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Palestine Demands Security Council Protection

As Israeli army kills 10 Palestinians in assault on northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hussein Al-Sheikh, announced on Wednesday that “the Palestinian leadership has decided to seize the Security Council of the United Nations in order to demand protection international community for its citizens, in the face of continuing Israeli crimes.”

Israeli Army Killed 10 Palestinians

The announcement comes as the Israeli army killed 10 Palestinians and injured dozens more after storming the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Wednesday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. .

In a press release posted on Twitter, Al-Sheikh said that the Palestinian leadership is “seriously considering taking action at all levels” in response to the killing of 10 Palestinians by the Israeli army during the assault on the city. of Nablus, in the northern West Bank.

Al-Sheikh described the Israeli incursion into Nablus as “a barbaric, criminal, planned and premeditated act”.

In a related context, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh called on the European Union to “end the policy of double standards which encourages Israel to continue its aggression, and to take punitive measures against Israel to end its violations of international law and international humanitarian law in Palestine.”

This emerged from the meeting he had in his office in the city of Ramallah, in the West Bank, with a delegation from the European Parliament led by the Member of Parliament responsible for relations with Palestine, Margrete Auken, and in the presence of the Union’s representative in Palestine, Sven Kon von Burgsdorff, according to a press release issued by Shtayyeh’s office and viewed by Anadolu.

Shtayyeh gave the European delegation an overview of “the occupation’s escalating violations against the Palestinians, the latest of which is the massacre perpetrated by the occupation in Nablus.”

Shtayyeh called on “the European Union to recognize the State of Palestine, in consecration of the two-state solution which is in accordance with international law and the historical positions of the Union and its members.”

The Palestinian Prime Minister accused Israel of trying to disrupt the visit of the European Parliament delegation to Palestine, by arresting and deporting a Spanish MP and not granting a residence visa to another member of the delegation, believing that this behavior is “unacceptable and that Israel must not be allowed to be above the law.”

For their part, the members of the European delegation affirmed “the faith of the European Union and their countries in the principle of the two-state solution aimed at establishing a Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967.”

The Palestinian health ministry said earlier Wednesday that 10 Palestinians had been killed and dozens more injured after the Israeli army stormed the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu that an Israeli army force stormed the northern West Bank city of Nablus from several axes.

Witnesses said Israeli forces surrounded a house in the center of the Old City of Nablus, and an exchange of gunfire and explosions were heard.

For several months, the Israeli army has been pursuing the Palestinian armed group “La Den des Lions”, which is based in the old city of Nablus.

This article is originally published on aa.com.tr

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