Palestinians will not allow settler attacks to continue, can defend their rights
A spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas strongly denounced the increasing violent attacks by Israeli forces and extremist settlers in the occupied territories, stressing that Palestinians have a legitimate right to resist Israel’s occupation of their lands.
In one declaration Released on Sunday, Nabil Abu Rudeineh said the growing violence by Israeli settlers and soldiers in the occupied West Bank must be stopped, adding: âWe will not allow the assaults of the Israeli occupation and its settlers against our people to continue.
âOur people have the tools to defend their rights, and no one should underestimate the potential and determination of our people,â he added.
On Saturday evening, Israeli settlers and troops attacked the villages of Burqa, Sebastia and Bazariya in the occupied West Bank province of Nablus, injuring nearly 250 people in heavy clashes with the Palestinians. The soldiers targeted them with live ammunition, rubber-coated bullets, stun grenades and tear gas.
Burqa and neighboring villages have been the scene of clashes in recent days. They are seated near the site of a former settlement. The Israeli army destroyed this settlement in 2005. But now the settlers say they want to return.
Abu Rudeineh added that the Tel Aviv regime was playing with fire by committing crimes against Palestinians across the occupied lands.
âThe current situation resulting from Israel’s policy in the Palestinian territories is playing with fire and is unacceptable, and we will not allow it to continue,â he said.
The spokesman vowed to face all the plots and plots designed against the Palestinian nation.
“No force can impose on the Palestinian people what to do. The Palestinian people have the capacity and the determination to thwart all the conspiracies hatched against the [Palestinian] cause. “
Abu Rudeineh urged the international community, especially the UN Security Council, “to intervene urgently to provide international protection to the Palestinian people, because Israel cannot continue to act as a state above laws “.
“The next session of the PLO Central Council will pave the way for a new phase, should the Israeli regime insist on continuing its aggressive policy against the Palestinian people, and should the international community remain silent on these crimes. repeated, âhe stressed.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Abu Rudeineh stressed the need “to work to put pressure on the Israeli regime to stop settlements and curb settler attacks, which are primarily aimed at thwarting international efforts to revive the political process” .
Palestinian groups and activists have warned that Israel’s practices and settler “assaults” against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank will lead to a new intifada (uprising).
Meanwhile, Hamas and other Palestinian factions renewed their call to step up “all forms of resistance” against Israel.
The Palestinian Authority, for its part, has stepped up its criticism of the Israeli regime following increasing violence by its troops and settlers in the West Bank.
Tensions have been high in the occupied territories for months because of Israel’s colonization activities and its plan to expel Palestinian families from their ancestral homes.
Israeli rights group B’Tselem has documented hundreds of settler attacks on Palestinians and their property in the occupied West Bank this year alone.
In a 43-page report released last month, the advocacy group revealed that Israel had used settler violence as a “strategy” to capture the occupied West Bank and expel Palestinians from their own land.
According to B’s telemedicine, Israel has clearly allowed its settlers for years to assault Palestinians and inflict damage on their property as part of its policy. This included providing military protection to the attackers and, in some cases, the active participation of soldiers in the assault.
Tel Aviv has been criticized for its extensive use of lethal force and extrajudicial execution of Palestinians who do not pose an immediate threat to its forces or to the settlers.
Israeli troops have been filmed numerous times brutally killing Palestinians, the videos going viral online and drawing international condemnation.
The Israeli regime occupied the West Bank in 1967 before beginning to dot the Palestinian territory with illegal settlements and severely restrict the freedom of movement of Palestinians there.
The Palestinians want the West Bank to be part of a future independent Palestinian state with eastern Al-Quds as its capital.