Palestinian attacker dies after shot by Israeli soldiers: army


Palestinians threw eggs at a delegation including New York City Council members visiting the occupied West Bank Thursday, AFP reporters said, amid anger over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Unless President Trump adopts a new approach-one that integrates the Arab states as active participants in support of a deal, not as bystanders to another round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations-there is scant reason to believe the new USA president will have any greater success in brokering a peace deal between these two Middle Eastern leaders than did the previous administration. "Putting forward old talking points and entrenched and undeveloped concepts achieves nothing". "Once again he is running away", Danon said. Such an arrangement would reduce the weight of the United States' influence. US officials have said that the embassy could move as soon as next year. But he said council members "haven't received any details" of the USA proposal for Palestinian-Israeli peace.

"But we will not chase after you", Haley said.

For several years now, the Arab states have suggested that the plan can serve as a basis for negotiations, and that progress toward Israeli-Palestinian peace can be met with parallel progress toward peace between Israel and other Arab states.

Abbas spoke before Haley and slammed the United States for not clarifying its point on keeping the Palestine Liberation Organization on its terror watch list.

Meanwhile, Amnesty also slammed "Israel's air, land and sea blockade of the Gaza Strip", which it says is "collectively punishing Gaza's entire population of approximately 2 million inhabitants".

The Times of Israel reported that the Israeli army said soldiers fatally wounded Saradih during his arrest but did not elaborate on his injuries.

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"You are part of the problem, not the solution", Danon said, addressing Abbas.

"Rather than driving just 12 minutes between Ramallah and Jerusalem", Danon said, "he has chosen to fly just 12 hours to NY to avoid the possibility of peace".

Netanyahu's office issued a statement saying: "Abbas didn't say anything new".

Serda's family said it was seeking to have an autopsy performed.

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was sentenced in February previous year to 18 months in prison for killing a wounded and incapacitated alleged Palestinian attacker in the West Bank town of Hebron in 2015.

Such Israeli statements notwithstanding, Netanyahu has said repeatedly he is committed to the Trump administration's peace efforts, and Israel would likely follow the USA lead should talks restart.