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Palestinian Presidency calls for holding Israel accountable for Nablus assault

RAMALLAH, Aug 9 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Presidency called on Tuesday for accountability in regards to the Israeli occupation's atrocities committed against the people in Nablus city and elsewhere in Palestine.
According to the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA), the Palestinian presidency condemned the Israeli assault and killings in the northern West Bank city of Nablus and held the Israeli government responsible for its consequences.
Presidential spokesman, Nabil Abu Rudeineh, said in a statement that "the Israeli occupation is getting close to an open confrontation with the entire Palestinian people through its all-out aggression that began in Jerusalem and then spread to Jenin, Gaza, and today in Nablus, which left three people dead and dozens wounded." Abu Rudeineh said the Israeli government is not interested in achieving calm and stability, and instead it is shedding Palestinian blood and exploiting it to achieve gains in Israeli internal politics.
What is required now, he said, is to hold Israel responsible for this bloody escalation, which claimed the lives of dozens of the Palestinian people.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry released a similar statement in condemnation of the Israeli so-called security operation in Nablus.
Earlier, three Palestinians were killed and scores of others injured in an Israeli assault on Nablus city, north of the West Bank. (end) nq.gta