Palestinian leader Saeb Erekat said Wednesday that the United Nations Security Council should sanction any settlers who violate the rights of Palestinians.
The remarks come as West Bank residents prepare for a march through Jerusalem and into Israeli-controlled East Jerusalem on Sunday.
“We are ready for any occupation that does not respect the rights and rights of the Palestinian people,” Erekati said during a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
“This is why we are demanding the imposition of sanctions,” he added.
On Tuesday, the United States and France expressed outrage at the violence that followed Israeli raids in East Jerusalem.
The Israeli military said that one Palestinian was killed in the clashes and the other three were lightly wounded.
Israeli officials said at the time that Palestinian protesters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli police.
The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of incitement, as well as settler violence.
On Wednesday, Erekats statement was seen as a rebuke of the Israeli government’s policies toward Palestinians.
Israel has occupied the West Banks since 1967, and settlers there have frequently clashed with Palestinians in a bid to build settlements.
Palestinians have accused Israel and its security forces of carrying out a campaign of attacks and other violations of their rights, including detaining them without charge.
The Palestinians claim the land they seek for a future state in East and West Jerusalem, as the West bank, Gaza Strip and West Bank are administered under an agreement with Israel.
Israel annexed the West and East Jerusalem territories from Jordan in the 1967 Middle East War and later annexed the Gaza Strip.
Last month, Israeli authorities said they planned to build several new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in a move that infuriated the Palestinians.
Erekatt said Israel’s settlements in East, West and Gaza were in violation of international law and that the Palestinian Authority should have a seat on the U.N. Security Council.
“The world has the responsibility of ensuring that these settlements, that are in violation, do not continue,” Ehrat said.