Trump Envoy David Friedman Slams Palestinians for Preventing Peace

Trump Envoy David Friedman Slams Palestinians for Preventing Peace

Trump Envoy David Friedman Slams Palestinians for Preventing Peace

Israeli forces and groups of settlers took to the streets in the area near Israeli Jewish settlement of Yitshar, and some groups attacked nearby Palestinian villages like Sarrah, Burin and Jitt south of Nablus city, according to Palestinian sources.

On New Year's Eve, the Likud Central Committee, the party's top decision-making body, voted in favor of extending Israeli sovereignty over the occupied West Bank.

Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza backed on Tuesday a shooting attack that killed an Israeli civilian in a vehicle in the vicinity of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

The statement by Friedman denounced Hamas for praising a drive-by shooting that killed Israeli Rabbi Raziel Shevach, who was shot Tuesday in a West Bank attack.

"We have witnessed the latest 'unified Jerusalem law" which was passed in the second and third readings at the Knesset, and now the Israeli legislators are paving the road to the so-called Greater Jerusalem, which will result in massive illegal annexation of Palestinian lands, and aims at removing all Palestinians from the occupied city", he added, "The American stance is immoral, and illegal under International Law, and all related Security Council Resolutions - it is an outrageous violation targeting the indigenous Palestinians, and their legitimate rights. "Look no further to why there is no peace".

Israel has long unsuccessfully pushed for the Palestinians to halt the "martyrs' fund" - payments to roughly 35,000 families of Palestinians killed and wounded in the conflict with Israel, including suicide bombers and other militants, arguing that the practice encourages violence.

The PA refers to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority, which governs autonomous zones within the West Bank but has no authority in the 60 percent of the territory known as Area C, where settlements are located.

"Funding and incentivizing murder doesn't exactly advance peace. Now, what kind of message does that send to impressionable Palestinian children?" "There is no justification for terror and those who condone it, praise it or glorify it".

According to official Palestinian statistics, some 6,400 Palestinians are now in Israeli prisons, including 62 women and 300 minors.

Hundreds attended Shevah's funeral at Havat Gilad.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war.

The station said the man was in his 30s and lived in the settlement.

The soldiers also summoned for interrogation the head of ad-Dar Educational Center, Engineer Samer Sari Nusseibeh, and the head of the Education Department in East Jerusalem, Samir Jibril.

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