Foreign Ministry Condemns Israeli Violations Against Palestinian Civilians Amongst International Silence
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry strongly condemns Israeli violations against Palestinian civilians and their property, calling on the international community to break its silence toward these Israeli violations.
“The Ministry strongly condemns the continuing Israeli violations against unarmed Palestinian civilians, their land, property and holy places. The latest of which was the closure of Al- Ibrahimi Mosque (in Hebron) for two days under the pretext of Jewish holidays and turning the surrounding area into a military encampment, forcing the Palestinian residents of the old city of Hebron to go through four military gates to get to their homes so that the settlers can storm and desecrate the Ibrahimi Mosque in order to perform their Jewish rituals,” a statement concluded.
Moreover, the ministry also strongly condemned “the escalation of settler attacks on olive harvesters throughout the West Bank and its attempt to completely sabotage this national season, additionally, the escalation in the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under the pretext of holidays amidst calls by the so-called temple mount groups to hold rituals and prayers south of Al-Aqsa Mosque this evening. In addition to the criminal attacks on people’s vehicles, damaging their tires, throwing stones at them and writing racist slogans on cars as was the case this morning in the village of Deir Ammar, west of Ramallah.”
The Ministry added that it has “always warned against dealing with the ongoing violations of the occupation and its crimes as if they do not require any serious stance against them, which will lead to serious consequences that encourage the occupying power to continue to abuse the Palestinian people, violate their rights, continue to build settlements, escalate ethnic cleansing operations, and commit massacres or mass displacement of Palestinian citizens.
The ministry affirms that this silence must end and international mechanisms should be activated to provide the international protection required for our people to face these continuing occupation crimes.