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Trump Envoy David Friedman Slams Palestinians for Preventing Peace

Trump Envoy David Friedman Slams Palestinians for Preventing Peace

Shevach was evacuated in critical condition to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, where he was later pronounced dead.

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories - The Palestinian government attacked comments Wednesday by the USA ambassador to Israel blaming it for the failure of peace efforts, after an Israeli settler was killed in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said he would work to turn the unauthorised Havat Gilad outpost into a government-approved settlement in response to the shooting.

Israel disputes that its settlements are illegal and says their future should be determined in peace talks with the Palestinians. Hamas praises the killers and Palestinian Authority (PA) laws will provide them financial rewards.

Last night, kindhearted Rabbi Raziel Shevach, a 35-year-old father of six, rabbi, mohel & Magen David Adom medic, was murdered in a drive-by shooting by palestinian terrorists.

The Palestinian Central Council of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is scheduled to hold a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday and Monday to discuss the Palestinian response to the US decision on Jerusalem and Israel's settlement policies.

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A statement issued by Netanyahu's office said that Abbas' silence on the terror attack reveals "the true source of the conflict.which is the refusal to recognize the State of Israel in any boundaries accompanied by the encouragement of the murder of Israelis wherever they are". The payments account for 7 per cent of the PA's annual budget.

Israel and the USA argue that the program, referred to by the PA as a "martyr" fund, is immoral and contrary to the pursuit of peace; Palestinians claim it compensates families of the wrongfully convicted and legitimate combatants in the "resistance", representing a welfare program essential to the PA's support.

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, also condemned the attack on social media. This is not the path to peace! 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.

Lieberman said that parallel plans would be made to build 2,500 new settlement units in about 20 different settlements in the West Bank, according to the Israeli media reports.