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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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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has rebuffed international dictate of Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuffed what he described as an international attempt to dictate the terms of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal ahead of talks with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who was visiting the region to advance a French-led initiative. With peace talks stalled for more than a year, France has been sounding out the possibility of ...

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Rebels take Ariha from Assad

Syrian rebel groups Thursday said they had seized the town of Ariha – the last regime-held urban center in Idlib province – after launching their campaign earlier in the day. The latest blow to the regime of President Bashar Assad came at the hands of the Army of Conquest rebel coalition, made up of seven groups and led by the ...

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White House warned Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories must end

The White House Monday bluntly warned Israel that its occupation of Palestinian territories must end, dismissing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s efforts to take back controversial campaign pledges. In unusually tough language that underscores the fracture in relations between Washington and Tel Aviv, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said “an occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.” McDonough criticized Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge ...

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Palestinians to ask U.N. Security Council to end Israeli occupation

The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said. “The Palestinian leadership took a decision to go to the Security Council next Wednesday to vote on their project to end the occupation,” senior Palestine Liberation Organisation member Wassel Abu ...

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