Jan. 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Palestinian permanent representative to the United Nations, Riyad Mansur, has asked the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for an urgent meeting to discuss the death of at least nine Palestinians in a refugee camp in the West Bank city of Jenin.
Mansur, who has appeared at a press conference, has condemned the violence in a brief press conference on the last day, after which the Palestinian mission at the United Nations has released a letter on social networks for the members of the Council.
“The international community must act to ensure the protection (of the Palestinians) by virtue of the Humanitarian Law of the United Nations resolutions,” he explained in a letter, adding that it is “urgent” to point out the responsibilities of those who commit crimes against the Palestinians. Palestinians.
The letter, sent to the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, requests that the document be available to all its members “immediately”, as well as that it be distributed as an “official document” within the organization.
“There is no justification for such force and threats against the civilian population under occupation. Even those branded by Israel as ‘preemptive strikes’, as well as ‘search and arrest operations’ in Palestinian areas do not justify such barbarism against the population. “, reads the letter.
In this sense, he added that neither Israel, nor its military forces nor the settlers have “rights” in any way to be in the occupied Palestinian territories, including East Jerusalem. Thus, he explained that it is time to review the criteria that Israel has when calling Palestinians “militants” or “terrorists”, since any Palestinian is attacked for being so.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health has confirmed the death of at least nine people in the raid in Jenin, one of the fatalities being a civilian, which has caused the rejection of the UN special coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Tor Wennesland.
Abbas has declared this Thursday three days of mourning, so the Palestinian flags will fly at half mast during this period. The announcement came shortly after Al Fatá called a day of general strike in the West Bank and East Jerusalem to condemn the Israeli operation.