Arab League Chief Blasts 'Racist' Israel

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi condemns Israel for alleged "racist and aggressive" practices towards Palestinians, ignores Arab terrorism.

Ben Ariel ,

Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi
Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi on Thursday condemned what he branded Israel's "racist and aggressive" practices towards the Palestinians and urged the United Nations and international community to intervene.

Arabi's statement came amid continued clashes between Palestinian rock throwers and Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and amid continued terrorist attacks against Israelis.

"The international community and the United Nations must take up their responsibilities in countering the aggressive and racist Israeli practices towards the Palestinian people," Arabi was quoted by the AFP news agency as having said.

"The continuing escalation of attacks on the Palestinian people by the Israeli occupation authorities and settlers threaten to exacerbate the situation in the entire region as the international community remains silent to these crimes," he added.

Arabi said the "arbitrary arrests of Palestinians, burning of their homes and preventing them from performing religious rituals constitute flagrant violation" of UN human rights resolutions, according to AFP.

His statement failed to mention any of the recent terrorist attacks carried out against Israelis.

Four terrorist attacks took place on Thursday alone: A female soldier and four civilians were stabbed and lightly wounded by a terrorist in central Tel Aviv's Begin Street. An Air Force soldier and policemen who were at the scene chased after the terrorist to nearby Mozes street, where they shot and killed him. Magen David Adom teams evacuated the soldier, 20, to hospital, along with a woman aged about 60, a man aged about 40 and another woman aged about 40. They are all conscious and were stabbed in the upper body. A fifth victim was also reported.

In another attack, an Arab terrorist stabbed a 25-year-old Jewish man in Kiryat Arba, in Judea. The victim was seriously wounded with stab wounds to his back, in an attack that took place at the western gate of the town, which opens on to the Arab majority city of Hevron. 

Earlier, a 25-year-old yeshiva student was seriously injured and another man lightly injured in a terror attack at the Jerusalem Light Rail station in front of national police headquarters near Ammunition Hill. Magen David Adom teams on scene at Haim Bar Lev Road treated the seriously injured man and brought him to Shaare Zedek Medical Center, where he arrived in critical condition, was subsequently sedated and was breathing through a respirator. 

Also, a Jewish man in his twenties was stabbed and moderately wounded in an Arab terror attack in the northern city of Afula. The young victim was attacked on Arlozorov Street.