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Shooting at Palestine High School leaves one injured

One person was shot during a high school basketball game here Friday night. The shooting occurred around 6:20 during a game between two out-of-town teams. Two people reportedly got into a disagreement. One person is in custody, Palestine Assistant Police Chief Jeffrey Powell told our sister station KYTX in Tyler. Palestine Police Capt. James Muniz said that the person shot ...

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Why some Gazan professors are selling their homes

The repercussions of this crisis have started to clearly manifest; the university closed its gates for three days in January following disagreements between its administration and its staff union about the rights of employees at the university. The union subsequently resigned. The Islamic University, which was founded in 1978 as the first university in the Gaza Strip, is now suffering ...

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Palestinians say UNRWA abandoning them

Palestinian protesters flocked to Downtown Beirut Friday to reaffirm their staunch rejection of what they consider a decision by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency to “gradually abandon” them.

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Israel agrees to surveillance at disputed Jerusalem holy site

Israel’s Prime Minister has agreed to 24-hour video surveillance at a disputed Jerusalem holy site — a move that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said could be “a game-changer” to reduce regional bloodshed. The round-the-clock observation “will provide comprehensive visibility and transparency” and discourage “anybody from disturbing the sanctity of this holy site,” Kerry said. “Today I hope that ...

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More die as violence and finger-pointing plague Israelis and Palestinians

Israeli authorities reported three Palestinians pulling knives then being shot dead, as the spate of violence afflicting Israelis and Palestinians continued Saturday. But the Palestinian version of the day’s violence was different. The official Palestinian news agency WAFA mentioned no knives and said Israelis simply shot two Palestinians dead. Neither side related its accounts to those reported by the other ...

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The Obama administration intervened in a lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks

The Obama administration has intervened in a lawsuit over Palestinian terror attacks that have killed Americans, advising a judge that requiring a hefty bond payment in the case could financially destabilize the Palestinian government. The filing comes in a case in New York City, where a jury this year awarded $218.5m to Americans affected by the attacks in a lawsuit ...

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Abbass. laud King Mohammed VI’s Efforts for Palestine Cause

Abbas, who was speaking at a reception on Thursday by Morocco’s ambassador in Ramallah Mohamed Hamzaoui on the occasion of throne day, surveyed the honorable positions by the Kingdom in favor of Palestine, recalling efforts made by late king Hassan II to serve the Palestinian cause. He also said that he is glad to share the joy of the Moroccan ...

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HRW accused Israel for “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Israeli security forces of “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children as young as 11. The rights group issued the accusations after US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had visited to Israel. The accusation described as “Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children and have choked children, thrown stun grenades at them, beaten them ...

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Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by Israeli officer

Col Israel Shomer, an Israeli army officer, fired at Mohammed Kasbeh, a 17-year-old Palestinian after the teenager threw a stone at his vehicle in the West Bank. The Israeli military said that Col Shomer felt his life was in danger at the time. However, the video released by an Israeli human rights group B’Tselem appears to show that the teenager was running away after ...

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Israel and Palestine may have committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law in Gaza

U.N. investigators said on Monday that Israel and Palestinian militant groups committed grave abuses of international humanitarian law during the 2014 Gaza conflict that may amount to war crimes. They called on all sides to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has opened a separate preliminary investigation. The Palestinian Authority is expected to make its first formal submission ...

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