RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned on Monday the killing of three Palestinians by Israeli forces in the West Bank a day earlier.
Israeli soldiers opened fire on a vehicle and killed three passengers near the town of Arraba in the Jenin area on Sunday.
The OIC also condemned “the escalation of organized terrorism practiced by extremist Israeli settler gangs against Palestinian citizens, their land, and property, which led on Friday to the death of a Palestinian citizen and the wounding of others in the town of Burqa, near the city of Nablus.”
Israeli settlers attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank on Friday, setting fire to cars and shooting at Palestinians who threw stones at them. Two Israeli settlers suspected of killing a 19-year-old Palestinian named Qusai Matan remained in police custody on Monday.
The organization called on the international community to intervene, stop continuous Israeli crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory, ensure the perpetrators are held accountable and provide international protection for the Palestinian people.
Also on Monday, a Palestinian teenager who was shot by Israeli troops last week after throwing a firebomb at soldiers in the occupied West Bank died, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.