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Palestinian envoy to UN accuses Israel of “executing” innocent Palestinian “citizens,” i.e., terrorists who murdered and wounded 14 Israelis

Headline: “Mansour: The Israeli incitement against our people and its leadership is what is feeding the terror”
    “In the shadow of the ongoing crimes that the Israeli occupation forces and terrorist settlers are committing against our unarmed people in a variety of areas of the occupied Palestinian land, Permanent Representative of the State of Palestine at the UN Ambassador Riyad Mansour sent three letters – to [UN] Secretary-General [António Guterres], to the chair of the [UN] Security Council (Ivory Coast) [parentheses in source], and to the chair of the [UN] General Assembly – regarding the continuing deaths of victims among the ranks of the Palestinian citizens in the different areas, and in the cities of the occupied West Bank in particular.
Mansour emphasized in his letters that the incitement that Israel is carrying out against our Palestinian people and its leadership is what is feeding the terror, and laid on Israel all of the consequences that will be caused to the citizens’ lives.
Mansour said that the Israeli occupation forces are continuing their violent military invasions of the villages, towns, cities, and refugee camps. He noted that in recent days many citizens have been pursued and killed by the occupation forces in military operations that were meant to take revenge on the Palestinians, after the killing of 3 Israeli soldiers (sic., apparently refers to 2 soldiers murdered in Givat Assaf shooting attack; see note below). He also explained that within just 24 hours the occupation forces executed 4 citizens: Ashraf Na’alwa (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), 23; Saleh Omar Barghouti (i.e., terrorist, murdered baby and wounded 7), 29; Hamdan Tawfiq Al-Arda (i.e., terrorist, wounded 1), 60; and Majdi Mteir (i.e., terrorist, wounded 2).”

Givat Assaf shooting attack – a terrorist shot and murdered 2 Israelis and seriously wounded 2 others in a shooting attack next to Givat Assaf, near Ramallah, on Dec. 13, 2018. The terrorist fled the scene in a car driven by another terrorist. As of Dec. 17, 2018, they have not been apprehended.

Barkan Industrial Zone Attack – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist Ashraf Walid Suleiman Na’alwa shot and murdered his 2 Israeli coworkers Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi in a factory in the Barkan Industrial Zone near Ariel on Oct. 7, 2018. Na'alwa fled the scene, but was located two months later in Nablus and shot and killed in a shootout when the Israeli army and police tried to apprehend him on Dec. 13, 2018. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.
Until this attack, the Barkan Industrial Zone had been an example of coexistence with Israelis and Palestinians working together.

Ofra shooting attack – Palestinian terrorists shot and wounded 7 Israelis - a pregnant woman, her husband, another man, and 4 teenagers - in a drive-by shooting attack next to Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 9, 2018. The pregnant woman was severely wounded and doctors had to deliver her baby prematurely before operating on her. The baby died three days later. The terrorists fled the scene but were located three days later. One terrorist, Saleh Omar Saleh Barghouti, was shot and killed by the Israeli army during the attempt to apprehend him, while other terrorists were taken into custody. The Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) claimed responsibility for the attack.

Hamdan Al-Arda – Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into an Israeli soldier and wounded him before being shot and killed by other soldiers at El-Bireh on Dec. 13, 2018.

Majdi Mteir – Palestinian terrorist who stabbed 2 Israeli border police officers in the Old City of Jerusalem on Dec. 13, 2018, before being shot and killed by other officers at the scene.

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