Israeli settlers have shot dead a Palestinian youth in the occupied West Bank where Tel Aviv continues erecting more illegal settlements.
Residents from Haggay settlement near the city of al-Khalil gunned down the yet unidentified Palestinian man on Friday morning after patrolling settlers caught sight of him walking outside an Israeli-military secured area.
Two settlers reportedly approached the man and struggled with him, prompting the Palestinian to produce a knife in self defense.
The Israeli news network Yedioth Ahronoth quoted a settlement official as explaining that one of the settlers "had a stoppage in his gun," and thus was unable to shoot the Palestinian, so "the other man neutralized the terrorist and killed him."
(I just love how the Zionist Nazi claims the Palestinian is the terrorist. These people are mentally ill. The Palestinian is on Palestinian land, stolen by Zionist terrorists, hence, the illegal armed settlers ARE the actual terrorists and should all be sentenced to death for murdering innocent people at will)
Israeli military officials immediately declared a state of alert in all West Bank settlements to prevent possible retaliatory attacks against the settlers.
(Because if a Palestinian is murdered, you can't fight back, you are only a Palestinian, and you are expendable, according to Israeli Nazi's)
The body of the Palestinian man has been handed over to Palestinian medics.
Nearly 280,000 Israelis live in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, and another 180,000 Israelis live in east Jerusalem (al-Quds) -- which was captured and later annexed by Israel following the 1967 Six-Day War.
Despite international oppositions against the Israeli construction activity in east Jerusalem -- which houses 2.3 million Palestinians -- and elsewhere in the occupied West Bank, Israel continues to force more Palestinians out of their homes to expand its settlements.
When the former Israeli government of Ehud Olmert entered into negotiations with acting Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas aimed at reaching a two-state solution, it vowed to halt the settlements activities in east Jerusalem.
However, hawkish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman poured cold water on heated peace talks by ruling out the creation of a Palestinian state, shortly after assuming office.
Lieberman, who described the 2007 agreement for a two-state peace process reached in Annapolis as "valueless", has also rebuffed calls for freezing settlement activities in the Palestinian territories, saying Israeli concessions have only brought more violence. link
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