Kushner visits family of officer murdered in Jerusalem attack

“After decades, I have the honour to be the first prime minister to build a settlement in Judea and Samaria”, Netanyahu said, calling the West Bank by its biblical name.According to the Israeli army, the Palestinian approached an IDF outpost near the village of a-Ram, not far from Qalandiyah, south of Jerusalem, managing to cross its outer fence.Last December, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution declaring all Israeli settlement building in the occupied West Bank illegal under global law.The Amichai settlement in the northern West Bank is earmarked for some 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona in February under a high court order that ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land.”The people of Amona really appreciate his efforts and the efforts from his office in fulfilling this commitment that started to come alive to create this new community”, said Avichai Boaron, a spokesman for the settlers.”The policy of continued illegal settlement construction in the occupied Palestinian territory contravenes resolution 2334″, Mladenov said.Through U.S. mediators, Israel and Saudi Arabia have discussed a variety of potential actions that would show their intention to develop open diplomatic relations once the conflict with the Palestinians is resolved, Kara said.”He offered the condolences to the bereaved family from the USA president, who spoke to his son-in-law on the way and asked that he be kept updated about the visit”, a close friend of the Malka family told Israel’s Ynet news.He also met with former Israeli peace envoy Isaac Molcho and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This is going to be greatly complicated by the new settlement, of course. White House officials played down expectations of a dramatic breakthrough during the visit, the New York Times reported. That evening he visited the family of Hadas Malka, 23, who was killed in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday evening as she responded to another Palestinian attack nearby.Abbas also asked Israel to reduce the electricity it sends to Gaza, covering about one-third of the territory’s needs. Since then, Palestinian assailants have killed 43 Israelis, two visiting Americans and a British student, mainly in stabbing attacks.