Palestinian leader slams ISIL

PLO secretary general Saeb Erakat likens ISIL beheadings of journalists to murder of 18-month-old Palestinian in arson attack

Palestinian leader slams ISIL

World Bulletin / News Desk

The secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization has slammed on Thursday ISIL violence in Iraq and Syria.

Speaking at conference of the Argentine Council for International Relations -- a nonprofit academic institution -- Saeb Erakat slammed the militant group.

“I do not see any differences between a murderer who makes Western journalists kneel and cuts their throats and the killer who set fire 18-month-old Ali Said Dawabsha alive,” Erakat said, likening beheadings of Western journalists by the militant group to an arson attack on a West Bank home, which claimed the life of an 18-month-old baby and later his father’s. 

Three Jewish settlers suspected of carrying out the attack were later arrested. 

Erakat who was in Argentine for the two-day council in Buenos Aires, also said that the conflict in Palestine was “not religious but political”.

Since 2007, the Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli blockade by air, land and sea, which has deprived many of the territory’s almost 2 million inhabitants of most basic commodities, including food, fuel and medicine.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ağustos 2015, 14:00