Presidency Says Israeli Violence could Lead to Serious Decisions

RAMALLAH, July 27, 2015 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudainah said in a statement Monday that Israel’s daily violations, including murder of Palestinians and settlements expansion, could prompt the leadership to take “serious decisions”.

Israel’s incessant attempts to trigger instability in the region and to undermine any chance for peace will lead to serious consequences, he added.

This statement came in response to the Israeli military’s cold-blooded murder of 20-year-old Mohammad Abu Latifa from Qalandia refugee camp.

According to Abu Latifa’s family, Israeli soldiers shot their son in the legs before they tied his hands with electric wires and detained him alive. Hours later, the family said, Mohammad was handed over a dead body to the Red Cross. The initial assumption at the moment is that he was killed during detention outside the camp.

In response, Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement denouncing the killing of Abu Latifa, and blamed “the atmosphere of incitement and racial statements made by Israeli government’s right-wing” for the escalation.

“In its declared statements, the Israeli government seems to be well determined on violence and counter violence, and is ostensibly seeking to plunge the Palestinian arena into the circle of violence to avert peacemaking and a negotiated solution to the conflict,” the Ministry added