The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed the Kingdom’s strong condemnation of the extremist statements made by an Israeli occupation official, by calling for (erasing) the Palestinian village of Hawara, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The ministry affirmed, “the Kingdom’s total rejection of these racist and irresponsible statements, which reflect the extent of violence and extremism practiced by the occupying Israeli entity towards the brotherly Palestinian people,” stressing “its call on the international community to assume its responsibilities to deter these shameful practices, stop the escalation, and provide the necessary protection for civilians.”
19 countries denounce
In addition, representatives of 19 countries visited, today, Friday, the Palestinian town of Hawara in the West Bank, and denounced the acts of violence carried out by hundreds of Israeli settlers last Sunday, which resulted in the death of a Palestinian and the injury of hundreds, in addition to causing widespread destruction of property and homes.
“We condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent acts of violence carried out by settlers. We call on Israel, as the occupying power, to take all means to protect Palestinians from settler violence and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice,” the countries’ representatives said in a joint statement published by the British Consulate in Jerusalem on its official Twitter account.
Among the countries whose representatives signed the joint statement were Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Cyprus.
For her part, British Consul General Diane Corner said that she and representatives of other countries had heard “horrific stories from the Palestinian population whose homes and properties were destroyed.”