RAMALLAH, Friday, December 10, 2021 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today condemned the fatal shooting by the Israeli occupation forces of Palestinian young man Jamil Abu Ayyash, during confrontations in the town of Beita, and urged the International Criminal Court to take action.
Abu Ayyash, 31, sustained a serious injury in the head after being hit with live ammunition by Israeli occupation soldiers in the village about 2:00 am today. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for urgent treatment, but was announced dead of his wounds about an hour later.
“The occupation’s suppression of the Palestinian citizens participating in nonviolent marches with live bullets is a crime in every sense of the word, amounting to a war crime and a crime against humanity,” the Ministry said in a statement.
The statement held the Israeli government fully and directly responsible for the crime, calling on the permanent investigation committee formed by the UN Human Rights Council to start an immediate investigation into the crimes of the Israeli occupation and its settlers.
Meantime, Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh strongly condemned Israel’s killing of Abu Ayyash, and expressed heartfelt condolences to his family.