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Palestinian FM calls on international community to stop Israeli aggression, criminal acts

Palestinians put out a fire following a clash with Israeli forces at al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds on April 22, 2022. (Photo by Reuters)

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has called on the international community to fulfill its responsibilities and adopt appropriate measures to stop the Israeli regime’s violations of human rights and criminal acts, particularly its land expropriation and settlement expansion policies.

The ministry, in a statement released on Sunday, urged the international community to fulfill its obligations by taking necessary legal steps to compel the occupying Tel Aviv regime to stop its violations and aggression, and to pressure Israel to engage in serious negotiations that would put an end to the occupation of Palestinian-owned land.

International measures have so far failed to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and have instead given Israel more time to eliminate the remaining opportunities for the so-called two-state solution, the statement noted.

The Palestinian foreign ministry then held the Israeli regime fully and directly responsible for expansion of illegal settlements, Judaization of al-Quds as well as attempts to disconnect the occupied holy city from its Palestinian neighborhoods.

It emphasized that Israeli authorities are exploiting the international situation and racing against time to advance their expansionist colonial projects, and to implement the apartheid system in occupied Palestinian territories.

The ministry described Israel’s practices and plans as a coup against the existing agreements, stressing that the Tel Aviv regime is fiercely opposed to peace.

The Palestinian foreign ministry finally condemned Israeli regime’s plans aimed at the expansion of existing settlements and outposts, construction of new settler units, as well as confiscation and razing of Palestinian lands.

Top Hamas official: Palestinians’ strong steadfastness thwarts Israeli plots in Aqsa Mosque

Meanwhile, a high-ranking member of Hamas resistance movement says the recent developments in the occupied al-Quds mark “a new victory for the Palestinian nation similar to the Operation al-Quds Sword.”

The Palestinian resistance front has managed to propagate its discourse, Moussa Abu Marzouk, a member of Hamas political bureau, said.

Abu Marzouk pointed out that local residents of al-Quds rose up in defense of sacred Islamic and Christian sites in the holy city, noting that those living in the West Bank presented a great example of resistance and sacrifice despite Israeli restrictive measures.

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