Palestinian PM urges UN to ensure cessation of Israeli onslaught on Gaza

Palestinian PM urges UN to ensure cessation of Israeli onslaught on Gaza

Ramallah: Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh urged the United Nations to immediately intervene to halt and ensure a cessation of the Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip.
“The international community cannot remain as a silent observer in the face of the Israeli occupation crimes against Palestinian civilians and cannot take a neutral stance in the face of photographs of the bodies of Palestinian children,” stated Shtayyeh during the weekly cabinet session in Ramallah on Monday.
“We do not accept statements that put the perpetrator and the victim on an equal footing,” he stressed, pointing out that President Mahmoud Abbas made extensive contacts with a range of regional and international actors overnight in an attempt to bring to a halt the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.
The premier welcomed all efforts aimed to secure a ceasefire agreement, especially the Egyptian-led efforts. He emphasized the importance of strengthening Palestinian national unity to confront the Israeli onslaught on Gaza and noted the government’s keenness to shoulder its responsibility in terms of providing relief aid to the population of the besieged enclave.