Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian in West Bank as Int’l Group of Academics Slams Israeli Apartheid

In the occupied West Bank, mourners marched in a funeral procession Friday for 23-year-old Mahmoud Jarrad, who was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the Tulkarm refugee camp. At least eight others were injured. This is Mahmoud Jarrad’s mother.

Maisa Jarrad: “He was ambitious like other youngsters. What the youngster wants? To have a home, marry. Everything disappeared.”

A group of over 1,500 academics from around the world, including Israel and the U.S., signed a statement condemning Israel’s “regime of apartheid” against Palestinians. They write, “There cannot be democracy for Jews in Israel as long as Palestinians live under a regime of apartheid.”

In other news from the region, Palestinian officials, including President Mahmoud Abbas, welcomed their first Saudi Arabian ambassador. Nayef al-Sudairi will serve as envoy to Palestine and consul general in Jerusalem. This comes as the U.S. has been pushing for the normalization of relations between Saudi Arabia and Israel.

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