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Palestine: The Last Course

What compels young Palestinians to opt for violence? By Maher Abukhater Only six months into what has been described as a new Palestinian Intifada (uprising), Israeli security forces have reportedly shot and killed at least 200 Palestinians following alleged attacks on Israelis and during protests in the occupied Palestinian territories. At least half of the

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Two Palestinians Shot Dead After Stabbing Israeli Soldier

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 – Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians who stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, the army said, the latest attack in 12 weeks of heightened violence. Almost daily Palestinian stabbings, car-rammings and shooting attacks have killed 20 Israelis and a U.S. citizen, raising fears of

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The Ongoing Fight For Al-Aqsa

A bitter conflict between Palestinians and Israelis BY Maher Abukhater JERUSALEM— A group of people clad in traditional Jewish religious attire slowly made its way across Al-Aqsa mosque’s courtyard escorted by armed police forces and tens of anxious Palestinian worshippers’ eyes. Behind calm masks lay anticipation. In Jerusalem, there’s really no telling when the existing

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