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A Palestinian state or endless conflict, warns Federica Mogherini in Gaza

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A Palestinian state or endless conflict, warns Federica Mogherini in Gaza

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There has been rioting in a northern Israeli village near Nazareth after a young Arab man was shot dead by police.

Reports say the 22-year-old, named as Khayr al-Din al-Hamdan from the Arab village of Kafr Kana, had threatened officers in a police car with a knife but was running away when he was fired on.

Police are said to be investigating amid suggestions that officers may not have followed protocol.

Meanwhile the EU’s new foreign policy chief visiting Gaza has called for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Federica Mogherini, whose tour has also taken her to Tel Aviv, urged faster reconstruction following this summer’s 50-day war with Israel.

“If we do not build on the (truce) agreement that was reached in Cairo… and if we do not have the step two and step three of the agreement which means the reconstruction, the lifting of the blockade and the and at the end the Palestinian state, we will always go back and back to violence,” Mogherini said.

The 41-year-old added that she was born during raging Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which without strong will and leadership risked carrying on for another 40 years.