RAMALLAH, Friday, January 6, 2023 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned today reports by Israeli media outlets regarding the approval by the Israeli government of a set of measures against our people and its leadership, in response to the Palestinian leadership’s decision to go to the International Court of Justice.
In a statement issued today, the Foreign Ministry said these measures are a reflection of the Netanyahu government's racist colonial platform against our people, a flagrant violation of Israel's obligations as an occupying power, and a persistence in Israel’s rebellion against international law and signed agreements.
The Foreign Ministry stressed that these and other measures will not discourage our people and our leadership from continuing the struggle and the political, diplomatic and legal action to provide international protection for our people and to put an end to Israel’s continued impunity from accountability, on the way to forcing it to end its occupation of the land of the State of Palestine.
The Foreign Ministry called on the US administration to seriously intervene to stop the implementation of the Netanyahu government's platforms that are hostile to our people and to peace.
Earlier today, Israeli reports said the Israeli Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs had ordered the transferring of approximately NIS 139 million (nearly $39 million) from Palestinian Authority funds to the so-called “Israeli victims of terrorism”.
The Israeli Ministerial Committee also reportedly ordered offsetting of the welfare payments made by the Palestinian governments to the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and the families of those killed by Israeli occupation forces in 2022.