Comment: The international community considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal under international law, but the Israeli occupation government disputes this.
On Monday, Al-Quds published an IDF announcement regarding construction plans in Kochav Ya’acov, a settlement near Ramallah.
On Monday, Al-Quds, the Palestinians Newspaper, based in the occupied Jerusalem, recently published on behalf of the Israeli army “IDF”, an announcement regarding a new construction plan aims stealing more Palestinian land for enlarging the so-called “Kochav Ya’acov”, a zionist colony was built on the territory of the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) on Thursday slammed Al-Quds over the publication of the “IDF” announcement and threatened to prevent the distribution of the newspaper in the Palestinian territories if the newspaper does not respond positively to its request.
The PJS called in its statement on Monday, Al-Quds to apologize to the Palestinian people over the publication of advertising for the israeli army and what so-called “civil administration”.
The PJS said that they will ask official parties to stop the daily distribution in the territories of the State of Palestine and call on citizens to boycott it.
“It is unacceptable that Al-Quds would contribute to the promotion of Israeli settlement plans in violation of international law and UN resolutions,” the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate said on Monday.
Al-Quds’s editor responded to the PJS, slamming its chairman Nasser Abu Bakr in a special statment titled, “A clarification from Al-Quds in response to Abu Bakr’s attack,” in its edition on Tuesday Feb. 28 2017.
Al-Quds’s wrote: “Abu Bakr attacked the paper without undertaking the burden of inquiry about the Civil Administration (IDF branch) announcement,” the note stated.
“It appears that Abu Bakr does not know or is ignoring that Al-Quds is a national newspaper published in occupied Jerusalem since 1967 and is committed to Israeli licensing laws, including that which pertains to publishing government announcements.”