Mideast: the personal and the political

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By Euronews
Mideast: the personal and the political

Thousands of people have attended the funeral of a 24-year-old Palestinian shot dead in the West Bank.

Odai Masalma was killed after he attacked an Israeli soldier with a knife in Beit Awwa.

“UN Secretary General “deeply concerned”

The Secretary General of the United Nations says he is “deeply concerned” about the wave of violence sweeping over the West Bank.

Speaking at a news conference alongside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Ban Ki-moon called on both sides to address the escalating tensions.

Leaving on an offiicial visit to Berlin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Mahoud Abbas to end the “incitement which is the cause of multiple attacks”.

How many people have died?

Over the past month, 10 Israelis have been killed in attacks by Palestinians, the majority of them stabbings.

During the same period, 46 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire, including 25 identified by Israel as attackers. The rest died in clashes with Israeli troops.

An Eritrean farm worker died after being shot by a security guard and beaten by a mob that mistakenly believed he was a Palestinian assailant during an Arab attack at a bus station.