February 1, 2011 | Following a week where Settlers killed two Palestinians in two separate shooting attacks, Peace Now calls on the police to collect settlers’ weapons.
Last Friday a Palestinian, Yousef Ikhlayl, was fatally shot in the head during a clash with settlers near the village of Hirbat Safa, in the West Bank. On Thursday, a Palestinian teen from the West Bank village of Iraq Burin was killed after he reportedly threatened a settler with a rock.
Police briefly detained two settlers on suspicion that they were involved in the Friday incident.
Peace Now Director General Yariv Oppenheimer:
“The police must collect the majority of the firearms possessed by settlers and act strictly against every citizen who is trigger-happy and kills Palestinians for no reason”.
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