Putin Greet Trump to the Palestinian Leader

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated President Donald Trump on the visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow. Abbas responded by saying he did not want to cooperate with Washington because Washington acknowledged Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Speaking at the beginning of their meeting in the Kremlin, Putin told Abbas that he had just had a phone call with Trump. "Of course we are addressing the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and I want to pass on Trump's greetings to you," said Putin.

Abbas responded by saying his side did not cooperate with America as a sponsor of the peace process but welcomed the multilateral cooperation .

To fulfill his promise while still campaigning, Trump last December recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and promised to move the American Embassy there.

Trump's ruling infuriated the Palestinians and the entire Muslim world. Palestinian leaders say the recognition means Washington can no longer be an intermediary for Middle East peace.

"We do not want to cooperate with America as a sponsor. President Trump again surprised us. His decision to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem and consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is like slapping our faces, "Abbas told Putin as broadcast by the Russian news agency. [1945909]

Modi Supports Independent Palestinian State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed support for an independent Palestinian state and hopes for a restoration of peace in the region while visiting Ramallah.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas calls on India to support multinational efforts to help negotiations Israeli-Palestinian peace in the future.

Modi's three-hour visit, Saturday (10/2), to Ramallah was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister. The visit was seen as an attempt by India to balance its growing relationship with Israel.

Abbas said the Palestinians are ready to hold dialogue with Israel, and expect India's support in encouraging further peace talks. "The establishment of a multilateral mechanism through international peace conventions is the best way to mediate such negotiations," he said.

After US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel late last year, Abbas sought international support for a number of European and The Middle East could be involved as a mediator between Palestine and Israe. But so far no country has made any commitments.

After holding talks with Abbas, Modi said he has given the Palestinian leader a guarantee that "India is bound by a promise to take care of the interests of the Palestinian people, and India hopes Palestine can become a free country with ways of peace. " [ii]

Israel Shoots Dead Palestinian Men Suspect Shooting Rabbi

West Bank
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man they call the prime suspect of a rabbi's fatal shooting last month.

Israeli security service Shin Bet said it had shot dead Ahmad Nassar Jarrar during a raid on Tuesday (6/2) early morning local time in a building in the city of al-Yamun, near the West Bank town of Jenin.

The Shin Bet mentioned as reported by Iranian media, Press TV, Tuesday (6/2/2018), Israeli troops fired on Jarrar when the 22-year-old man left the building, carrying an M-16 assault rifle and a bag of explosives.

Rabbi or a Jewish priest named Raziel Shevach was shot dead near his home in Havat Gilad area, near the West Bank town of Nablus on January 9. Since then, Israeli troops launched a massive search operation in Jenin, Jarrar's home town. Israeli troops even destroyed the Palestinian man's house in an earlier attempt to arrest him.

Last month, Hessam Badran, a member of the Hamas Political Bureau praised the man responsible for killing the rabbi as a hero. According to him, the shooting incident was a natural reaction to the Israeli regime's atrocities against the Palestinians. He also called the shootings a slap in the face of the Israeli regime and a response to US President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

(ita / ita)

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Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers

West Bank
 A Palestinian teenager was shot dead by Israeli soldiers in an offensive in Burqin village, West Bank, on Saturday (3/2). The hospital in Jenin said the teenager was shot in the head.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health says the dead teenager is 19.

The Israeli military claimed his troops were searching for suspects in the shooting of an Israeli rabbi in a settlement on January 9, 2018 . Last month, gunfire from Israeli soldiers killed an armed Palestinian man suspected of involvement in the rabbinic murder.

In addition, the Israeli side also said there had been riots as they arrested a number of people linked to the rabbis' shooting. The Israeli military claimed to tackle the unrest in a way that did not cause fatal consequences.

Tensions in the region have increased since United States President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017. At least 20 Palestinians and one Israeli died in tension in the region.

The Trump policy is said to infuriate Palestinians who want to create an independent state in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Israel was called to seize those territories in the 1967 Middle East War and annex East Jerusalem in a way not internationally recognized. The city of Jerusalem is called Israel as the eternal and indivisible capital.

The peace talks between Israel and the US-led Palestinians failed in 2014. The offer by the Trump government to restart the talks has yet to show any signs of tangible progress.
(haf / nvl)

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