UAE condemns murder of Palestinian child in attack
A man holds a picture of Ali Dawabsha.
Abu Dhabi - UAE Foreign Minister issued a strong worded statement, urging the international community to pay serious attention to the need to demonstrate that Israel cannot avoid punishment for such crimes.
The United Arab Emirates has condemned in the strongest possible terms the reprehensible terrorist criminal act in the West Bank in which the young Palestinian child, Ali Dawabsha, was burned to death, saying that the act was a crime that had caused feelings of revulsion around the world.
In a statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, the UAE Foreign Minister, Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said: "This crime is a dangerous escalation of the terrorist acts being carried out by the Israeli colonists on the West Bank against the Palestinian people, their land and their places of worship, under the protection of the Israeli occupation forces. It is absolutely essential that the necessary pressure is placed on Israel to respond to the crimes of the colonists in a very serious way ."
Shaikh Abdullah called on the international community to shoulder its responsibilities in this matter, in order to ensure that Israel does not feel that it is insulated from and is above international humanitarian laws and conventions and that it can continue its terrorist actions unpunished.
"The racialism and hatred that has been demonstrated in this crime against an innocent infant and his family is the natural outcome of Israeli terrorist practices and is the outcome of a long series of continuous attacks against unarmed Palestinian civilians," Sheikh Abdullah said.
"This crime," he added, "is the natural by-product and result of the spread of Israeli colonies in Palestinian territories. It is the result of and a symptom of the brutal racialist culture of the colonists that is directed against the Palestinians, against women,children and unarmed civilians, this being carried out under the protection of, and with silence from, the official Israeli establishment."
"No credibility whatsoever can be accorded to the official condemnations of this act from the Israeli Government," the Foreign Minister further said. "The legal framework, the judicial practices and the activities of the Israeli security establishment are the basic components of the racialist system of occupation. It is absolutely essential that the international community should pay serious attention to the need to demonstrate that Israel cannot avoid punishment for such crimes."