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Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza’s electricity

Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza’s electricity

The Palestinian self-rule government in the West Bank told Israel on Thursday that it will stop paying for the electricity Israel sells to the Gaza Strip as tensions between the territory’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas intensify. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to exert financial pressure on political rival Hamas […]

April 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Iraqi women burn face veils in joy after their village liberated from ISIS

Iraqi women burn face veils in joy after their village liberated from ISIS

Women celebrating as they removed their face veil, stomped on it and set it alight after her village was reportedly liberated from the Islamic State. The video footage of the moment released the woman, who is not identified, cheered and screamed as she removed her niqab as other women and children – also wearing gleaming […]

February 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Israeli guards shoot knife-wielding Palestinian woman

Israeli guards shoot knife-wielding Palestinian woman

A Palestinian woman was shot and wounded Friday after approaching an Israeli security checkpoint near Jerusalem with a knife, Israeli police said. The woman approached the crossing point in Qalandia, between Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, in a lane designated for vehicles despite repeated calls from guards to stop, a statement said. She was […]

December 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Four killed in Palestinian police arrest raid in West Bank

Four killed in Palestinian police arrest raid in West Bank

Aug  19, – Palestinian security forces have arrested over 100 suspects in the past two months in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in a heightened effort to crack down on crime, Adnan al Damiri, a Palestinian security spokesman said. Two Palestinian men sought for possession of weapons and other offences were killed in a gun battle […]

August 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Two Palestinians who stabbed Israeli soldier shot dead in West Bank- army

Two Palestinians who stabbed Israeli soldier shot dead in West Bank- army

Mar 24, – The soldier has been suspended from duty while Israeli military police hold a criminal investigation, the army said in a statement. Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians after they attacked a soldier in the West Bank on Thursday, the military said, and one soldier was detained after being shown on video firing […]

March 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israel- 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

Israel- 3 Palestinians dead after attacking Israelis

Feb 14, – In the first incident, the military said two Palestinians were throwing rocks at passing vehicles near the West Bank city of Jenin and when forces arrived at the scene Palestinians opened fire at them. The soldiers fired back and killed two Palestinians, the military said, adding that no soldiers were wounded in […]

February 14, 2016 | By | Reply More
Israeli woman stabbed to death, 3 attackers killed

Israeli woman stabbed to death, 3 attackers killed

Nov 22, – The 21-year-old Israeli woman was seriously wounded when a Palestinian attacked her with a knife in the West Bank Sunday afternoon before being shot and killed by soldiers nearby, the military said. A young Israeli woman was stabbed to death by a Palestinian who was among three assailants to be shot dead […]

November 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Two Palestinians killed by Israeli troops- hospital

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli troops- hospital

Nov 16, – The Israeli army had reported that troops had “hit” three Palestinians in an exchange of fire which occurred during the demolition of the house of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli. Two Palestinians were killed Monday by Israeli soldiers who came to destroy the home of another Palestinian at Qalandiya in […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
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 […]

November 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Israeli forces kill two Palestinian knife attackers

Israeli forces kill two Palestinian knife attackers

Nov 10, – In the latest incident, a Palestinian drew a knife and tried to attack paramilitary border policemen at a checkpoint in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, police spokesman Luba Samri said. They shot him after he ignored calls to stop and was later declared dead, he said. Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian attackers […]

November 10, 2015 | By | Reply More