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Mahmoud Abbas appeals to UN for international protection for Palestinians

President attacks Israel’s ‘oppressive war machine’ as soldiers shoot Palestinian man dead and Israeli woman is reportedly attacked outside supermarket

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas holds a

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has called for international protection for Palestinians in the occupied territories against a background of continuing bloodshed and the absence of any hope for the renewal of peace negotiations any time soon.

Shortly after Abbas made his appeal at the UN human rights council in Geneva on Wednesday soldiers shot a Palestinian dead at a security checkpoint in the West Bank town of Hebron, where hundreds of militant Jewish settlers live and there is also strong support for the Islamist movement Hamas.

Read the full story at The Guardian, by Ian Black

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