JENIN, Friday, January 27, 2023 (WAFA) – Palestine Friday pledged to pursue justice and accountability for the victims of the heinous Israeli onslaught that resulted in the killing of nine Palestinians in northern occupied West Bank refugee camp of Jenin.
“Israel’s criminal assault against Jenin is the latest in this extremist government’s heinous onslaught against the Palestinian people, which resulted in the willful killing of eleven Palestinians,” the Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ministry said in a press statement.
“This Israeli assault against the Jenin refugee camp is an extension of Israel’s deliberate pattern of conduct that publicly commits to carry out international crimes to advance its annexationists policies and practices,” it added.
It pledged to “pursue justice and accountability for Palestinian victims through all available legal and political means, including stopping the so-called security coordination with Israel.”
The Palestinian leadership officially declared a halt to security coordination with Israel during a press conference held in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.
The Foreign Ministry urged the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to “assume its responsibilities towards the Palestinian people without further delay” and the Secretary-General of the United Nations to “immediately pursue his responsibility and obligation and issue a decision for international presence and protection, as per United Nations resolutions.”
On Thursday, Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including an elderly woman, and wounded 20 others in a raid on the northern West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, in what was described one of the deadliest days in the occupied West Bank since Israel ramped up raids at the start of 2021.
A tenth Palestinian was also killed by Israel in al-Ram town, north of Jerusalem.