PA’s Shtayyeh accuses West of giving Israel ‘license to kill’

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh is accusing Western nations of giving Israel a “license to kill” in its war against Hamas.

“What we hear from the mouth of the occupation leaders on preparations for a land invasion means more crimes, atrocities and forced displacement,” Shtayyeh says at the start of a PA government meeting.

“We condemn the statements that constitute a license to kill and give Israel political cover to commit massacres and spread destruction in Gaza,” he adds.

US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other leaders have visited Israel in recent days, reaffirming its “right to defend” itself while calling on the Israeli government to stay within the bounds of international humanitarian law.

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