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  • November 30, 2015

    Arab Parliament: Resolving the Palestinian Issue Will Reduce Terrorism by 80%

    A fair solution to the Palestinian issue would reduce the sources of tension and terror in the Middle East and across the globe, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan said yesterday. - “The occupation has violated all agreements that stipulate the punishment of those who carry out ethnic cleansing, and violated international treaties that protect civil and political rights,” Al-Jarwan said... More →
  • November 30, 2015

    2 Israelis Convicted for 2014 Killing of Muhammad Abu Khdeir

    Israel's Jerusalem District Court on Monday convicted two Israelis for the murder of Palestinian teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir last summer, with a third suspect who admitted to the killing escaping conviction on the grounds of his mental health. - The conviction of Yosef Ben David, the ringleader of the gang that kidnapped, assaulted, and burned Muhammad, 16, to death, was suspended to allow for a last minute... More →
  • November 30, 2015

    PA: 100 Days Since Humanitarian Cases Allowed Through Rafah Crossing

    The Palestinian Authority on Monday urged the Egyptian authorities to allow humanitarian cases to leave the blockaded Gaza Strip, saying the Rafah crossing has now been closed to such cases more than 100 straight days. - The PA committee for crossings and borders said in a statement that the crossing had only been open for 19 non-consecutive days this year. - It was last opened for three days at the beginning of... More →
  • November 28, 2015

    Ya'alon Can't See End of Uprising on the Horizon

    Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon has said that he does not see an end to the Palestinian uprising on the horizon, Anadolu reported on Friday. - Speaking to Israeli Army Radio, the minister said that the wave of violence might continue for a few days or might last much longer. “We exert efforts, but there is no guarantee that the situation will calm down; it might escalate,” he explained. “These... More →
  • November 28, 2015

    Palestinian woman Reportedly Attempts Stabbing at Bekaot Checkpoint

    A Palestinian woman was detained Saturday after reportedly attempting to stab an Israeli soldier at a military checkpoint in the Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank, Israel’s army said. - An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that a “suspect approached a soldier with a knife in hand” before being “apprehended” and taken for questioning. - The identity and age of the woman has not yet been... More →
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