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No West Bank settlement freeze: Israeli official

07 April 2017

A auto with Palestinian number plates rammed into pedestrians standing at a bus stop in Ofra, in the occupied West Bank, on Thursday.

In a statement, marking Palestinian Children's Day, the PPC condemned the Israeli violence, including the killing of children at military checkpoints in the occupied West Bank.

"In the statement, Moscow reaffirmed its "support for the two-state solution" while acknowledging that East Jerusalem should be the capital of the future Palestinian state". Witnesses told the media that the attacker aimed his vehicle at the two young men and accelerated towards them.

The military said Thursday's assault took place near the settlement of Ofra and that the Palestinian was apprehended after the attack.

It was the first fatal attack on Israelis since 8 January, when a Palestinian killed four soldiers in a Jerusalem truck-ramming attack. The vehicle had Palestinian license plates. Israeli Prime Minister at the time, Ariel Sharon, had Arafat placed under house arrest in Ramallah.

The Palestinian militant group, Hamas, praised what it called the "heroic" attack.

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The slain Palestinian was identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as Amad Zahir Fathi Ghazal, 17, from Nablus.

Brazil recognized the Palestinian state in 2010 and recalled its ambassador from Israel in 2014 in protest at "disproportionate" force used by the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip.

17 Palestinian minors were detained after being injured during their arrest, some of whom were transferred to prisons without any medical care or treatment, he said.

"The practice of enforcement measures such as forced transfers, evictions, demolitions and confiscations of homes and humanitarian assets (including EU-funded) and the obstruction of delivery of humanitarian assistance are contrary to Israel's obligations under global law", the ambassador had claimed.

The death brings to 41 the number of Israelis killed in a wave of violence that broke out in October 2015.