Hamas prime minister of Gaza Strip praises shooting that killed Israeli in the West Bank

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An Israeli soldier stands guard near the scene of a shooting near the Tarqumiya checkpoint, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, April 14, 2014. Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two. (AP Photo/Gil Yohanan) ISRAEL OUT

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"Contrary to certain Palestinian claims, attacks against civilians within Israel's borders are no different from attacks against settlers living in the West Bank. In both cases, the targets are civilians who must not be attacked and who must be protected from attacks," she said.

"The argument that there is justification for killing settlers as part of the struggle against Israeli occupation is both legally and morally groundless," Michaeli said, adding that all civilians on all sides must be shielded.

In 2002, at the height of Israeli-Palestinian fighting, a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up at a Passover Seder at a hotel, killing 30 people and wounding over 100.

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Associated Press Writer Ibrahim Barzak contributed to this report from Gaza City, Gaza Strip.

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