5 July 2014

Tunisia Strongly Condemns "Despicable Crime" Against Palestinian Teenager

Carthage, — Tunisia strongly condemned the "despicable crime" that claimed the life of Palestinian teenager Mohamed Abu Khdeir, killed by Israeli settlers in Al-Quds.

This crime, which shall be added to the long series of others committed against the defenceless Palestinian people, exposes the true intentions of Israel, a statement of the Presidency of the Republic said.

Hostile reactions from the Israeli government to the inter-Palestinian reconciliation, the resumption of settlement, the attacks against Palestinians in the West Bank through their sources of livelihood and the lives of their children as well as the unjust blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip "are evidence that the Israeli side turns its back on peace in its true sense."

The Israeli reactions, the statement added, require the highest condemnation from states and regional and international entities, since it affects international peace and stability in the region which is experiencing a rise in the dangers of terrorism and extremism.

Martyr Mohamed Abu Khdeir, 17, was abducted, tortured and burnt alive by extremist settlers on July 2 in Occupied El Quds, sparking a wave of protests in Palestine and broad international condemnation.

It is not ruled out that he was the victim of revenge after the murder of three young Israeli settlers.

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