Palestinians slam Israeli settlement project in West Bank

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The Palestinian Authority also reported in an uptick in stone-throwing incidents by settlers on cars with "Palestinian" license plates.

The occupation army imposed a complete closure on the towns and villages of Nablus governorate, which resulted in the siege of hundreds of cars for the Arab citizens of Israel, who stayed in Nablus overnight.

No group immediately said it was behind the shooting, but the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad praised the attackers.

On Tuesday, the Israeli Ministry of Defence said the Palestinian Authority had paid out 1.2 billion shekels ($350 million) a year ago in such payments.

Israeli extremist settlers carried out attacks on Palestinians and their property in Nablus North of west bank while IOF watches or protect settlers according local sources. "Look no further (as) to why there is no peace..."

American Friends of Magen David Adom stated, "We talk about how our medics risk their lives to save the lives of others".

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, said on Thursday that Israeli settlement construction in the occupied West Bank is illegal and a major obstacle to peace. Some 50 families now live in Havat Gilad.

The Palestinian foreign ministry accused Friedman of a "prejudiced" stance on the conflict, saying he has yet to criticise Israel for settlement building or its 50-year occupation of the West Bank.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot visited the scene of the terror attack Wednesday morning and was briefed on the details of the shooting as well as the IDF's increased operations in the area.

"We stress the commitment of the Palestinian people to the prisoners and families of the prisoners".

Those without approval are referred to as outposts and are typically populated by hardline religious nationalists, who see the entire West Bank as biblical land promised to them by the "God of Israel".

Israeli checkpoints at Huwwara and Zatara have been seeing strict measures where Israeli soldiers continue to inspect vehicles and personal identification cards after an Israeli settler was shot dead on Tuesday night on a main road outside the illegal Israeli outpost of Havat Gilad located near Nablus.

It said it shot at three who "put our forces in danger".