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Jerusalem: Gunman open fires in Old City killing one and injuring three

A gunman has opened fire in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing one person and wounding at least three others. The gunman, who officials identified as a member of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, was shot dead by Israeli security forces. One civilian shot by the gunman died of his wounds in hospital. Another was seriously hurt, […]

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Israeli forces shoot dead three Palestinians in separate incidents

Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank village of Burqin, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip. The first of those killed early on Thursday was identified as 22-year-old Alaa Nasser Mohammed Zayyoud from the village of al-Silah al-Harithiya, northwest Jenin, in the […]

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West Bank: At least four Palestinians killed in Israeli army raids

At least four Palestinians were killed during raids by Israeli army raids in the West Bank, Palestinian health ministry said. Heavy fighting is said to be continuing near the city of Jenin. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israeli forces had mounted an operation against Hamas militants about to carry out attacks. Local media reported […]

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Israel bombs Gaza after violent clashes between soldiers and protesters

The Israeli military launched air raids on Gaza following clashes between its soldiers and Palestinian protesters during a demonstration to commemorate the burning of Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque 52 years ago. In a statement late on Saturday, the Israeli military said it struck four weapons manufacturing and storage sites in Gaza belonging to Hamas, the group […]

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Israeli Prime Minister threatens ice cream company over its decision to stop selling ice cream in occupied territories

Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett warned the head of Unilever that Israel will “act aggressively” against Ben & Jerry’s over the subsidiary’s decision to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ben & Jerry’s said in a statement earlier that its longstanding licensee for distribution won’t […]

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Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists from East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah

Israeli police detained two prominent Palestinian activists on Sunday who have become the faces of a campaign to halt Palestinian evictions from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Muna El-Kurd, 23, whose family faces eviction from their home in Sheikh Jarrah after Jewish settlers won an Israeli court ruling, handcuffed and being escorted from her […]

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48 killed in Gaza, 6 killed in Israel as tensions escalate to the brink of ‘full-scale-war’

Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinie fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and the southern city of Beersheba in the region’s most intense hostilities in years. At least 48 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday. Six people have been killed in Israel. […]

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At least 20 Palestinians, mostly children killed in Israeli military air strikes

The violence between Israel and Palestine intensified on Monday after the Israeli military launched airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip. Palestinians also fired rockets towards Jerusalem. Palestinian health officials in Gaza said 20 people, including children, had died in the strikes. Israel’s military said at least three members of the Hamas group that rules Gaza were […]

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Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque; Scores injured

More than 150 Palestinians were injured in clashes in Jerusalem, Palestinian medics said. Most were injured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades as Palestinians threw stones and bottles. Tensions have been rising over the potential eviction of Palestinians from land claimed by Jewish settlers. The Red Crescent has […]

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Israel-Gaza exchange rocket fire as Jerusalem clashes intensify

Israel carried out strikes targeting Hamas positions in the besieged Gaza Strip as evening clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians continued in Jerusalem. Palestinian news agency Maan said Israeli army tanks near the fortified fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel launched attacks towards the enclave on Saturday. No injuries were reported. The Israeli army said […]

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Jewish, Palestinians and Israeli police clash; hundreds injured, scores arrested

Over hundred people were injured in clashes in East Jerusalem between far-right Jewish activists, Palestinians and Israeli police. The violence erupted as police tried to keep Palestinians and ultra-nationalist Jewish protesters apart. It follows nights of confrontations in the Israeli-occupied sector amid rising nationalist and religious tensions. East Jerusalem has long been a flashpoint, with an […]

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Israel: Thousands demonstrate against Netanyahu ahead of election

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, calling for an end to his leadership just three days before the country’s fourth election in two years. Protesters filed through streets closed to traffic by police, waving flags, banging drums, blowing horns and shouting chants to replace the […]