Palestinian Reactions to Terror Killing Show Why There's No Peace

Lucy Bush
January 12, 2018

Israeli security forces are searching for a suspected Palestinian gunman or gunmen who killed an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. At least one terrorist had opened fire on his auto from a moving vehicle near the Jewish community of Havat Gilad.

The new settlement project will erase the Green Line and disconnect the West Bank to prevent the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, the ministry said in a statement, Xinhua reported.

Earlier this week, Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's Defence Minister, said authorities would approve the construction of 1,285 housing units to be built in 2018.

No group immediately said it was behind the shooting, but the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the attackers.

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A Palestinian terrorist sentenced to three to five years in Israeli prison received $580 per month.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced December 6 the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the transfer of his country's embassy to it, which stirred angry Palestinian, Arab and global reactions.

"The Israeli efforts are aimed at annexing the entire West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, and in doing so intensifies the pace of settlement construction in the absence of serious worldwide accountability", said Shaath.

Israeli checkpoints at Huwwara and Zatara have been seeing strict measures where Israeli soldiers continue to inspect vehicles and personal identification cards after an Israeli settler was shot dead on Tuesday night on a main road outside the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Gilad located near Nablus.

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Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki criticized the U.S. government on Wednesday for "giving the greenlight" to Israel, to do "whatever it wants with Palestinian land", with regard to Israeli announcements of plans to build over 1,000 new illegal settlement units in the occupied West Bank. "Look no further to why there is no peace".

They say the payments encourage further violence.

Last year Israel barred World Council of Churches leader, Isabel Phiri, a citizen of Malawi living in Switzerland, due to the support of the WCC for the Palestinian struggle against Israeli Apartheid.

The Palestinians also see them as symbolically important after decades of yearning for elusive statehood and struggle against Israel's occupation.

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