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Israeli Soldiers Kill 3 Palestinians in West Bank

Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.
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Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.
Men carry the body of one of the Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandiya Refugee Camp in the West Bank August 26, 2013.
VOA News
Israeli soldiers have killed three Palestinians during clashes at a refugee camp in the West Bank.
 
An Israeli police spokesman says officers were attempting to arrest a suspect at the Qalandiya camp near Ramallah Monday when hundreds of Palestinians confronted them with rocks and firebombs. The officers then tried to disperse the crowd.
 
Hospital officials in Ramallah say the victims were hit by live ammunition.
 
Palestinian officials condemned the incident.
 
A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the killings could impact peace talks between the two sides, and urged the United States to help keep the process going.

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by: Michael from: USA
August 26, 2013 9:21 AM
These events upset peace talks only if we assume peace depends on the impossibility of a crime being committed. Yet humans make mistakes so we hope this will not add to Mideast blodmurials


by: Godwin from: Nigeria
August 26, 2013 9:17 AM
If this incident is allowed to impact the so-called peace talks, then there was no peace talk at first. It is tantamount to express support of lawlessness. If the PLO wants peace, real peace, it should control its militants at all costs. There is no reason good enough to being lawless at a time when peace negotiations are underway. Gathering to protest at this point in time when no one yet knows the details and extent of negotiations is a pointer to its rejection from the onset. Knowing that there is no love lost between the two peoples, why would anyone want to ignite trouble that warranted the arrest in the first place? The Palestinians behaved senselessly in this matter.


by: Andrea Bush from: USA
August 26, 2013 9:02 AM
hey, Abbass... the view in the US is that the Philistines have a country... and its called Jordan...!!! I believe that Egypt has set a definitive guide on how to deal with the Arab Muslims in that part of the world... and Israel should benefit from that lesson... hey Abbass, send us a postcard from Amman...
the Bush Family

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