Palestine FM slams intâ€™l silence towards Israelâ€™s attacksBy Bobricky 10:52 Thu, 08 Oct 2015 Comments
The Palestinian foreign ministry slammed the international communityâ€™s â€œsilence towards Israelâ€˜s attacksâ€ against Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem Thursday.
â€œHow can the international community remain silent in the face of these crimes, acting blind and deaf whenever Israel breaches international laws and treaties,â€ The ministry said in its statement.
The ministry condemned the international communityâ€™s â€œnegligence towards what is occurring against Palestinians and the leadership demands immediate international protection of Palestinians as a step towards ending the occupation.â€
The statement called upon all human rights organizations to assume their responsibilities and urgently act to confront, monitor and document Israeli â€œviolations.â€
It additionally urged them to promptly provide the ministry with documents to maintain the process of holding the Israeli government accountable for its crimes at the International Criminal Court as well as other international human rights bodies.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to expedite the provision of Palestinians with international protection, in view of increased confrontations with Israel.
During their phone conversation Sunday, Abbas urged the UN chief to swiftly respond to the Palestinian request of international protection before â€œmatters get out of control.â€
The latest spike of violence between Israelâ€™s army and settlers on the one hand, and Palestinians on the other, was provoked by a shooting ambush which killed an Israeli couple near the West Bank city of Nablus. Furthermore, two other Israelis were stabbed to death in east Jerusalem.
In return, the Israeli army killed six Palestinians, stating that three of them were shot for stabbing Israelis. The other three, including a 13-year-old teenager, were killed during the ongoing clashes in different West Bank cities which left over 600 casualties.
Confrontations flared up in Jerusalemâ€™s al-Aqsa mosque compound three weeks ago.
Israeli forces raided the Islamic holy site and cracked down on Palestinian worshipers who were protesting against permitting Jewish groups into the compound during Jewish holidays, conflicting with the status-quo.
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