RAMALLAH, Sunday, December 05, 2021 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called today on the international community to reconsider the definition of terrorism, after the Israeli government’s officials praised the police officers who killed Palestinian young man Mohammad Salima in Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate plaza yesterday.
In a press statement, the Foreign Ministry urged officials in the international community “to start a comprehensive review and reformulate the definition of terrorism and its annexes, and not leave the matter to Israel as an occupying and apartheid state to formulate this definition.”
The statement was in response to comments by the Israel Police which lauded the “vigilance and rapid response” of the officers who shot Salima dead, as well as remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett also praised the officers for acting “quickly and determinedly.”
The ministry pointed out that it was following up on this crime in all its aspects in preparation for submitting it to the International Criminal Court, which the former expects to act immediately and not be subjected to blackmail by Israel and all the major powers that stand on its side.
“These positions constitute a green light for the occupation soldiers to continue committing more crimes against Palestinian citizens,” the statement read, as it condemned Israeli officials and blamed them for this extrajudicial crime, and for other crimes committed against our Palestinian people.
The Ministry noted that the international community's fear of criticizing Israel, the occupying power, reflects a major imbalance in the relationship between the international community and Israel.
The statement urged the international community to assume its responsibilities regarding the Israeli occupation and not give in to the fait accompli imposed by the latter.