By The Palestinian NGO Network
For the third successive day, Israeli occupation forces continue to
occupy a number of Palestinian towns and villages, over which they took
control and declared curfews.
This latest, but expectedly not last measure, adds to the well-documented
series of violations practiced by the Israeli occupation authorities against
the Palestinian population.
Under the claim that Israel is responding to the assassination of rightwing
Minister Rehavam Ze’evi, the Israeli occupation authorities continue to
implement the policy of land reoccupation and collective punishment against
In this context, the Palestinian NGO Network today reminds the international
community that Israel has executed 61 assassination crimes against Palestinians
up till now, the last of which was the assassination of three Palestinians
in Bethlehem area on October 18, 2001.
In this context, the Palestinian NGO Network:
- Expresses deep concern
over the deteriorating, uncontrolled situation in the area
- Renews calls for
the intervention of the international community to put an end to the Israeli
aggression against the Palestinian civilians
- Reaffirms the immediate
need for international protection force for the Palestinian population
- Calls for the immediate
withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces from all 1967 occupied Palestinian
territories, and for the establishment of the Independent Palestinian State
with Jerusalem as its capital.
The Palestinian NGO Network