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PA calls on UN Security Council to disarm Israeli settlers

On Friday, Palestinian Authority (PA) Permanent Representative Riyad Mansour called upon the UN Security Council to guarantee the disarming of Israeli Jewish settlers in occupied Palestinian territories, Quds Press reported.

Speaking to the UNSC, he called for an “immediate interference to stop the Israeli military occupation and the extremist settlers against the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories.”

Mansour also said: “UNSC issued resolution number 904 in the wake of the Hebron massacre committed at the hand of a terrorist settler [in the early 1990s]. The decision called for granting protection for Palestinians in their lands and disarming settlers. We call on implementing this.”

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He added: “We have witnessed the field sections committed by the Israeli occupation committed against Palestinian civilians for their participation in demonstrations against the violence of Israeli occupation.”

The PA representative declared Israel should be held responsible for “dragging” Palestinians to this “dangerous Square”, stressing that it must be questioned over violations of international law.

UNSC resolution number 904 was issued on March 18, 1994, calling for Israel to disarm settlers in order to stop the illegal violence that was being directed against Palestinians. It also called for taking measures that guarantee the protection and safety of Palestinian civilians in occupied territories.

Meanwhile, Israeli Representative to the UN Danny Danon expressed on Friday the Israeli refusal to any international presence in Al-Aqsa Mosque, while an Israeli settler shot and killed 18-year-old Fadil Qawasmi in Hebron. Eye witness reported seeing settlers “distributing candies” following the death.

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