Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee Member Hanan Ashrawi, said ” “On behalf of the PLO, I condemn in the strongest terms the heinous murder of Hamdi Nassan, 38, and injury of 30 other Palestinian civilians at the hands of armed Israeli settler militias, Under heavy protection from Israeli forces, these militias raided Al-Mughayer village near Ramallah this Saturday, terrorizing the defenseless residents and wreaking havoc in the isolated village”
Ashrawi bears the Israeli government total responsible for what she described as a heinous crime.
“The political climate in Israel negates Palestinian rights and expresses objectionable racism against the Palestinian people. As such, the marked escalation of terror attacks by armed groups of Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians is a natural outcome of the culture of hate and atmosphere of incitement and violence against Palestinians that this extremist Israeli government espouses and promotes ” Ashrawi added
Ashrawi called upon the international community, its institutions, including the International Criminal Court, bear their political, legal and humanitarian responsibilities, to work towards the formation of commissions of inquiry, sending international observers, and to provide urgent international protection to our defenseless people.