The Palestinian presidency condemned Israel’s killing of five Palestinians in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, on Monday.
The Presidency stressed that the commission of this crime in Jericho confirms that the new Israeli government is continuing the series of crimes against the Palestinian people.
The presidency considered that Israel’s recurrent targeted killings and the unlawful use of collective punishment in violation of most elementary principles of humanity, morality, dignity, and rule of law
It pointed out that the international silence on the violations and crimes of the occupation encourages it to commit more massacres against the Palestinians.
It called on the international community, especially the US administration, to intervene and put pressure on the occupation government to stop its dangerous escalation, spare the region more violence and tension, and provide international protection for the Palestinians.
The large-scale raid took place in the early hours of Monday in the Aqabet Jabr refugee camp – which has been under an Israeli siege, as described by Palestinians, for more than a week – and continued until after dawn.
The Israeli forces continue their siege imposed on the city of Jericho and the Aqaba Jabr camp, for the tenth day in a row, by closing the main and branch entrances of Jericho, through military checkpoints, and restricting the movement of citizens ‘ vehicles.
For its part, The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned in the strongest terms the crime committed again by the Israeli occupying forces in the Aqbat Jabr refugee camp near the city of Jericho, which resulted in the killing of five citizens, in addition to the siege imposed on the city of Jericho and the injury of many Palestinian citizens.
The organization held the Israeli occupation authorities fully responsible for the continuation of its policies based on colonial settlement, murder, demolition of homes in Occupied East Jerusalem and the displacement of its population,
“This is a flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions and international law, and we reiterate our call for the international community to intervene urgently to put an end to these daily attacks and crimes and to hold the perpetrators accountable,” it said.