European Union condemns Israel over demolition of Palestinian Bedouin classrooms

by Abel Hampton February 8, 2018, 9:25
European Union condemns Israel over demolition of Palestinian Bedouin classrooms

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces after an alleged stabbing attack in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Wednesday, according to Palestinian Health Ministry.

Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds at the Palestinians, while many locals hurled stones at the invading forces.

"An M-16 assault rifle and a bag containing explosives were found near his body", it said. Soldiers later found Jarrar and shot him dead in the West Bank village of Yamoun.

Israeli forces raided Yamoun in the early morning hours and besieged a small abandoned headquarters for the Palestinian National Security Forces.

The EU added that Israel should "cease the policy of settlement construction and expansion, of designating land for exclusive Israeli use and of denying Palestinian development".

Ais Abed El-Hakim, 19, is an Israeli citizen and resident of Jaffa, the son of an Israeli mother from Haifa and a Palestinian father from Nablus.

"This decision provides Israel with a cover to continue its crimes against our people and leaders", said a statement released after the meeting in Ramallah. "A report regarding a Palestinian being killed and several injured... is being reviewed".

Tensions have risen in the West Bank since US President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Palestinian press also reported that raids had been carried out in Burqin, near Jenin, in which two Palestinians were injured by live ammunition employed by the Israeli forces.

Israel faced sharp criticism from the administration of former United States president Barack Obama over settlement construction, but that has not been the case with Trump's White House.

Since rabbi Raziel Shevach, who lived on an illegal outpost, was shot and killed last month while driving near Nablus, Israeli forces have embarked on a manhunt for Jarrar, who had managed to evade capture for weeks.

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