July 27th, 2015
The Israeli Occupation forces killed Muhammad Abu Latifa, 18, in an attempt to detain him, in the Qalandiya refugee camp near Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank. The Israeli Army has repeatedly returned to a trigger-happy state of open fire as evident by today’s killing of Muhammad Abu Latifa in addition to more than 22 Palestinians who have been killed by the Israeli military in 2015. Allowing Israeli soldiers to open fire at will is a dangerous escalation of violence.
The killing of Muhammad Abu Latifa is a blatant violation of human rights. The international community and the United States must put an end to Israel’s impunity and hold it and its occupation forces accountable to their actions.
The General Delegation of the PLO to the United States, calls on the United States and the international community to stop shielding Israel and its human rights violation before the eyes of the law and demand that the occupation including all of its consequences be ended immediately.