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Mourners at Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal’s funeral. Photo by Jim Hollander, Reuters, 6 February 2018
From the field

Israeli civilian killed in stabbing attack near settlement of Ariel

B’Tselem expresses deep sorrow at the death of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal, 29, a father of four from the settlement of Har Bracha who was stabbed to death yesterday, near the settlement of Ariel in Nablus District. B’Tselem conveys its sincerest condolences to the Ben Gal family. The deliberate targeting of civilians undermines every moral, legal and human standard. B’Tselem strongly condemns any and all deliberate attacks against civilians and reiterates its call to politicians and leaders to act responsibly and avoid fanning the flames of violence.