RAMALLAH, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 (WAFA) - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Tuesday held Israel fully responsible for what it described as the dangerous escalation in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to a statement by the PLO’s. Department of Public Diplomacy and Policy (DPDP)
"Israel bears full responsibility for the grave escalation it instigated in the Gaza Strip and the wanton destruction and terror it has caused,” it said.
The DPDP denounced the Israeli targeting of civilian structures, stating that two million Palestinians who have suffered from Israel‘s illegal siege for the past 12 years are being targeted and have nowhere to seek shelter.
“Israel‘s deliberate targeting of civilian structures, including residential buildings and a TV station, are war crimes, and Israel must face consequences for its actions,” said the statement.
“The right-wing Israeli government has been emboldened by the international community‘s failure to enforce accountability,” said DPDP, which called on all states “to shoulder their legal and moral responsibilities by confronting Israeli aggression and ensuring protection for the Palestinian civilian population.”
“The Palestinian leadership is committed to defending our people and their rights to live in peace, security, and freedom using all available diplomatic and legal tools. The Palestinian leadership will also continue its serious efforts with the help of Egypt and other concerned parties to achieve reconciliation and unity," concluded the statement.