Date :Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 | Time : 07:57 |ID: 84778 | Print

UN ‘shocked’ at ‘terror’ waged by Israeli settlers

SHAFAQNA- Pars Today: The United Nations has voiced “shock” at the “terror” carried out by Israeli settlers that martyred a Palestinian father of four in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

“Today’s violence in al-Mughayer is shocking and unacceptable!” UN Special Coordinator for the West Asia Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov tweeted on Sunday, referring to a Palestinian village that was violently stormed by Israeli settlers and where they martyred one Palestinian.

According to Press TV, the envoy added “Israel must put an end to settler violence and bring those responsible to justice.” He said “My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the Palestinian man martyred and those injured. All must condemn violence, stand up to terror.”

Thirty eight-year-old Hamdi Taleb Na’san was martyred and 30 others were wounded after Israeli “settler volunteer security teams” and regime troops stormed al-Mughayer, located 27 kilometers northeast of the city of Ramallah in the Occupied Territories on Sunday.

Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post claimed that the settlers were trying to find the “suspects” behind an alleged non-fatal stabbing of an Israeli hiker, and were joined by the military after attacking the village.

Hanan Ashrawi, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Executive Committee Member, has called the settler groups “militias” and said they “raided” al-Mughayer Village under protection from the Israeli army, “terrorizing the defenseless residents and wreaking havoc.”

Na’san is the fourth Palestinian martyred by Israeli violence across the Palestinian territories over three days.

On Saturday, Israeli forces martyred a Palestinian in the city of al-Quds after he reportedly failed to heed their call to stop his car.

And on Friday, Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian while targeting stone-throwing “suspects” along a central highway in the West Bank. The military martyred another Palestinian when they fired at people protesting in favor of their right to return to their occupied homeland in the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip.

Apart from Israeli soldiers, settlers engage in provocative, violent, and sometimes deadly actions against Palestinians on a regular basis.


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