Arab League denounces Israeli PM's visit to Hebron

Source: Xinhua| 2019-09-05 21:45:42|Editor: xuxin
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CAIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Arab League (AL) denounced on Thursday the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the southern West Bank city of Hebron, official news agency MENA reported.

Saeed Abu Ali, AL's assistant secretary general for Palestinian and occupied Arab lands affairs, said that the pan-Arab organization deemed the visit as "seriously dangerous."

Amid intensive Israeli security presence, Netanyahu visited the city of Hebron and the area of the Ibrahimi Mosque, also known as "Cave of the Patriarchs" for Jews on Wednesday.

Netanyahu said that "we will stay in the city forever" which outraged the Palestinians.

Netanyahu's visit was part of his campaign of the Israeli parliamentary elections, which are set to be held in Israel on Sept. 17. The visit was also to commemorate the killing of 67 Jews in 1929 in the city of Hebron.

The Palestinian Authority condemned in an official statement that Netanyahu's visit to Hebron and the Ibrahimi Mosque is "a severe escalation and provocation against the Muslims' feelings."