Israel military says Palestinian killed Israeli in West Bank

Elichai Taherlev, 20, of the Golani Brigade was killed in the incident, and another 19-year-old soldier was slightly injured.

"Moscow reaffirms its support for the two-state solution as an optimal option that meets the national interests of the Palestinian and Israeli people, both of whom have friendly relations with Russian Federation, and the interests of all other countries in the region and the global community as a whole", it said.

The PPC also renewed its call for worldwide human rights groups, including UNICEF, to strengthen initiatives and campaigns to protect Palestinian children.

Shortly after the attack, Israeli forces raided Hamad's home in the village of Silwad near Ramallah.

Although Israel says the buildings in question were erected without permits, the European Union and United Nations say such permits are practically impossible for Palestinians to obtain.

The return of Palestinian refugees is "out of the question", he told the Israeli Jerusalem Post at the time.

The Hamas movement released statements praising the apparent attack.

On the remembrance of the Land Day, the Israeli occupation violations against Palestinians continue, in terms of land confiscation, demolition of buildings (housing units and establishments) and forcible displacement of residents.

The death brings to 39 the number of Israelis killed in a wave of Palestinian street attacks, in which two American tourists also died, that began in October 2015.

Israeli security forces and emergency personnel prepare to remove a vehicle after a auto ramming attack not far from the Israeli settlement of Ofra near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The slain Palestinian was identified by the Palestinian Ministry of Health as Amad Zahir Fathi Ghazal, 17, from Nablus.

It is located in east Jerusalem, occupied by Israel in 1967 and later annexed, and is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Brazil recognized the Palestinian state in 2010 and recalled its ambassador from Israel in 2014 in protest at "disproportionate" force used by the Jewish state in the Gaza Strip.

Tensions regularly flare over the site, as Palestinians fear Israel seeks to assert further control over the area.

  • Joey Payne