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Israeli troops shoot, kill Palestinian who tried to stab them – army

Despite global opposition to Israeli settlement construction, which is illegal under worldwide law, ground was broken at the site of the proposed Amichai settlement, which is meant to accommodate settlers who the Israeli High Court evicted from the illegal Amona outpost earlier this year.The White House said on Sunday that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, would arrive in Israel on Wednesday and that he and Jason Greenblatt, a top US national security aide who preceded him on Monday, would meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu even posted a photograph on Twitter of cranes starting to build homes in the new settlement called Amichai.Netanyahu said: “After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria [the Israeli name for the occupied Palestinian territories]”.Before the “Oslo Accords” officially opened negotiations in 1993, between Palestine and Israel, roughly 200,000 settlers illegally lived in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.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. But ahead of his last election victory in 2015, he promised there would never be a Palestinian state on his watch, a remark seen as an attempt to shore right-wing support.But Israel has not built a fully fledged new settlement since the 1990s. Trump condemned the decision at the time.Nickolay Mladenov stressed that the United Nations considers settlement activities illegal under worldwide law. Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s worldwide envoy, will arrive on Monday.Israel argues most settlements would be included within Israel as part of any future peace deal in exchange for giving Palestinians land of equal quality and quantity.Kushner landed today and joined Greenblatt, who has been in Israel since Monday. Israel also cites biblical, historical and security interests to defend settlements.Israeli authorities say most of the Palestinians killed were carrying out knife, gun or car-ramming attacks.