Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting

Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting

In the southern West Bank district of Bethlehem, locals told Ma'an that a young Palestinian man was shot in the leg by Israeli forces during clashes that erupted in the town of Tuqu, during which forces fired tear gas, sound bombs, and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinians. Whilst head of Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan called on the the government to, "restore national pride" through its recognition of Havat Gilad, Shevach's an official settlement, the Times of Israel wrote.

The Defense Ministry committee responsible for authorizing settlement construction advanced plans for over 1,000 homes in the West Bank on Wednesday. "Hamas praises the killers and PA laws will provide them financial rewards", Friedman said in a statement posted to Twitter in response to the killing of Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting attack Tuesday night.

Israel's defense minister, Avigdor Liberman, in a statement issued Wednesday morning said he had ordered his office to look into legalizing the Gilad Farm outpost, known as Havat Gilad.

The Taylor Force Act threatens a dramatic cut in aid to the PA if it continues its decades-old scheme of compensating families of Palestinians convicted in Israel of murder and terrorism, and the families of slain terrorists.

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.

"There is no justification for terror and those who condone it, praise it or glorify it". This is not the path to peace!

Hundreds attended Shevah's funeral at Havat Gilad.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett, who delivered a eulogy at the funeral, was interrupted by repeated calls for "revenge" by mourners, to which he responded, "the only revenge is to keep building".

Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Mideast war.

Palestinians want the West Bank as part of a future state and regard Jewish settlements - both approved and unapproved by the Israeli government - as a major obstacle to peace. It annexed East Jerusalem, saying the entire city is its indivisible capital, in a move that was not internationally recognized. Some 330,000 Palestinians live in east Jerusalem.