Israel to approve 1285 settler homes in West Bank: Defense Min

  • Israel to approve 1285 settler homes in West Bank: Defense Min

Israel to approve 1285 settler homes in West Bank: Defense Min

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.

Friedman, a supporter of West Bank settlements, was referring to payments to the families of imprisoned Palestinians, including those who have carried out attacks against Israelis, and to those killed while carrying out attacks.

Islamic Hamas movement in Gaza backed on Tuesday a shooting attack that killed an Israeli civilian in a auto in the vicinity of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. The gunshots reportedly came from a passing vehicle.

"Hamas praises the killers and PA (Palestinian Authority) laws will provide them financial rewards".

"An Israeli father of six was killed last night in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists", Friedman said on Twitter Wednesday after a 35-year-old was killed near an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. "Look no further to why there is no peace". 128 United Nations member voted in favor of a resolution criticizing the USA move, while members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) declared East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine "under occupation".

Netanyahu later praised what he called Friedman's "unvarnished, straightforward" tweet. "We also want to send out respect and appreciation to all countries, and nations, that stood against these violations, and voted for Palestine at the General Assembly".

The U.N. Mideast peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov also condemned the killing. Some 50 families now live in Havat Gilad. Some mourners yelled "revenge" at the ceremony during a eulogy by Naftali Bennett, leader of the pro-settler Jewish Home party.

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war.

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Friedman's comments reflected his "prejudiced and selective attitude towards the occupation, settlement construction, and the Palestinian just and legitimate national rights". The Palestinians claim the territory as part of their future state. Some 330,000 Palestinians live in east Jerusalem.