Palestine sends letters to the United Nations reviewing the escalation of the Israeli occupation’s attacks
Palestine sent letters to the United Nations in which it reviewed the escalation of the Israeli occupation’s attacks, which included unarmed killings in the occupied West Bank and violations against Palestinian prisoners.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry said that the representative of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, sent these messages yesterday, Friday, to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, the Norwegian Presidency of the UN Security Council, and the President of the General Assembly of the International Organization, Abdullah Shahid.
Mansour pointed out that the Israeli occupation continues to target the young and old of the Palestinian people illegally and cruelly, which makes their lives an unbearable hell, and causes enormous daily suffering for them, according to what was stated in the messages.
The Palestinian delegate stressed the lack of credibility of the Israeli investigations into the killings and attacks targeting Palestinians, pointing out that they never lead to indictments and prosecutions against the Israeli perpetrators.
Mansour called for supporting the continuation of the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court in Palestine to work to stop and confront the war crimes committed by Israel against the Palestinians.
He described the situation of the Palestinian prisoners in the occupation prisons as embarrassing, in light of the continued violation of their basic rights stipulated in international law, and their suffering from medical negligence.
The Palestinian delegate urged the international community to move to put an end to the systematic violations of the occupation against Palestinian prisoners, including collective punishment, medical negligence, and the widespread and illegal practice of administrative detention.
The Palestinian messages addressed to the United Nations come in light of Israeli attacks that recently targeted unarmed Palestinians, including the elderly Omar Asaad (80 years), from Jaljia village in Ramallah, who was martyred last Wednesday while in detention as a result of the occupation forces’ assault on him.
And earlier this month, the elderly Suleiman Al-Hathlin, 75, suffered severe injuries throughout his body after an Israeli police truck ran over him in his village of Umm al-Khair, south of Hebron in the West Bank.
Arrests in the Negev
On the other hand, the Israeli police arrested a Palestinian demonstrator yesterday, Friday, during the suppression of a demonstration in the city of Tel Sheva in the Negev region, which came out to denounce the bulldozing of residents’ lands.
The Anatolia news agency quoted witnesses as saying that the Israeli police fired rubber-coated metal bullets and tear gas canisters at the demonstrators.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the occupation police arrested 132 Palestinian demonstrators from inside, during the protests that were organized in the Negev against the leveling of lands, according to the Arab 48 website.
Meanwhile, Nasser Atawna, one of the defense lawyers for the prisoners who were arrested during the Negev protests, said that the Israeli police do not have any legal justification for their arrest, and are launching a campaign of random arrests to intimidate young people and deter them from participating in the protests.