Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Ishtaye held the Israeli government on Monday responsible for the endless raids against al-Aqsa Mosque and the assaults against its worshippers in Jerusalem.
Ishtaye said in a press statement issued in the aftermath of his cabinet’s weekly meeting held in Ramallah that “the Israeli violations against al-Aqsa Mosque are flagrant, systematic and contradict with the freedom of worshipping.”
The Palestinian Premier warned of the consequences of such violations and practices, “which aim at turning the conflict into a religious conflict in the Middle East.
Meanwhile, Ishtaye condemned the Israeli settlers’ assaults on the Palestinian farmers, expelling them out of their farms and preventing them from reaching their groves to pick up their crops.”
He called on the international community, Arab and Islamic states “to bear their responsibilities towards stopping the practices of the occupation (Israel) and its settlers as well as ensuring protection to our people and our holy places.”
Reyad al-Malki, the Palestinian minister for foreign affairs called on the Human Rights Commissioner in the Palestinian Territories “to keep documenting and condemning the Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.”