Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounces Israel’s latest military escalation in the Gaza Strip

Press Release

Palestine Liberation Organization, Department of Culture and Information, November 15, 2012

PLO Executive Committee member and head of the PLO Department of Culture and Information, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, strongly denounced Israel’s latest military escalation in the Gaza Strip and its illegal policies of targeted assassinations and air strikes which have resulted in the killing and injury of Palestinian civilians:

“Israel’s latest military campaign targeting the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip represents a blatant provocation in violation of international and humanitarian law.  It is also a deliberate attempt to sabotage Palestinian efforts to achieve observer-state status in the United Nations.”

“The Israeli government has acted with impunity for its unilateral violations for far too long.

The illegal cruel siege of the Gaza Strip, along with all other violations of international law must come to an end.

We call on the European Union, the Quartet and members of the international community to adopt serious measures to bring an immediate halt to Israel’s policy of extrajudicial executions, the killing and injury of innocent civilians and the continued oppression of Palestinians living under Israeli military occupation,” concluded Dr. Ashrawi.