The Palestinian Authority has accused the Israeli occupation authorities of killing Palestinians intentionally while the international community is watching its crimes and keeping silent. The accusation was made by the foreign ministry in Ramallah while commenting on the killing by Israeli forces of 19 year-old Hazim Al-Rimawi on the outskirts of the West Bank city on Sunday morning.
“This new crime is added to the continuous series of field executions of Palestinians across the occupied Palestinian lands,” the ministry said. It noted that the executions are part of Israel’s policy of shooting live ammunition at Palestinians protesting against the military occupation and colonisation of their land. “The daily [Israeli] crimes reflect a dangerous policy being carried out by the country’s right wing, which is ruling Israel, against our people.”
The ministry pointed out that this is a multi-faceted policy:
It includes double-standards by the Israeli government and its institutions, which adopt flagrant discrimination against the Palestinians. This has been very clear in recent days.
The statement noted that while the Israeli occupation forces fired live ammunition to disperse a Palestinian protest, killing Al-Rimawi, they did not use such force to break up a protest by Jewish settlers near Ramallah. “This racist Israeli policy has led to the execution of hundreds of Palestinian youths who did not pose any danger,” the statement concluded.