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PA to request Security Council meeting over Israeli 'aggression'
Published Sunday 22/06/2014 (updated) 24/06/2014 09:49
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Israeli soldiers raid Ramallah Sunday morning (MaanImages)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority has begun official procedures to request an emergency session of the UN Security Council in an attempt to end the ongoing Israeli military campaign in the West Bank, a statement said Sunday.

PA leadership denounced the campaign, which has seen five Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces, as "tyrannical aggression and collective punishment," the statement said.

"The Israeli aggression, which has gone to extremes for several days, has resulted in the killing of 6 Palestinians. Homes, institutions, and universities have been violated and hundreds of Palestinians who were freed from Israeli custody upon agreements have been re-detained under the pretext of search for three missing settlers."

Five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bullets, over 400 arrested, and dozens injured amid a search campaign for three Israeli teens who disappeared from an area near the illegal Gush Etzion settlement on June 12.

Another Palestinian man is said to have died of a heart attack as Israeli soldiers raided his home, though the army disputes this claim.

Israel blames Hamas for the alleged kidnapping of the missing teens, but the Islamist movement denies involvement.

"Israeli arrogance won't prevent our people from realizing their legitimate national rights of freedom and independence," the PA statement said.

President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged that Palestinian security forces would coordinate with Israeli troops throughout the campaign to find the youths, the disappearance of whom Abbas has denounced.

But he also condemned Israeli killings of Palestinians throughout the campaign on Sunday.

"I said the kidnapping was a crime, but does that justify the killing of ... Palestinian teens in cold blood?” Abbas said in an interview with Haaretz newspaper.

"What does Netanyahu have to say about the killings? Does he condemn it? Look at what's happened all over the West Bank over the past days, the violence and the destruction of homes," he said.

"Is that justified?"

AFP contributed to this report.
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1 ) Brian Cohen / Israel
22/06/2014 17:31
"Aggression"? Gosh, if they hadn't broken international laws and kidnapped children, none of this would be happening. If they had released the children, none of this would be happening. But there is fear that the kidnappers may do what Palestinian kidnappers usually do - murder the abducted children. All Abbas has to do is get the kidnappers to release the abducted children, and if they're dead Abbas must arrest and prosecute the murderers. That just ain't happening.

2 ) JoeFattal / USA
22/06/2014 18:14
How Israel know that the their 3 missing are around the West Bank area. Maybe they were taken in Gaza. If Israel know they are in the West Bank than they ought to know where they are. Its an ongoing campaign that will not stop for awhile, as their campaign of building settlements. If they stop its either they found them, or they gave up searching, or turn to a more civilize way. If they don't stop its either they can't find them, or they found them but they don't know where at.

3 ) @ the PA / 3 "Shoulds"
22/06/2014 19:07
1- The PA should request a UN "Security Council meeting" more over Hamas' kidnappings of the teens, before the "Israeli aggressions". However, either such request would be just a waste of time, and 2- The PA should really start working to free the 3 teenage hostages, which started the whole mess, and 3- The PA should also start accepting responsibility for not fighting terrorism as promised, which made the kidnapping even possible !!!

4 ) Lynx / Palestine
22/06/2014 20:53
Why the fcuk is the word 'agression' under quotes in this stupid Maan article? Oh wait...Maan is a stupid reuters copy/paste news outfist, heavily skewed towards the Zionist narrative. Shame .... shame... on you

5 ) Paul / Kenya
22/06/2014 22:08
Why ? Most Palestinians are collectively for the abduction of Israelis, so they pay the piper.

6 ) anjojans / the netherlands
23/06/2014 13:20
Enough is enough; the state of Israel has now proven to the world that it is incapable of living peacefully with its neighbors and it now must pay the price for its continuing aggressive actions. The only truly effective way for the world to deal with this pariah state: it must be ostracized and isolated through world boycotts and sanctions.

7 ) shmuel / israel
23/06/2014 15:35
If you occupy an entire nation and their local natural resources, how can you expect that they remain quite and silent for ever? Is still there a bit of morality in this world or the stronger can always justifies its oppression?
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