RAMALLAH, January 31, 2018 (WAFA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the killing of 16-year-old Laith Abu Naim, who succumbed to critical wounds sustained during clashes with Israeli forces in the village of al- Mughayyir, northeast of Ramallah.
It said this crime reflects “the culture of barbaric killing which is popular among the Israeli soldiers who are deployed throughout the Palestinian territory, it is also considered a reflection of the political instructions of the political and military levels in the state of Israel that permits and encourages the killing of Palestinians.”
The Ministry warned against the consequences of dealing with the death penalty against the unarmed Palestinians as numbers and statistics.
“Those grotesque crimes became a routine and insignificant that is not worth paying attention to the amount of tragedy and suffering of the Palestinian families due to the loss of their loved ones,” it said.
The ministry held the Israeli government headed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully responsible for this crime and other crimes, and regards it as a continuation of the series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation forces against the Palestinian people, their land, properties and holy sites.
“The international silence over the killing of Abu Naim and other Palestinians encourages the occupation authorities to continue to kill Palestinians without restraint.”
The ministry called on human rights organizations to accelerate the documentation of this crime in order to submit it to the competent national and international courts, particularly the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold the Israeli perpetrators and officials accountable.