Press TV has interviewed Jamal Juma, head of the Stop the Wall campaign from Ramallah, on the Israeli aggression against Palestinians.
The latest wave of tensions was triggered by the Israeli regime’s imposition in August of restrictions on the entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque.
Palestinians are also angry at increasing violence by illegal Israeli settlers, who frequently storm al-Aqsa Mosque. They say the Tel Aviv regime seeks to change the status quo of the compound.
The Zionist plan to judaize al-Quds (Jerusalem) and to separate it from the occupied West Bank and Tel Aviv’s “whole ethnic-cleansing” policy has been “hit strongly in the heart by the Palestinian “youth uprising,” Juma said.
“It (the uprising) changed the whole equation, the whole Israeli calculations towards what is happening in the West Bank has been hit in the heart.”
Israelis think that they can undermine the Palestinian resistance by resorting to further violence, the commentator argued, but they have not learned the “lesson of the history.”
“In all the Intifadas…, the thing that makes the Intifadas bigger and bigger… is the Israeli violence…. This is not going to stop the Palestinians. The more there’s crime, the more the Palestinians will go out to the streets and their resistance will be increasing,” Juma stated.
The Israeli regime has rejected a proposal for international observers to be deployed at the al-Aqsa compound.
The Palestinian Ministry of Health says that at least 45 Palestinians have been killed across the occupied territories since the beginning of October. Eight Israelis are also said to have died.