PA condemns Israeli settlers attack on Palestinian village in West Bank

Source: Xinhua| 2019-01-27 03:22:49|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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RAMALLAH, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinian Authority (PA) condemned on Saturday the Israeli settlers' attack on a Palestinian village in the West Bank city of Ramallah where one Palestinian was killed and nine others injured.

Mayor of the village Faraj al-Na'san told Xinhua that clashes broke out in the village of Lemghayar between the residents of the village and dozens of Israeli settlers backed by Israeli army.

The PA Health Ministry said in a press statement that a Palestinian man called Hamdi al-Na'san, 38 years old, was killed and nine others were injured by the gunfire of the armed settlers.

Palestinian Authority said in an official statement that "the Israeli crimes of killing in the West Bank, in Jerusalem and in Gaza are showing again that the Israeli government is carrying on with escalation against the Palestinians."

The statement held the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for the current wave of tension, adding that "this will lead to dangerous consequences of uncontrolled dangerous atmospheres."

The PA called on the international community to ensure protection for the Palestinian people, adding that the Palestinians and their leadership will never make concessions on their stable rights.

Meanwhile, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party said in a press statement that "the settlers' attack on the village represents the top organized terror that Israeli practices under an official Israeli government's cover."

Islamic Hamas Movement's spokesman in Gaza Abdulatif al-Qanou'a called on the Palestinian people to confront the Israeli army and Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

"These attacks on our people are backed by the occupation forces and the Israeli government, which are certainly war crimes," he said.