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The Latest: Palestinian President Condemns Violence

The Latest: Palestinian President Condemns Violence

Thursday, 09 June 2016 09:19 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv (all times local):

3:38 p.m.

The Palestinian president has issued a statement condemning violence against civilians, a day after a deadly attack in Tel Aviv.

In a statement, President Mahmoud Abbas' office said "it stands against attacks on civilians, regardless of its sources and justifications."

Thursday's statement did not explicitly mention the Tel Aviv shootings, though its timing made it clear that the attack was the reason behind it.

1:30 p.m.

Friends and colleagues of one of the victims of the Tel Aviv shooting are remembering him as a "man of reason, tolerance and peace."

Michael Feige was a professor of sociology and anthropology of Israeli society at Ben-Gurion University. He had published books in English and Hebrew and won the Association for Israel Studies' award for best book in 2010.

In a statement Thursday, colleagues at the university's Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism said they were "stunned by the incomprehensible loss of Feige."

"Michael was a friend, scholar and teacher," it said. "Above all, Michael was the incarnation of a man of reason, tolerance and peace."

12:40 p.m.

The Israeli military says it will deploy two additional battalions in the West Bank in response to Wednesday's deadly shooting in Tel Aviv.

In a statement, the military said Thursday the reinforcements were made "in accordance with situation assessments."

The military says forces would include infantry and elite reconnaissance units. The military says the deployment included "hundreds" of troops, but gave no further details.

Israel says two men from the West Bank carried out Thursday's shooting, which killed four people at a popular tourist spot in Tel Aviv.

10:00 a.m.

The Israeli military says it has revoked most permits for Palestinians to visit Israel and travel abroad during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, after two Palestinian gunmen killed four Israelis and wounded at least five others in Tel Aviv.

COGAT, an Israeli defense body, said Thursday that 83,000 permits have been frozen for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza to visit family in Israel, attend Ramadan prayers in Jerusalem or travel abroad via Israel's Tel Aviv airport.

In addition, the military says it has frozen Israeli work permits for 204 of the attackers' relatives, and is preventing Palestinians from leaving and entering the West Bank village of Yatta, home to the attackers.

COGAT says entering or leaving will only be permitted for humanitarian and medical cases.

This story has been corrected in response to a correction issued by the Israeli military clarifying that it was revoking most, not all, Ramadan permits.

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The Latest on the aftermath to a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv (all times local):3:38 p.m.The Palestinian president has issued a statement condemning violence against civilians, a day after a deadly attack in Tel Aviv.In a statement, President Mahmoud Abbas' office said "it...
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