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Israel demolishes homes of Palestinian killers

Israel demolishes homes of Palestinian killers

Nov 14, – The military carried out the demolition orders after clearance from the supreme court. It said the three homes in Nablus belonged to attackers who killed an Israeli couple in front of their children in the West Bank on Oct. 1. It said the other home, near Ramallah, belonged to a man who […]

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Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank

Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank

Nov 13, – The gunman opened fire on a family traveling near the Jewish settlement of Otneil, which is close to Hebron, Israel medics and media reported. A Palestinian gunman killed two Israelis in the southern West Bank on Friday, the military said, while in the nearby city of Hebron Israeli troops shot dead a […]

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Clashes after funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces

Clashes after funeral of Palestinian shot by Israeli forces

Sep 23, – Around 50 youths threw stones at soldiers, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas in the flashpoint city, where some 500 Israeli settlers live under heavy guard among Palestinians. Clashes broke out Wednesday between Palestinian youths and Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron following the funeral of a […]

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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on ‘day of rage’

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on ‘day of rage’

Sep 19, – In Jerusalem, three police were injured as a firebomb struck their van in the Jabal Mukaber district and eight Palestinians were arrested, including at least three youths, police said. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank after the Islamist movement Hamas called for a “day of […]

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Israel PM vows ‘war’ on stone-throwers after riots

Israel PM vows ‘war’ on stone-throwers after riots

Sep 16, – Netanyahu spoke of his plans to crack down on Palestinian protesters who hurl rocks and firebombs as he visited the site of a car accident that killed a Jewish man at the weekend. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed “war” on stone-throwers Wednesday with tougher penalties and new rules for security forces […]

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Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Netanyahu wins surprise victory in Israel election

Mar 18, – With nearly all of the votes counted, his rightwing Likud party was seen taking 30 of the Knesset’s 120 seats, with the centre-left Zionist Union a distant second on 24. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu beat the odds on Wednesday to win a resounding election victory that will likely deepen tensions with […]

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Israeli ex-foreign minister cleared in graft trial

Israeli ex-foreign minister cleared in graft trial

Nov 06, – The decision handed the 55-year-old Lieberman a resounding victory in a case that had threatened to derail his political career and reshape the makeup of the coalition government. Instead, he could return to the political arena stronger than ever. An Israeli court on Wednesday found former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of […]

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In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

In midst of Syrian war, giant Jesus statue arises

Nov 02, – Jesus stands, arms outstretched, on the Cherubim mountain, overlooking a route pilgrims took from Constantinople to Jerusalem in ancient times. The statue is 12.3 meters (40 feet) tall and stands on a base that brings its height to 32 meters (105 feet), organizers of the project estimate. In the midst of a […]

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Israel police barred Jews and tourist from entering Jerusalem holy site

Israel police barred Jews and tourist from entering Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the ban, announced Thursday, is a precaution. On Wednesday, violence erupted as the Palestinians held an annual day of mourning and protests over the displacement of Palestinians following Israel’s creation in 1948. Police say Jewish worshippers inside the Old City were attacked during the unrest. Israeli police have […]

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Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

Israeli police protects women praying at Jewish site

May 11, AP – The reversal followed a court order backing the right of the women to pray at the Western Wall using religious rituals Orthodox Jews insist should be practiced only by men. Wearing prayer shawls, phylacteries and skull caps reserved for men under strict Orthodox tradition, the women sang and prayed out loud. […]

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