Dr. Husam Zomlot, the head of the Palestinian General Delegation to the United States, said in a statement, that the Israeli Occupation Forces indiscriminate murder of seventeen peaceful demonstrators and the wounding of hundreds in Gaza, is morally repugnant and a crime against humanity.
“Our legitimate protest against Israeli military occupation, colonization and apartheid is granted in international law and must be protected by the international community,” Dr. Zomlot added that “the 70-year-old practice of Israel’s shoot-to-kill policy and dehumanization of the Palestinian people must end and Israeli criminals must be brought to justice.”
He added, “these atrocities deserve the strongest condemnation from the US government and action to uphold international law”.
Zomlot said that President Mahmoud Abbas will take all necessary actions to protect the Palestinian people and instructed the mission of the State of Palestine to the UN to convene an emergency session”.
On Friday, the Israeli forces fired live ammunition at protesters in Gaza marking Land Day, when six unarmed Palestinian citizens of Israel were killed by Israeli forces during protests against the Israeli government’s decision to expropriate massive tracts of Palestinian land on March 30, 1976.