The spokesperson of the Palestinian presidency Nabil Abu Rudeineh said that Israeli authorities are dragging the region into a square of violence, escalation, tension and instability through its insistence on continuing the policy of collective punishment, killing, assaults on Al-Aqsa Mosque and settler terrorism.
Abu Rudeineh added that the storming of the Al-Aqsa Mosque by extremist settlers, raising the occupation flag in its courtyards and sabotaging the electricity power grids inside it confirms that the extremist Israeli government is looking for ways to escalate the situation.
He said that these dangerous policies seek to eliminate any regional or international effort to provide stability and prevent the deterioration of the situation.
Abu Rudeineh stressed that Palestinian people won’t allow the occupation authorities to harm al-Aqsa Mosque, ” he said, adding that the repeated attacks on the Bab Al-Rahma chapel by Israel are “playing with fire.”
Abu Rudeineh also took Israel to task for its ongoing counterterrorism measures in the West Bank, dubbing them “collective punishment.” This policy “will not bring security and stability to anyone, but will push the region to further escalation and tension,” he said.
Abu Rudeineh urged the US administration “to intervene immediately to stop these dangerous practices and put pressure on Israel to halt all its unilateral measures.”