Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah during visit to the burned house of the Dawabsheh family

PA calls for blacklisting of Israeli settlers

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The council of ministers headed by Prime minister Rami Hamdallah, on Tuesday showed support to sanctioning the arson settlers which lead to the burning of 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh, by adding them to the blacklist of terrorists. 

The cabinet stressed that the international community, headed by the United States and the European Union must do more than just condemn such terrorist attacks against innocent Palestinians.

These statements came during the weekly ministerial cabinet meeting in Ramallah.

Hamdallah added that the current cabinet of ministers is ready to resign in order to form a new reconciliation government with the Hamas administration in Gaza.

On Friday, the Palestinian Authority 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.

“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.”

Middle East Monitor said that 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.”