Israeli troops "mistakenly" open fire at Palestinian security in West Bank

Evarado Alatorre
Junio 13, 2019

The Palestinian governor of Nablus, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that two members of the Palestinian security forces were lightly wounded in the incident in the early hours of the morning adjacent to their headquarters.

Melhem, in an announcement on Tuesday, said the reality of this assault is doubled as it comes after the invitation the US Ambassador to Israel.

David Friedman is a "trojan horse of the settler right", the Peace Now movement hit back after The New York Times published his comments on the West Bank.

Friedman's comments elicited outrage from Palestinian officials who said they are considering filing a complaint against Friedman at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"If Prime Minister Netanyahu makes good on his promise to annex West Bank settlements, he should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that American taxpayers won't help foot the bill", Buttigieg said.

"Their vision is about annexation of occupied territory, a war crime under global law", he said.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks during the dedication ceremony of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

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An estimated 640,000 Jewish settlers live on 196 settlements made with the Israeli government's approval and an excess of 200 pioneers "outposts" work without government approval throughout the West Bank.

Shoval said: "Since 2004 and the exchange of letters between Bush and Sharon, it was more or less clear to Israelis and the global community that the so-called large settlement blocs will be an integral part of the State of Israel in the future".

Worldwide law regards the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, as "occupied territory" and considers all Jewish settlement-building movement there to be illegal.

On the long-delayed peace plan, Friedman said it was aimed at improving the quality of life for Palestinians but would fall well short of a "permanent resolution to the conflict".

Publication of the plan looks set to be further delayed after the Israeli parliament called a snap general election for September, the second this year.

Those moves include recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid to the Palestinians.

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