RAMALLAH, Sunday, July 23, 2023 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called today for serious international intervention to force the Israeli government to stop the escalation in the occupied Palestinian territories in order to avoid an explosion of the situation that Israeli extremists are preparing for.
In a press statement, the Foreign Ministry called on all countries to put settler terrorist organizations and their elements on their terror lists, to prosecute them, and to prevent them from entering their lands, especially the countries whose nationalities are held by some of these elements.
The Foreign Ministry said the ongoing human rights abuses by Israel, the occupying power, are a reflection of the incitement campaign led by extremist ministers in the Israeli government, such as Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich, and their continuous calls for settlers to take up arms.
“The Israeli government is pushing settlers and their crimes to the forefront of events, to hide and legitimize the crimes of the occupation forces at the international level, and to give the impression to the international community that the conflict over the West Bank is between Palestinian and Israeli citizens, and that the occupation army is separating them,” said the statement.
The Foreign Ministry pointed out that international reactions towards the crimes of the occupation and settlers are not in line with the responsibilities of the international community and states in enforcing international law on the situation in Palestine.