The Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday, January 17, commented on 90 countries calling on the Israeli occupation to reverse punitive steps taken against the Palestinian Authority (PA) Palestinian people over their push for an investigation into the Israeli occupation at the United Nations.
Speaking at the Davos economic forum in Switzerland he accused the Palestinian Authority of encouraging “terrorism”, which is in fact the legitimate right of resistance against the Israeli occupation crimes.
“Meaningless statements and signatures will not stop us from making the right decisions that will protect our citizens and secure our future. The interest of all the countries of the world should be to stop the incitement of the Palestinian Authority, which encourages terrorism,” Cohen said.
Earlier on Monday, 90 countries expressed “deep concern” about Israeli occupation’s sanctions against the PA and called for an immediate reversal. The letter was signed by countries that voted against the resolution, including Germany and Estonia. It was also signed by countries that abstained, including Japan, Spain and South Korea. The statement was also signed by the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation and 37 other countries.
The Israeli occupation imposed retaliatory measures on the Palestinian Authority, including financial ones, on January 6, to make it “pay the price” for pushing for the resolution requesting that the International Court of Justice weigh in on the Israeli occupation crimes, Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands, and the legal status of this occupation.