RAMALLAH, Friday, June 17, 2022 (WAFA) – The Presidency of the State of Palestine strongly condemned today the cold-blooded murder of three Palestinian youth by Israeli occupation forces last night in Jenin, holding the Israeli government fully responsible for the consequences of this “hideous crime”.
Yousef Nasser Salah, 23, Baraa Lahlouh, 24, and Laith Abu Srour, 24, were inside a civilian vehicle when they were ambushed and shot dead in cold blood by an undercover Israeli army force which raided the eastern neighborhood of the city of Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank, after midnight.
“This crime by the Israeli occupation forces comes ahead of US President Joe Biden's visit to the region in an attempt to evade any political commitments,” said the Presidency in a statement.
The statement pointed out that “this heinous crime and other crimes are the Israeli response to the US demands for de-escalation.”
The Presidency called on the US administration “to take serious action by applying effective pressure on the Israeli government to stop its crimes and aggression against our people before it is too late and things get out of control.”