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Bullet that killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh fired by Israeli forces, United Nations says

The United Nations has said that information it had gathered showed that the bullets that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 were fired by Israeli forces. “All information we have gathered … is consistent with the finding that the shots that killed Abu Akleh and injured her colleague Ali Sammoudi came […]

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Israeli military fire artillery shells into southern Lebanon

Israeli forces fired dozens of artillery shells into southern Lebanon, after a rocket was launched over the border from Lebanon into an open area across the border. An Israeli military spokesperson tweeted that artillery forces bombarded open areas in southern Lebanon where the rocket came from, as well as an infrastructural target. According to Lebanese […]

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At least 150 Palestinians injured after Israeli police storm into al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem

At least 150 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, Palestinian officials said. Israeli police said officers entered the site after coming under attack with fireworks, stones and other objects. Three Israeli police were hurt, they said. The flashpoint site is deeply important to Muslims and […]

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4 killed in stabbing incident at shopping centre in southern Israel

Four people have been killed and several others wounded in an attack in southern Israel, police say. Three were stabbed to death outside the BIG shopping centre in Beersheba, while a fourth was rammed by a vehicle driven by the assailant, they say. The attacker was shot dead by a bus driver. Local media reports […]

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Israel’s government to examine police hacking claims

Israel’s government to set up a commission of inquiry to examine allegations that the police used spyware to hack the phones of Israeli public figures without authorisation. Officials, protesters, journalists and a son of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were targeted without court orders, the newspaper Calcalist said. A witness in Mr Netanyahu’s corruption trial […]

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‘Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians amount to apartheid’: Amnesty International

Israeli laws, policies and practices against Palestinians in Israel and the occupied territories amount to apartheid, Amnesty International says. A new report alleges that the Israeli state maintains “an institutionalized regime of oppression and domination of the Palestinian population for the benefit of Jewish Israelis”. Apartheid is considered a crime against humanity under international law. […]

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Israel’s military launch air raids on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip

Israel’s military said it launched air attacks on Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip, a day after rockets fired from Gaza landed in the Mediterranean Sea. The Israeli military said the attacks late on Saturday hit a rocket manufacturing facility and a military post for Hamas. “As fireworks lit up the skies to celebrate NewYear2022 […]

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E-commerce giant Alibaba to stop shipping purchases in Palestine

The Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will no longer allow Palestinian shoppers to make purchases on its website according to a text message that many buyers received from the company. “Dear customer… starting from January 1, 2022, parcels from Israel will not be able to be delivered to Palestine,” the text messages read. The reason for […]

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Australian national can’t leave Israel for 8,000 more years until he pays outstanding child support payments

An Australian national living in Israel has said he is subject to an 8,000-year travel ban unless he pays an outstanding £1.8 million in child support payments. Noam Huppert, a 44-year-old analytical chemist working for a pharmaceutical company, is not allowed to leave Israel until 31 December 9999 owing to a 2013 “stay of exit” […]

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Bird flu outbreak in Israel kills at least 5,200 migratory cranes and hundreds of thousands of chickens

A bird flu outbreak in Israel has killed at least 5,200 migratory cranes and forced farmers to slaughter hundreds of thousands of chickens. Authorities are saying that this is the deadliest wildlife disaster in the nation’s history. Uri Naveh, a senior scientist at the Israel Parks and Nature Authority, said the situation is not yet […]

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Israel announces 4th dose of Covid-19 vaccine to people older than 60

Israel announced on Tuesday that it will offer a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to people older than 60, amid concern about the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. A Health Ministry expert panel recommended the fourth shot, a decision that was swiftly welcomed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett as “great news […]

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Harnaaz Sandhu of India crowned Miss Universe 2021

Harnaaz Sandhu of India has been crowned the 70th Miss Universe, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant. The previously reigning Miss Universe, Andrea Meza of Mexico, crowned her successor, a 21-year-old model, early on Monday in the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat. The pageant was held in the middle […]