Israeli man killed in West Bank shooting


Israeli forces detained 19 Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, during pre dawn raids Tuesday across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, according to the Palestinian Prisoner's Society (PPS).

A military statement said the army beefed up its presence in the area of the attack overnight, with soldiers canvassing the area to locate the suspected gunmen. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition but died of his wounds later.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said he had instructed his office to examine the legalization of Havat Gilad, an outpost built by ultra-nationalist settlers without Israeli permits.

Pence will hold talks with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Jordan's King Abdullah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House said.

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The Egyptian government officially supports a future Palestinian state along the borders preceding the 1967 Six Day War, as well as the establishment of east Jerusalem as the future state's capital.

The European Union plans to host global talks on the Middle East crisis at the end of January following the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The White House said on Monday US Vice President Mike Pence will visit the region from January 20 to 23, embarking on a tour originally planned for December after Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The status of Jerusalem - home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions - is one of the biggest obstacles to reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Last month, PA President Mahmoud Abbas again vowed the Palestinians would seek full membership at the United Nations in response to the US move on Jerusalem.