The Palestinian Authority has rejected Israel’s condemnation of the killing of a Palestinian infant in the West Bank city of Nablus by Jewish settlers as insufficient. The PA is insisting that the illegal settlers must be blacklisted as terrorists, Quds Press reported on Friday.
A group of Jewish settlers threw firebombs and burning material inside a Palestinian house in Nablus on Friday morning, burning an 18-month old baby to death and causing severe burns to three of his family members, including his father, who is now in a critical condition.
“This crime is a shameful stigma on the forehead of the international community,” said the PA foreign ministry. “The world has repeatedly ignored the systematic terrorism of Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians.”
The ministry stressed it rejection of the official Israeli response, which only condemned the killing. “The Israeli government bears direct responsibility for this terrorist act as it is intentionally keeping silent and is refusing to brand these groups as illegal,” the statement said. “Condemnation is no more enough or even acceptable as a response by the international community towards such a crime. This weak position of the international community will not stop such attacks, the perpetrators of which are protected by official Israeli institutions and supported by Israeli ministers and Knesset members.”