The Palestinian forces and parties today called for wider participation in popular resistance against settler attacks across the occupied territories.
The Palestinian National and Islamic Forces (PNIF), a coalition of the major Palestinian factions and parties, called for expanding the scope of participation in the activities of popular resistance aimed at confronting the violent attacks and harassment perpetrated by Israeli settles against Palestinian civilians and their property, with systematic support and protection from the Israeli military.
PNIF invited the Palestinian people to take part in the events marking the 56th anniversary of establishment of Fatah movement, starting with a rally at the mausoleum of the late leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah on Thursday December 31.
It also called them to take part in marches to mark the foundation of the Fatah movement on January 1 across the occupied West Bank, including in villages that have become scenes for frequent Israeli settler attacks, such as the Qalqilia-district town of Kafr Qaddum, the Ramallah-district villages of Deir Jarir and Kafr Malik and the Nablus-district town of Beit Dajan.
The coalition stressed rejection to the US stand attempting to legitimize the Israeli settler-colonialism, particularly the recent US administration’s decision to change the US customs policy and guidelines to allow the products of the Israeli colonial settlements in the West Bank to be labeled “Made in Israel”.
It called for active political action on all levels to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements and urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to accelerate its mechanisms to bring Israeli leaders responsible for war crimes to justice.