Forty-one Palestinians Killed and ONLY seven Israelis have died in the recent street violence, which was in part triggered by Palestinians’ anger over what they see as increased Jewish encroachment on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Israel claims it is keeping the status quo at the holy compound, which is also revered by Jews as the location of two destroyed biblical Jewish temples.
The Palestinian dead include attackers wielding knives and protesters shot by Israeli forces as they threw rocks.
Israel’s military spokesman to justify the recent killings of Palestinians, claims the Palestinians attempted to stab Israeli civilians, and in one occasion an Israeli man who was carrying a gun shot the attacker dead. A Palestinian man told Reuters that his daughter, a high school student, had seen the shooting and said it happened when Jewish settlers attacked an unarmed Palestinian.
There has also been violence along the Gaza-Israel border. Israel’s army also claims defused a rocket that it said had been fired by Gaza militants overnight and landed in an open area.
Last Thursday Binyamin Netanyahu freaked out as was interviewed by BBC correspondent Lyse Doucet as she asked him directly “how he would respond if the US calls on Israel to “return to the negotiating table.”
He said he has no problem with negotiating with Mahmoud Abbas but there should not be any conditions for this meeting, he added in a very bizarre body language “are we living in the same planet?
He also accused Mahmoud Abbas a liar by clamming that “ Israeli police killed an innocent child.” while he him self lies shamelessly in front of Media .
He says Media has given Abbas a pass all these years but he is not talking about the pass he has been given not only by media but in House of congress in America and all the support he gets for all his wrong doings towards Palestinian people.
It is ironic how Israeli’s for years managed to convince the whole world that they kill Palestinians only in self defense, and despite all the evidences no one is trying to stop Israel from killing and taking over Palestinians lands and building settlers home in occupied areas.
Peace talks collapsed in 2014 over Israeli settlement-building in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas that the Palestinians seek for a state, and after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas angered Israel by reaching a unity deal with the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza.
The last major armed confrontation was the Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas in 2014, which left large sections of Gaza destroyed. Around 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, and 73 Israelis, most of them soldiers, were killed.