Palestine: No Peace Talks After Fatal West Bank Clash
Israeli soldiers killed 3 Palestinians outside Jerusalem
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 26, 2013 7:07 AM CDT
Updated Aug 26, 2013 7:20 AM CDT
Palestinian mourners react while carrying the body of slain Palestinian Jihad Aslan, 19 toward the morgue of the main hospital at the West Bank town of Ramallah, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

(Newser) – A Palestinian official says planned peace talks with the Israelis scheduled for today have been called off following a deadly clash in the West Bank, in which Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians during clashes outside Jerusalem. The official says the Palestinians decided to postpone today's meeting to protest the killings. He says the Palestinians are also upset about an Israeli announcement yesterday pushing forward with new settlement construction in east Jerusalem. It was not immediately known when peace talks would resume.

The clashes occurred during an arrest raid in the West Bank, a Palestinian official and the Israeli military said, in the deadliest incident in the area in years. An official at a Ramallah hospital said the three died from gunshot wounds sustained in the nearby Qalandia refugee camp. More than a dozen others were wounded, he said. An Israeli border police spokesman said officers were on a raid to apprehend a suspect when hundreds of Palestinians poured into the streets and hurled firebombs, concrete blocks, and rocks at them. He said officers used riot control munitions, a term that usually refers to rubber bullets and tear gas, and that police are investigating. The Israeli military said soldiers rushed to the scene after a different force came under attack, and that soldiers opened fire after they felt their lives were in "imminent danger."

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saucier111
Aug 26, 2013 5:29 PM CDT
Since the jews control about 90% of our media, you don't suppose they are a little bias.
MattB
Aug 26, 2013 2:16 PM CDT
Oh wait AFTER they released violent prisoners!!! FIGURES! Seems the people that like dogs the least are the ones that fit the mold....
finkster
Aug 26, 2013 1:15 PM CDT
You mean the Israeli's and Palestinians aren't getting along.....shocking!