UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, on Thursday, condemned an attack by Jewish settlers, on the convoy of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, as he was returning from Midnight Mass in Bethlehem, on Christmas Eve.
āThe stoning attack on Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah’s convoy on Christmas is a very worrying incident,ā Mladenov said.
He continued: āIt is absolutely unacceptable and the perpetrators must be brought to justice. Stones can kill ā it was at the same spot that,Ā Aisha al-Rabi,Ā lost her life in October.ā
āSuch violence must stop immediately.ā
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.