Arab League holds Israel responsible for deadly settler rampage in West Bank

2023-02-28 22:04:14
Arab League holds Israel responsible for deadly settler rampage in West Bank

The Arab League holds the far-right Israeli administration led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fully responsible for the systematic crimes committed by extremist settlers, after they went on a violent rampage in the West Bank.

The regional organization, in a statement released on Monday, said that such acts of aggression are being carried out under the protection, participation and support of the Israeli military, warning of their dire consequences across the Palestinian territories, the region and the world.

The 22-member bloc noted that the ongoing aggression, which falls within the context of Israel's repressive measures against Palestinians in Nablus, Jenin and other occupied West Bank cities, aims to thwart the international and regional efforts that seek to rekindle the Middle East peace talks, and revive the chances of a so-called two-state solution before it is too late.

The Arab League went on to stress that the escalating tensions in the West Bank are the upshot of the official positions and statements of the incumbent Israeli administration.

“The positions and statements of this administration are marked by intimidation, threats and incitement against Palestinians and their rights,” the organization said, adding that the current Israeli regime does not shy away from practicing all forms of hostility.

The pan-Arab organization also demanded measures that will force Israel into immediately stopping such gave crimes and recurrent assaults, calling for the international protection of Palestinians.

Moreover, the Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates called on the international community to provide international protection for defenseless Palestinians, and support the oppressed nation against Israeli terrorism.

“The appalling scenes of Israeli militia groups jeopardizing lives of ordinary civilians in Huwara, setting ablaze homes, cars and trees, and reducing them to ash and rubble are sickening and unprecedented,” the ministry said in a statement.

This Jewish settler terrorism is "financially, diplomatically, and politically facilitated and supported by every branch of the Israeli regime and celebrated by its officials,” the statement also read.


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