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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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US House approves $1 billion funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system

Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system is on course for a $1-billion cash injection from the United States, after a bill was approved in the US House of Representatives. The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly backed a bill for $1-billion in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system on Thursday. The bill had initially […]

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Israel captures final two of the six Palestinians who tunneled out of high-security jail

Israel’s army says it has recaptured the final two of a six man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago. The pair were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel’s Defense Forces said. The other four were captured last week. An […]

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Four of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped high security prison captured, Israeli police say

Four of the six Palestinian inmates who escaped from a high-security jail earlier this week have been captured, Israeli police say. Two were found at a car park in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The other pair was seized near the city of Nazareth on Friday. A manhunt was launched on Monday after […]

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Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along Gaza Strip fence dies

An Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along the perimeter fence with the besieged Gaza Strip nine days ago has died of his wounds, Israeli police said. Barel Hadaria Shmueli was part of a Border Police special unit operating during confrontations on the sidelines of a Palestinian demonstration against the Israeli blockade on […]

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Israel ‘eases’ blockade after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip

Israel says it will allow more goods and equipment to enter the besieged Gaza Strip for civilian and international projects following days of heightened tensions. The announcement comes a day after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated near the Israeli fence in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade. The Israeli military beefed […]

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza high-rise buildings may amount to war crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israeli air strikes that destroyed four high-rise buildings during May’s conflict in the Gaza Strip may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch says. No-one was hurt in the attacks, but a report by the campaign group says dozens of families were left homeless. The Israeli military said Palestinian militant groups were using the towers […]

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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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Israel reduces Gaza’s fishing zone by half over incendiary balloon fires

Israel has reduced the fishing zone of Gaza by half, defence officials said, after incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave caused fires in Israel. “It has been decided to reduce the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip from 12 nautical miles to six nautical miles,” the Israeli military branch responsible for civil affairs in […]

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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 forces open fire on Palestinian protests, 379 wounded

Israeli forces opened fired injuring hundreds of Palestinian demonstrators for rallying against an outpost Israel set up on occupied West Bank on Friday, with more than 370 people wounded including 31 hit by live ammunition. Drones dropped tear gas canisters and smoke filled the air at the scene of the protest in the West Bank […]