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PLO: 56 Palestinians Killed, 897 Injured Since Peace Talks Began

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Israeli military forces have killed 56 Palestinians and injured 897 since the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel in July, the Palestine Liberation Organization said. "Israeli violations of international law and human rights continued unabated. Rather than demonstrate goodwill during this period, Israel has done the opposite, with the aim of derailing the US peace efforts led by Secretary of State Kerry," a PLO statement said, reported the Palestinian Maan news agency on Wednesady. There have been over 500 settler attacks on Palestinian civilians and their property in the occupied West Bank and Israeli forces have arrested over 3,000 Palestinians in 3,767 military raids. Israel has also begun work on 10,509 housing units in illegal settlement while simultaneously demolishing 146 Palestinian homes, the PLO said. The numbers did not include 15-year-old Yousef Nayif Yousef Shawamrah Abu Akar, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Wednesday in the southern West Bank. Witnesses said the victim had been foraging for local plants when he was shot, but the army claimed he and two others had been vandalizing the security fence. Direct negotiations began in July between Israel and the Palestinians in a US-led attempt to restart the deadlocked peace proces


PLO: 56 Palestinians Killed, 897 Injured Since Peace Talks Began

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