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Palestinians are threatened by colonialism and complicity in the colonial project

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Another call by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh for international protection for the people of occupied Palestine speaks volumes about Ramallah's complicity in violent acquiescence, rather than the PA leadership having the people's interests as a priority. Following the Israeli army's killing of four Palestinians in Jenin, Shtayyeh called upon the UN "to condemn this outrageous crime and provide international protection to the Palestinian people in light of the Israeli escalation in the murder that targets Palestinian youths and children."

In a similar vein, PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh warned recently that Israel's "continued extrajudicial killings of Palestinians and colonial settlement construction will lead to a conflagration with unforeseeable consequences for the whole region."

Has the PA woken up to Israel's extrajudicial executions only since its own security agents killed Palestinian activist Nizar Banat with no due legal process? He spoke out against Ramallah's role in colonial violence through its "sacred" security cooperation with the occupation security........

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