RAMALLAH, Monday, June 6, 2022 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today stressed that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip would not have lasted all this time if the international community did not stay silent and held Israel accountable for its violations and crimes against the Palestinian people and lands.
"This occupation would not have continued if it had been held accountable for its violations and if there was an international will to end it,” said Shtayyeh at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting held in Ramallah. “We have paid dearly from our blood, our land, our present and our future for this silence, this tolerance and this impunity.”
Palestinians marked yesterday the 55th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip after Israel launched its war on its Arab neighbors on June 5, 1967.
The Prime Minister called on the international community to end its double standard policy when it comes to Palestine and take the necessary measures and steps to stop and punish the occupying power for its violations, crimes and flagrant violations of international law and force it to end its occupation of the land of the State of Palestine.