Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday criticized Israel for accusing Israel of “breaking all international norms and laws” with its recent “aggression” in the Gaza Strip and on the mosque esplanade, and stressed that there would be no peace until Jerusalem is “exempt”.
“Jerusalem is a red line, and the heart and soul of Palestine are the eternal capital. There is no peace, security and stability if they are not liberated,” Abbas began his speech at a meeting with his cabinet in the city of Ramallah .
“The ongoing aggression against the Palestinian people, including in Gaza, has crossed all borders, in complete disregard of all international norms and alliances, which puts us in a very difficult situation imposed by the national duty to defend holy places and rights People, “he explained.
Abbas has also stressed to Israel and the United States that “the Palestinians will not go and will continue to be a thorn in the side of the occupation”, that “they will not leave their homeland” and that “the families of Jerusalem in the US” Sheikh Jarrá neighborhood You will neither walk nor rest, “reports the Wafa agency.
“Security and protection do not go hand in hand with armed violence and repression,” said the Palestinian Authority president, who has stressed that the “crime” that led to the displacement of the Palestinians in the 1948 and 1967 exodus.
The new clashes have erupted after heightened tensions in Jerusalem, which have escalated as a result of eviction orders from Palestinian families in the Sheikh Kharra neighborhood of East Jerusalem, which escalated in recent days to protest against the repression by Israeli security forces that hundreds injured by Palestinians.
Tensions peaked on Sunday when Israeli forces again stormed the esplanade of the mosques – a place known by Jews as the Temple Mount – and even fired tear gas inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest place for Muslims.
In response, Hamas launched several projectiles into and around Jerusalem after warning Israel of police repression and prompted Israel to respond with a bombing campaign against the enclave, to which Palestinian factions responded with increased rocket launch.