Nickolay Mladenov
Nickolay MladenovReuters

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, former UN SRSG for Iraq, Foreign and Defense Minister of Bulgaria Nickolay E. Mladenov responded to allegations that an Arab woman in Samaria was killed by "settlers" near Tapuach junction. The Shin Bet is investigating the 47-year-old woman's death.

"I condemn this Friday’s attack in the West Bank in which a Palestinian woman was killed and her husband injured by stones allegedly thrown by Israeli assailants," Mladenov said. "Those responsible must be swiftly brought to justice. I urge all to stand up to violence and terror."

Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership announced on Thursday it would no longer work with Mladenov, accusing him of overstepping his role by seeking a deal between Israel and Hamas.

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Ahmed Majdalani said it informed the UN Secretary General that Mladenov was "no longer acceptable" to the PA government.

Mladenov had "gone beyond his role" in seeking agreements between Israel and Hamas, which controls Gaza, he charged, adding that his actions impacted "Palestinian national security and the unity of our people."

Tapuach Junction, Samaria
Tapuach Junction, SamariaFlash 90