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UN envoy condemns settler violence after Palestinian killed

Mourners carry the body of Ayman Hamed, 18 at the family house, during his funeral in the West Bank village of Silwad, near Ramallah Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Israeli soldiers shot and killed the Palestinian teen and wounded another as a group of young men hurled stones at the troops. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
January 27, 2019 - 3:21 AM

JERUSALEM - The U.N.'s Mideast envoy is calling the death of a Palestinian in West Bank clashes with Israeli settlers "shocking and unacceptable."

Nikolay Mladenov on Sunday called on Israel to "put an end to settler violence and bring those responsible to justice."

Hamdi Naasan, 38, was killed Saturday near the village of al-Mughayyir, close to Ramallah. The Palestinians say settlers shot him. The settlers say a Jewish man was stabbed by Palestinians and they fired in the air while chasing away the attackers.

The Israeli police and military have launched investigations.

The violence came days after Israel charged a Jewish teenager with manslaughter in the death of a Palestinian woman in the West Bank.

Over 400,000 settlers live in the West Bank, which Israel seized in the 1967 war.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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