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Palestinians to take infanticide case to UN

1 August 2015 10:59


The Palestinian Authority (PA) says it would take to the UN Security Council (UNSC) the case of a recent terrorist attack that killed a Palestinian infant and severely injured other family members in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

The Authority issued a statement on Friday, saying it would raise “the crimes and terrorism of [Israeli] settlers against the Palestinian people” with the Security Council.

The Palestinian baby boy was burnt to death in the early hours of Friday, when Israeli settlers, wearing black balaclavas, smashed a window and threw a Molotov cocktail into the parents’ bedroom while they were asleep in their house in the West Bank village of Duma, south of Nablus.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has held the Israeli regime responsible for the attack, has also ordered Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki to file a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the horrific incident, denouncing the “war crimes and crimes against humanity committed each day by Israelis against the Palestinian people.”

The UNSC has released a statement, saying its members “expressed profound outrage and condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist attack.”

The US State Department has labeled the arson a “terrible and vicious terrorist attack” and EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini’s office has called the attack a “cold-blooded killing.”

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