RAMALLAH, Sunday, April 10, 2022 (WAFA) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates today in a statement condemned the heinous crime captured by a Palestine TV camera of Israeli soldiers shooting and killing a Palestinian woman in the town of Husan in the Bethlehem governorate.
It slammed what happened today in Bethlehem as a crime against humanity and a practical translation of the political instructions of the occupation state which makes it easier for soldiers to use live bullets to kill Palestinian civilians.
The ministry held the Israeli government directly and fully responsible for this heinous crime which exposes the falseness of the occupation’s allegations and its misleading calls for calm.
It stressed that the killing of the woman, who was identified as 45-year-old Ghada Sbateen, proves once again the occupation’s advance plans to escalate and explode the situation to use it as a cover for its colonial, racist, and Judaization projects in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The ministry called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to stop the double standard policy in dealing with international issues and to shoulder its legal and moral responsibilities towards the occupation’s crimes and violations against Palestinians, notably the crime of occupation and settlement activities and the extrajudicial killings.
It called on the UN Secretary-General, to promptly activate the international protection system for the Palestinian people, urging the International Criminal Court to rapidly start its investigations into the crimes of the occupation and its settlers.