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On Sunday, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov condemned an incident that left a Palestinian woman dead on Friday.
"I condemn this Friday’s attack in the #WestBank in which a #Palestinian woman was killed and her husband injured by stones allegedly thrown by #Israeli assailants. Those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice. I urge all to stand up to violence and terror," he wrote on his Twitter account.
Aysha al-Rabi, 45, was killed late last Friday when a stone was thrown at her car as she was driving with her family on Route 60 near the Tapuah junction.
Israeli police and the Shin Bet (Israel's Security Agency) were investigating the possibility that a Jewish extremist threw the stone.
A gag order was placed on details regarding the investigation.
Rabi was from the village of Bidya in the Nablus area. Her husband, Yacoub, said that his wife was seriously injured in the head by a large stone that was thrown by settlers as they drove near the village of Za’tara, south of Nablus. He said his daughter, who was also in the car, was unharmed.Khaled Abu Toameh contributed to this report.
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