Egypt condemns Israeli escalations in West Bank

Ahram Online , Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

Egypt condemned on Wednesday Israeli escalations in the occupied West Bank, including the use of force against Palestinians, which has led to a number of deaths, injuries and the detention of dozens of Palestinans.

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File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry building. Al-Ahram


In a statement, Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson Ahmed Hafez asserted Egypt’s rejection of any inciting, including calls by right-wing Israeli settler groups to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Hafez stressed the necessity of containing these dangerously escalating developments.

Right-wing Israeli settler groups called this week for organising a mass storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Jewish Passover and to offer animal sacrifices in its courtyards.

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian in the city of Nablus on the fifth day of military operations in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said on Wednesday.

The Palestinian Red Crescent reported 31 people injured at the site and in a nearby village, including 10 people hit with live ammunition.

The Israeli military has stepped up raids and arrests across the occupied West Bank after four attacks in Israel in the past three weeks left 14 people dead, including in a shooting spree last week in the heart of the coastal metropolis of Tel Aviv.

Israeli forces have killed 16 Palestinians, including assailants, in the same period, according to an AFP count.

The Palestinian Prisoners Club reported 14 new arrests overnight across the West Bank.

Earlier in April, Egypt condemned the Israeli escalation in the Palestinian territories, including settlers’ storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque under Israeli police protection and the continued targeting of Palestinian citizens.

Egypt has repeatedly called for the revival of direct peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis to reach a two-state solution along the borders of 1967.

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