Ofer Cassif, the sole Jewish lawmaker in the Hadash-Ta’al party, says the 16-year old boy killed in this morning’s attack in Jerusalem is a victim of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.
“I want to send my condolences to all victims of the occupation, Jews and Palestinians alike,” Cassif says from the Knesset podium.
“Today and yesterday, two 16-year-old boys were murdered: Aryeh Schopak who was murdered today and Ahmed Amjad Shehadah who was murdered yesterday. We want this bloodshed to stop, and it’ll stop only when the occupation ends,” Cassif adds.
Shehadah was killed in clashes with the IDF in Nablus overnight, as the army sought to secure a monthly pilgrimage of Orthodox Jewish worshipers to a shrine in a Palestinian area of the northern West Bank.
— with Emanuel Fabian