RAMALLAH, Saturday, August 7, 2021 (WAFA) - The Palestinian presidency today condemned the Israeli army killing yesterday of 38-year-old Imad Dweikat in the village of Beita, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and called for providing international protection for the Palestinian people.
Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh told Voice of Palestine radio that the killing of Dweikat confirms the viciousness and crimes of the occupation against the defenseless Palestinian people and a continuation of the daily killings that cannot be tolerated.
He renewed the call on the international community to provide protection for the Palestinian people, end the occupation, and establish the independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital on the 1967 borders.
Abu Rudeineh appreciated the position of the US State Department, which called on Israel to refrain from displacing the Palestinian families of Sheikh Jarrah and not to take other steps that would exacerbate tensions and undermine efforts to revive the two-state solution, calling on the US administration to take practical and tangible steps on the ground in that matter.
The presidential spokesman said President Mahmoud Abbas will announce in his upcoming speech at the United Nations General Assembly next month an initiative that calls for obligating Israel to stop its violations against the Palestinian people, as well as providing international protection for them in light of the Israeli occupation government continuing to commit crimes against the Palestinian people with total disregard to all international conventions and treaties in this regard.