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Palestinian National Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad Al Maliki speaks during a news conference at the Palestine Embassy, about the latest developments after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he is recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in Cairo, Egypt December 9, 2017. Photo by Amr Sayed

PA condemns Israel’s field executions of Palestinians

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday condemned field executions carried out by Israeli occupation forces against Palestinians, Al-Hayat Al-Jadeeda newspaper reported.

The ministry called for the rights groups to document these crimes and raise them in specialised international courts, including the ICC.

In a statement, the ministry noted that Israel’s field execution of Palestinians had increased, citing the execution of three Palestinians this week in besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank.

According to the statement, Israeli occupation forces execute Palestinians under “fake” claims, which are reported by the Israeli “propaganda machine” as if they are facts in order to justify the killings.

The ministry warned of the repercussions of such extrajudicial executions, wondering whether the Israeli community knows about this. “If the Israeli community know about this, what is its response to such crimes?”

In the statement, the PA ministry stressed that such crimes prove that the Israeli occupation forces had turned in to “murder machines”.

The ministry stressed that the silence of the Israeli community regarding the crimes of the Israeli occupation forces “does not help to reach peace”.