Shtayyeh Urges UN to Ensure Israeli Attacks’ Cessation

Palestinian Prime Minister, Mohammad Shtayyeh (special)

Ramallah, MINA – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged the United Nations to immediately intervene to stop and ensure the cessation of Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip.

“International community should not just be silent and be an observer in the face of Israeli military crimes against Palestinian civilians, and cannot just take a neutral stance in the face of photographs bodies of Palestinian children,” Shtayyeh said during a Monday cabinet session in Ramallah as quoted from Wafa.

“We do not accept statements that place perpetrators and victims equally,” he said.

Since Saturday, 27 Palestinians including two pregnant women and two babies were killed and more than 100 others injured in Israeli airstrikes.

The situation in Gaza Strip has heated up since the deaths of four Palestinians, including a teenager, and 51 people who were injured by Israeli military attack on Hamas affiliate posts on Friday, as well as Israeli attacks on protests against Israeli occupation.

Palestinian resistance factions responded to the attack by launching 600 rockets into Israeli settlements, which killed three people.

Shtayyeh said President Mahmoud Abbas had contact with a number of regional and international figures overnight as an effort to stop Israeli attacks on Gaza.

He welcomed all efforts aimed at securing a ceasefire agreement, especially efforts led by Egypt.

Shtayyeh stressed the importance of strengthening Palestinian national unity in facing Israeli attacks on Gaza and supporting the government to assume its responsibility in providing assistance to Gaza residents. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)