Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon has said that he does not see an end to the Palestinian uprising on the horizon, Anadolu reported on Friday.
Speaking to Israeli Army Radio, the minister said that the wave of violence might continue for a few days or might last much longer. “We exert efforts, but there is no guarantee that the situation will calm down; it might escalate,” he explained. “These developments need the perspectives of many scenarios.”
Anadolu pointed out that Ya’alon’s remarks were made in the wake of Israel’s announcement that eight of its soldiers were wounded when they were rammed by Palestinian cars in the occupied West Bank.
The Palestinian Red Crescent also announced that two Palestinians were killed by Israeli occupation forces, while its staff offered first aid to more than 470 people wounded across the West Bank and Gaza Strip on the same day.
“The people of Palestine continue to live under very harsh conditions,” commented PA President Mahmoud Abbas. “They are the result of the Israeli occupation.”