requires mobilizing all the nation’s energies.
During his speech to the Arab-Islamic-American summit held in Saudi Arabia, Trump accused Hamas of being a terrorist movement saying, “ISIS, Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and Hamas represent different forms of terrorism.”