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Presidency condemns Israeli army raid, closure of Palestinian CSOs

Presidency condemns Israeli army raid, closure of Palestinian CSOs

RAMALLAH, Thursday, August 18, 2022 (WAFA) – The Presidency today condemned the Israeli army raid into and closure of the premises of seven Palestinian civil society and human rights organizations in the West Bank cities of Ramallah and al-Bireh.

The Presidency slammed the raid into and closure of the organizations’ premises as a crime and a flagrant attack not only against Palestinian CSOs and human rights organizations, but also against international human rights organizations.

It urged the international community to take urgent action to protect the Palestinian people, put an end to Israel’s continued acts of aggression while pledging to take action at all levels to counter the Israeli decision to close the organizations.

Meanwhile, Secretary-General of PLO Executive Committee, Hussein al-Sheikh, condemned the Israeli army closure of the CSOs offices, describing it as a “dangerous escalation and is an attempt to silence the voice of truth and justice.”

“We will appeal to all official international bodies and human rights institutions to intervene immediately to condemn this occupier behavior and place pressure on them to reopen the institutions and to be able to exercise their activities freely,” he tweeted.


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