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Israel to Replace Metal Detectors in Jerusalem with Smart Surveillance

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, July 25 – Israel decided on Tuesday to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and replace them with smart, less obtrusive surveillance means, a Cabinet statement said. Israel installed metal detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem

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Jerusalem on Alert as Religious Tensions Rise Over Holy Site

By Luke Baker and Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, July 21 – Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed. There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli

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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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Israel Says “No” to Middle East Peace Conference in Paris

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Nov 7 – Israel on Monday formally rejected France’s invitation to take part in a Middle East peace conference in Paris later this year, saying it was a distraction from the goal of direct negotiations with the Palestinians. At a meeting in Jerusalem with Israel’s acting national security adviser and Prime

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Humans of Palestine

A Palestinian-American businessman who had to work hard to live in Palestine BY Marian Houk He was born in the United States, an American of Palestinian roots, whose father was born in the West Bank. In 1993, and after marrying a Palestinian girl from Ramallah, Sam Bahour applied for Palestinian residency and ID card from

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Relatives of Palestinian Attack Victims Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, July 11 – A group of Israelis and Americans bereaved in Palestinian attacks said on Monday they would seek $1 billion in damages from Facebook Inc. for alleged complicity, as part of a suit filed in the United States against the social media giant. The plaintiffs, relatives of four Israeli-U.S. dual

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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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Israel Says Attack on Jerusalem Bus was Hamas Suicide Bombing

JERUSALEM, April 21 – Israel said on Thursday that an attack on a Jerusalem bus this week that wounded 15 people was a suicide bombing, the first such attack in years. Suicide bombings on Israeli buses were a hallmark of the Palestinian revolt of 2000-2005 but have been rare since. A spate of stabbings, car-rammings

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Israeli Troops Spark Fire During Raid on Palestinian Business

EL BIREH, West Bank, April 14 – Israeli troops sparked a fire that gutted about 10 Palestinian shops on Thursday after they tried to blow open safes in a raid on a money-changing office suspected of handling funds for militants. The fire brigade in El Bireh, in the occupied West Bank, said no one was

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Biden Says Israel Settlements Raise Questions About Commitment to Peace

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, March 21 – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Israel’s government on Sunday to demonstrate its commitment to a two-state solution to end the conflict with the Palestinians and said settlement expansion is weakening prospects for peace. “Israel’s government’s steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land,

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