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West Bank mourns victims of Israeli raid

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 01:25

AUG 27 - The Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank is left reeling from the deaths of Younis Jahjouh and two other men killed by Israeli forces in a pre-dawn raid Monday. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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A community in mourning here at the Qalandiya refugee camp. Tensions are high in the West Bank camp after Israeli forces killed three Palestinian men on Monday. Israeli border police said they entered the camp to arrest a man and were confronted by a crowd throwing firebombs and rocks. Witnesses said the Israeli forces opened fire. One of the men killed, Younis Jahjouh, was among hundreds of former prisoners released as part of a deal between Israelis and Palestinians in 2011. The 22-year-old was pursuing a degree in journalism and, his family says, hoped to live his life away from politics. Jahjouh's father now holds little hope for the peace process. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) KAMAL JAHJOUH, FATHER OF 22-YEAR-OLD YOUNIS WHO WAS SHOT AND KILLED DURING RAID ON CAMP, SAYING: "I don't believe peace will happen," he says. "It does not just have to do with the raid -- it's also the increase of settlements and settlers from 250,000 to 650,000, the confiscation of land, tree uprooting, demolition of homes and the killing of Palestinians. They are acts of terrorism to make Palestinians afraid so I don't believe there will be two states." The U.S.-brokered peace talks carried on after the clashes, though no details emerged of the discussions. Talks resumed last month after a three-year stalemate over Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

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West Bank mourns victims of Israeli raid

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 01:25