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Fatah blames ‘ongoing’ Israeli crimes for killing of soldiers

September 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

Israeli forces take security measures at the scene of a shooting that left three Israeli security forces and one Palestinian dead on 26 September 2017 [Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Fatah movement has blamed “ongoing Israeli crimes” for the attack at the entrance of an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank that resulted in three Israeli soldiers and one Palestinian being killed on Tuesday morning.

“If Israel continues with its aggression against the Palestinian people, it has to expect more violence,” said the Director of Fatah’s Information Office Moneer Al-Jaghoub. “The daily Israeli practices against the Palestinians are the reason for the current round of violence.”

The attack at the settlement, he claimed, came after Israel has undermined all opportunities for peace and the Palestinians have reached the point where they have no sign of their rights on the horizon.” He stressed that the Israeli occupation uses military power against the largely civilian Palestinian population.

Palestinian worker Nimer Al-Jamal, 37, is believed to have shot three Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the illegal settlement of Har Adar in the occupied West Bank before he was shot dead on Tuesday morning.

Various Palestinian factions said that the attack was a “natural” response to the continuous Israeli violence against the indigenous population, as well as Israel’s deliberate ignoring of Palestinian rights.

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