Israeli troops, Palestinian security trade fire


The Palestinian governor of Nablus, Ibrahim Ramadan, said that two members of the Palestinian security forces were lightly wounded in the incident in the early hours of the morning adjacent to their headquarters.

"Israel is seeking to create a state of security and political chaos with a view to creating an atmosphere to pass the US peace plan, known as "deal of the century" the ministry said in an announcement.

David Friedman is a "trojan horse of the settler right", the Peace Now movement hit back after The New York Times published his comments on the West Bank.

The Palestinian foreign ministry said it was looking into filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court on the issue. The PLO and other Palestinian organizations called for a "popular uprising" on June 25 and 26 when the expected to launch its peace plan.

Israel occupied the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War and its construction of settlements there is viewed as a major stumbling block to peace as they are built on Palestinian land.

The Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in 2017 and Palestinians have seen cuts in United States funding that have contributed to their economic distress in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Bush put [a version of this formula] in writing in a letter to Ariel Sharon in 2004 prior to the withdrawal from Gaza, in which he assured the Israelis that they could count on US support for holding onto Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement blocs.

"If Prime Minster Netanyahu makes good on his threat to annex West Bank settlements, he should know that a President Buttigieg would take steps to ensure that American tax payers won't help foot the bill", threatened the presidential hopeful.

More than 600,000 Jewish settlers now live in the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem among some three million Palestinians.

Israeli soldiers have shot and injured a Palestinian security officer in the occupied West Bank after reportedly accidentally identifying the security force as "suspects".

Those moves include recognizing the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cutting hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid to the Palestinians.