RAMALLAH (UNA-OIC) – The Palestin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates said today that far-right Israeli MK Iramar Ben-Gvir’s relocation of his office to the highly-tense occupied Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah is a provocative step that threatens to inflame the situation in occupied Palestine.
“What is happening in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is an official Israeli consolidation of Israelization and Judaization of the Holy City that threatens to change its existing historical, legal and demographic status to serve the narratives of the occupation and its colonial interests,” said the Ministry in a statement.
The Ministry held the Israeli government fully and directly responsible for its escalation in occupied Jerusalem and for any resulting consequences on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
It added that the failure of the international community and the UN Security Council to take the necessary measures to compel Israel, the occupying power, to stop its occupation of Jerusalem encourages the occupying power to persist in the implementation of its colonial Judaization projects in the Holy City.
“The reluctance of the US administration to implement the commitments it has announced regarding the Palestinian issue, including the unjustified delay in reopening the US Consulate in Jerusalem,” also encourages Israel to go further with its colonial projects, the Ministry said.