The Arab League (AL) has condemned the recent Israeli escalation in Palestine.
Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit warned in a press release on Wednesday against targeting and killing Palestinians in cold blood.
He called on the international community to intervene to protect the civilians in the occupied territories and to stop the Israeli “killing machine.”
The secretary-general’s spokesman, Jamal Rushdie, noted that the violence has increased since the beginning of this year.
In his statement published on the AL website, Rushdie said five Palestinians were killed in separate incidents by Israeli orces on Tuesday.
Aboul Gheit linked the systematic escalation to the rise of the Israeli right wing and its dominance over Israeli politics.
He warned that “highly extremist members” have preoccupied the political scene in Israel, warning that this could have “dangerous” consequences.
The secretary-general considered that jeopardizing the Palestinians’ security and depriving them of any political prospect could ignite the situation in a manner “that serves no one”.
His statement came amid the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people which falls on November 29.
The Arab League witnessed several events on this occasion in addition to the release of official statements from the UN and some countries calling for relaunching the peace talks between the Palestinians and Israel.