The Israeli police have arrested settlers from Yitzhar settlement in northern West Bank, charged of planning terrorist attacks against Palestinians. Israeli police also arrested nine other settlers, yesterday, who announced their attempt to kidnap and kill Palestinians. Meanwhile, the Public Prosecution in Israel filed an indictment against the extremist Rabbi “Yosef Altsur” from Yitzhar the settlement and former head of the religious school, on charges of inciting violence and killing Palestinians.
The Ministry condemns, in the strongest terms, terrorism in all its forms, including Jewish terrorism and its organizations. As it calls firstly, to consider the elements of these organizations as terrorists and deal with them on accordingly. Secondly, the closure and dismantling of Yitzhar settlement and other settlements that constitute the advanced base of Jewish terrorism, throughout the occupied West Bank, fully aware of the need to dismantle all the illegal settlements, as the Palestinian side has consistently emphasized since the first day of the settlement construction in the occupied territory.
The ministry calls on the UN Security Council to deal with this terrorist community and other settlement areas with the required intensity imposed by international and humanitarian law, as we also expect the United States representative in the United Nations, to condemn Jewish organizations terrorism and conform to its declared positions on the war on terror.
14th of June.2017