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Israel moves to legalize West Bank settlement outpost following rabbi's killing

Israel moves to legalize West Bank settlement outpost following rabbi's killing

Over the weekend, Israeli security forces clashed with Palestinians in the West Bank as forces continued to hunt for the killer of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, 32, a resident of the outpost near Nablus.

"We promised and the proposal to normalise Havat Gilad outpost as a regular community will be brought to the cabinet for approval this coming Sunday", Lieberman wrote on Twitter.

Palestinian health officials identified one youth, 19-year-old Ahmad Abu Obeid, as having died from his wounds after being shot by troops with live fire.

File The settlement of Har Bracha in the northern West Bank in September 2014
File The settlement of Har Bracha in the northern West Bank in September 2014

At this point the community will have to start jumping through numerous bureaucratic hoops to move forward, but that most important first official threshold has finally been crossed.

On January 9 this year, the Rabbi of Havat Gilad, Raziel Shevach, was shot by a squad of terrorists in his auto going home, a heinous crime which a unified front of rightwing politicians and activists, led by Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, have stated must be avenged the Zionist way - by awarding Havat Gilad a permanent status.

A week after the murder, Israeli forces conducted an operation to search for the perpetrators and killed a suspected Palestinian in the city of Jenin, some 35 kilometers away from Havat Gilad.

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They did not, however, catch the man considered to have led the attack on Shevah, 22-year-old Ahmed Jarrar.

"Netanyahu is trying to make facts on ground", said Wasel Abu Youssef, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation's executive committee, according to the Jerusalem Post.

The man was shot in the head after fighting broke out during an Israeli army incursion into the village of Burqin in the northern West Bank, it said.

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The incident was filmed and the video widely shared online.

Defence lawyer Gaby Lasky said on Sunday that the trial, which was to begin on Tuesday, was delayed because the prosecution was slow in sharing evidence.

Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6 was also hailed by Israelis, while deeply angering the Palestinians who also see the city as their capital. It pulled out of Gaza in 2005. A bid by the Trump administration to restart negotiations has shown no real signs of progress, and Palestinians now say the Jerusalem decision has ruled the USA out as a mediator in the peace process.

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