US says Israeli Defense Minister undermines two-state solution

Tehran, January 10, The Iran Project – The United States Department of State accused Moshe Yaalon, Israeli Defense Minister of undermining two-state solution. During a press briefing on Friday, the spokesman for the US State Department, John Kirby said that the US is deeply concerned about the ministry’s move which entails “creating a new settlement” close to the occupied West Bank lands.

Kirby also added that “along with the regular retroactive legalization of unauthorized outposts and construction of infrastructure in remote settlements, actions such as this decision clearly undermine the possibility of a two-state solution.”

As violence surges in Palestinian occupied territories, two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli military in north of Jordan valley. Israeli army spokesperson alleged that Palestinians attempted to stab Israeli soldiers in the security crossing. Palestinian resources said that the Palestinians were pronounced dead after shooting.

Thousands of Palestinians held the funeral of four Palestinians from al-Khalil who were killed by Israeli forces on Thursday. According to the Palestinian resources, mourners took to the streets on Saturday in the village in al-Khalil to hold the funeral procession of Palestinian cousins.

They reportedly yielded national slogans, demanding an end to respond the Israeli crimes against Palestinians. Earlier on Thursday Israeli forces killed four Palestinians aged between 16 and 19 in the south of West Bank over the claim of attempted attack against Israeli soldiers.

Elsewhere in Qalqiliya, Israeli forces opened fire, injuring a Palestinian 60-year-old man with live bullet during the clashes on Saturday. The locals said that Israeli forces suppressed the peaceful march of protesters by indiscriminate use of live and rubber bullets.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian 14-year-old boy received 6-month imprisonment by an Israeli court on Saturday. According to the Palestinian Authority Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs the Palestinian teen was detained earlier in October along with 13 other children in Gaza Strip.