The Palestinian presidency on Tuesday condemned the Israeli assault and killings in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and held the Israeli government responsible for its consequences.
Palestinian Presidential Spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a statement that the Israeli occupation is instigating an open confrontation with the entire Palestinian people through its all-out aggression that began in Jerusalem and then spread to Jenin, Gaza, and now Nablus, which left three people dead and dozens wounded.
Abu Rudeineh also said that the Israeli government is not interested in achieving calm and stability, and instead is shedding Palestinian blood and exploiting it to achieve gains in Israeli internal politics.
Furthermore, he criticised statements made by the US delegate to the UN, who said that Israel has the right to defend itself, stressing that such statements support Israeli propaganda, which is rejected and unacceptable because Israel is an aggressor that has been occupying Palestinian land since 1967.
What is now required, he said, is to hold Israel responsible for this bloody escalation, which claimed the lives of dozens of Palestinians.
Moreover, Abu Rudeineh stressed that this aggression, if it continues, will ignite the region and will cause devastation that no one can bear the serious consequences of.
“Jerusalem and its holy places are the basis for peace and stability for all,” he said.
“Continuation of this Israeli aggression — whether through daily cold-blooded killings, settlement expansion at the expense of Palestinian land, or the continued desecration and storming of holy sites, demolishing homes, expelling residents, and other Israeli measures — will not make our Palestinian people surrender or accept to compromise their national principles at all costs.”
The international community must end its dubious silence and stand firmly against Israel’s policy that violated all international laws and human rights the world calls daily to implement.” he added.