Israeli and Palestinian officials have agreed to measures to deescalate tensions after meeting this weekend in Jordan. Israel said it would pause discussion of new settlement units for four months and halt new settlement approvals for six months. Officials from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the U.S., Jordan and Egypt took part in the meetings. But some Palestinians, including members of Hamas in Gaza, condemned the negotiations. This is a university student from Gaza.
Youssef Seyam: “How should we accept such a meeting, a meeting that gives up the Palestinian rights and revokes the right of resistance for the Palestinians?”
The talks came as more violence plagued the region. On Sunday, Israeli settlers ransacked and torched Palestinian homes in Huwara, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, killing at least one Palestinian and injuring dozens of others. The brutal attack on Huwara followed the fatal shooting of two Israeli brothers by a Palestinian gunman. This is a young Palestinian girl whose home was attacked by Israeli settlers.
Lamar Abusarees: “We started to hear sounds from outside the house. I moved to the windows in our room, but they were shooting, so I moved down to the floor. Then they broke the windows. My mother moved us to a corner because there was no safe place.”