“We are immediately preparing the file that will be submitted to the ICC,” Abbas told reporters as he also denounced the “war crimes and crimes against humanity committed each day by Israelis against the Palestinian people.”

Taking a more hardline stance, Hamas responded by declaring that what happened in Duma makes all “Israeli soldiers and settlers legitimate targets for resistance.” A spokesperson, Hussam Badran, called for popular action and said Israeli crimes can only be stopped by “comprehensive resistance in all its forms.”

Additionally, the Ma’an news agency reports that Popular Resistance Committees are now calling for a “revolution of anger” across cities, villages and streets in Palestine; while the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has called on Palestinians to “escalate resistance” against Israel and urged the Palestinian leadership to declare a state of emergency.

According to Haaretz, Israeli security officials expressed concern that the killing of Dawabsha “could spark unrest in the West Bank, and fear of rioting and disorder at Temple Mount in Jerusalem prompted restrictions on Muslim worshiper, with only those over 50 being permitted to enter the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque. Firebombs and stones were reportedly thrown in Jerusalem’s Old City, wounding one officer lightly in the early afternoon and massive police forces were being stationed in the area.”

Meanwhile, the Israeli rights group B’Tselem said in a statement that it was “only a matter of time” until tragedies like this one took place, given the behavior of settlers in the Occupied Territories and the continued tolerance and support they receive from the Israel government. Impunity for hate crimes, the group said, only “encourages assailants to continue, leading to this morning’s horrific result.”

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, there have been 120 incidents of “settler-related violence” in the West Bank and East Jerusalem so far in 2015, including 78 assaults against property and 42 attacks that resulted in injuries.

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As B’Tselem points out, a vast majority of these cases were never solved, and in many of them the Israeli Police did not even bother take elementary investigative actions.

The group called condemnations of the attack from Netanyahu or other Israeli officials “empty rhetoric as long as politicians continue their policy of avoiding enforcement of the law on Israelis who harm Palestinians, and do not deal with the public climate and the incitement which serve as backdrop to these acts.”

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