RAMALLAH, Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (WAFA) – The Palestinian presidency today condemned the Israeli assault and killings in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and held the Israeli government responsible for its consequences.
Presidential spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said in a statement that the Israeli occupation is getting close to an open confrontation with the entire Palestinian people through its all-out aggression that began in Jerusalem and then spread to Jenin, Gaza, and today in Nablus, which left three people dead and dozens wounded.
Abu Rudeineh said the Israeli government is not interested in achieving calm and stability, and instead it is shedding Palestinian blood and exploiting it to achieve gains in Israeli internal politics.
He criticized statements by the US delegate to the United Nations who said that Israel has the right to defend itself, stressing that such statements support the Israeli propaganda, which is rejected and unacceptable because Israel is the aggressor and it occupies the Palestinian land since 1967, as recognized by the entire world.
What is required now, he said, is to hold Israel responsible for this bloody escalation, which claimed the lives of dozens of the Palestinian people.
The presidential spokesman stressed that this aggression, if it continues, will ignite the region, and will cause devastation that no one can bear the serious consequences of.
“Jerusalem and its holy places are the basis for peace and stability for all,” he said. “Continuation of this Israeli aggression, whether through daily cold-blooded killings, settlement expansion at the expense of Palestinian land, or the continued desecration and storming of holy sites, demolishing homes, expelling residents and other Israeli measures will not make our Palestinian people surrender or accept to compromise their national principles at all costs. The international community must end its dubious silence and stand firmly against Israel's policy that violated all international laws and human rights the world calls daily to implement.”