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Eight Palestinians reported injured in Jerusalem-area clashes

JTA

14 hours ago

A Palestinian protester stands in front of an Israeli van that was set on fire by the protesters during clashes with Israeli security forces in east Jerusalem on Oct. 30. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

At least eight Palestinians were reportedly wounded in clashes with Israeli police that occurred shortly after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged all parties to practice restraint in... read full article

  • Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

    by Luke Baker, Reuters

    2 days ago

    Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

    The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, which is a...

  • Israeli far-right activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    A far-right Israeli activist was shot and wounded in Jerusalem on Wednesday as he left a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to permit praying at a flashpoint Old City compound holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israeli officials said.

    Police confirmed that an unnamed man on a...

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    by Jeffrey Heller, Reuters

    3 days ago

    An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader – no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

    The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic...

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  • Israel’s attorney general orders explanation of Palestinian bus ban

    JTA

    3 days ago

    Israel’s attorney general, Yehuda Weinstein, has called for an explanation of a proposed order that would prevent Palestinian workers from riding Israeli buses.

    On Tuesday, Weinstein ordered Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon to explain the new guidelines, which will effectively ban...

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    by Louis Charbonneau, Reuters

    4 days ago

    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel's plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday.

    The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being...

  • News photographers hit by Israeli rubber bullets during Palestinian riot

    JTA

    4 days ago

    Two news photographers were hit by rubber-coated bullets fired by an Israeli border policeman during Palestinian rioting,

    Majdi Mohammed was working for The Associated Press when he was struck Sunday at close range during riots following the funeral for a Palestinian-American...

  • Israel to buy 25 more F-35 Lockheed stealth fighters

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Israel plans to buy a second batch of Lockheed Martin's F-35 stealth fighter jets, bringing the total number it has on order to about 44, Israeli defence sources said on Tuesday.

    Israel bought 19 F-35s for $2.75 billion in 2010, a deal that included options for up to 75 of the...

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