The ICJ deplores the outrageous massacre of at least 53 Palestinians in Hebron, in the Occupied Territories, early this morning.
Over 100 Palestinians were wounded, some of them seriously, and, therefore, the death toll is bound to increase.
The ICJ is alarmed over the potential consequences of the massacre and urges the Israeli military authorities to exercise maximum restraint in the coming hours. Already, at least 8 more Palestinians were killed by the army in separate incidents, following this tragic event.
The Palestinians were killed when an Israeli settler in military uniform opened fire on the worshippers inside the AI-Haram AI-Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron in the early hours of the morning.
The ICJ has always maintained that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories are not only illegal but, also, constitute a threat to peace and security in the region.
The ICJ reiterates its concern that the systematic arming of Israeli settlers in the Occupied Territories sets the stage for this act of inhumanity.NewsWeb stories