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The Cave People of Palestine

Many Palestinians are forced to live underground By Maher Abukhater On a remote, barren hill overlooking Jordan Valley in the south of Palestine, Fadel Hamamdeh had set up a home in a cave. Hamamdeh, his wife and five children had been living in the cave since the Israeli military authorities told them that their two-room metal

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Palestinian Gunmen Kill Four in Tel Aviv, Assailants Held: Police

By Rami Amichay TEL AVIV, June 9 – Two Palestinian gunmen killed four people at a popular shopping and restaurant area in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in an attack that sent diners, some clutching small children, running for their lives just outside Israel’s Defence Ministry. Both gunmen, identified by police as Palestinians from a village

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Trial Opens of Israeli Soldier Who Killed Wounded Palestinian

By Rami Amichay JAFFA, Israel, May 9 – An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a wounded Palestinian assailant went on trial on manslaughter charges on Monday in a rare case that focuses on allegations of excessive use of force in confronting Palestinian attacks. A majority of Israelis do not want a court-martial to take

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Israeli Soldier Who Shot Supine Assailant Charged With Manslaughter

By Rami Amichay JAFFA, Israel, April 18 – The Israeli military filed manslaughter charges on Monday against a soldier who shot a wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground in a killing a poll said many Israelis felt was justified. The defendant – a conscript infantry medic whose name has been barred from

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Netanyahu Cabinet at Odds Over Murder Probe of Soldier in Hebron Shooting

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, March 27 – An Israeli army murder inquiry into a soldier’s killing of a supine and wounded Palestinian assailant, the first such legal proceedings in six months of street violence, triggered friction on Sunday within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet. Video taken by Israel’s B’Tselem human rights group showed the infantryman

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Two Palestinians Who Stabbed Israeli Soldier Shot Dead in West Bank

JERUSALEM, March 24 – Two Palestinian assailants who attacked an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron on Thursday were shot dead by other troops at the scene, the military said in a statement. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed the deaths of two men but gave no further details. “Two assailants stabbed

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Palestine: The Lone Ranger

A Palestinian woman is determined to stay in her home despite settlers’ intimidation tactics By Maher Abukhater When Jamila Shalaldeh got married in 1988, she did not know that leaving her small town and moving to the city of Hebron, south of the West Bank, would be a terrifying and challenging experience for her and

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Netanyahu Seeks to Return Army-Evicted Settlers to West Bank Houses

JERUSALEM, Jan 24 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would allow Jewish settlers evicted by the Israeli army from two houses in the West Bank city of Hebron to return once proper permits were in place. Israeli settlements in occupied territory, deemed illegal by most countries, are a fundamental issue in the

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Israel Convicts Two Jewish Minors For Burning Alive a Palestinian Teen in 2014

JERUSALEM, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said. Prosecutors said the three, two of whom were minors, had confessed to abducting, bludgeoning

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