Palestinian PM urges int'l community to halt Israel attacks on Gaza Strip



Mon, 17 May 2021 - 11:32 GMT


Mon, 17 May 2021 - 11:32 GMT

CAIRO – 17 May 2021: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh urged the international community to intervene to stop the continued Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

During a government meeting on Monday, Shtayyeh explained preparations are underway to send medical supplies to the Gaza Strip.

“We are coordinating with Egypt along with other international organizations to secure a path for medical supplies into Gaza Strip” Shtayyeh said.

He added that his country is determine to head to the ‘United Nations General Assembly’ where no country has the right of ‘veto’

He noted that Israel is not able to achieve ‘peace, occupation and security at the same time’.

He stressed the need of a legitimate and legal solution for the conflict, noting that the international solidarity with his country represents the continuation of the Palestinian cause.

Shtayyeh said that the ‘brutal Israeli raids’ have wiped out entire families in Gaza, describing the attacks to be ‘systematic war crimes’

Palestine’s WAFA news agency said, Monday that hundreds of Palestinians overnight suffocated as Israeli forces cracked down on rallies in solidarity with Gaza across the West Bank.

In Bethlehem district, Israeli forces violently dispersed protestors who rallied in solidarity with Gaza in Husan village, west of the city, sparking confrontations.

The soldiers opened fire towards the protestors, causing a number to suffocate from the effects of tear gas inhalation.

In the city of Hebron, Israeli troops cracked down on Palestinians who rallied west of the Ibrahimi Mosque in protest of the ongoing onslaught on Gaza and the forced expulsions in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Dozens of suffocation cases were reported.

 In Jenin district, Israeli troops forced their way into Zbuba village, west of the city, to suppress a similar rally. Dozens of suffocation cases from tear gas were confirmed.

Similar rallies which saw participants raising the flag of Palestine and black flags and shouting slogans in condemnation of the Israeli attack on Gaza and ethnic cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah were also reported in Qabatiya town, Rummana and Jenin refugee camp.

Shelling and airstrikes by the Israeli army against Gaza Strip and clashes with civilians in the West Bank and Jerusalem since May 10 incurred 220 deaths and 6,039 injuries, according to Palestinian health Ministry

The strikes also caused the destruction of more than 200 residential units and 31 educational establishments, including schools, colleges, and vocational training centers so as hundreds of families fled from the North to the South.

On the other hand, Magen David Agom announced that 10 Israelis got killed since the beginning of the "Fence Guardian" operation on Monday while 675 others got injured.





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