Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called on the international community to provide protection to the Palestinian people amid a significant Israeli escalation of tension in the West Bank.
Abbas made the remarks during his meeting with Sven Koopmans, European Union’s Special Representative for the Middle East peace process, Xinhua reported, citing the official Palestinian news agency (WAFA).
According to the report, Abbas reviewed Isreal’s continuous attacks against the Palestinians, referring to the ongoing escalation of tension as “unbearable”.
The tension between Israel and the Palestinians has flared up in the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past three weeks, mainly during the Muslims’ fasting month of Ramzan.
On Monday, Palestinian Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh warned that the Israeli escalation measures in the Palestinian territories would push the matters to “an uncontrollable situation.”