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Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Woman And Brother, Armed With Knives

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, April 28 – Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian woman and her teenage brother on Wednesday, saying they were armed with knives and tried to carry out an attack at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, holding a knife, and a man walked rapidly towards police

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Israel Says Half-Year Surge in Palestinian Street Violence Wanes

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, April 10 – A half-year-long surge in Palestinian street attacks against Israelis is waning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, while Hamas accused the U.S.-backed Palestinian leadership of treachery for helping Israel stem the violence. Since October, Palestinians have killed 28 Israelis and two U.S. citizens in knife, car-ramming and

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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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U.S. Hopes to Preserve Two-State Outcome For Israel, Palestinians

By Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, March 10 – Having twice failed to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, the Obama administration is discussing ways to help preserve the prospect of an increasingly threatened two-state solution, U.S. officials said. One possibility under discussion is to issue an outline of a deal to end the nearly 70-year-old conflict

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Israel’s Forces Shoot Dead Five Palestinian Assailants

JERUSALEM, Feb 15 – Israeli police officers fatally shot two Palestinians who opened fire at them outside Jerusalem’s walled Old City on Sunday, police said, on a day when officials said three other Palestinian assailants were killed in two other incidents. A police spokeswoman said two men used automatic weapons to shoot at officers stationed

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Sudanese Migrant Stabs Israeli Soldier, Is Shot Dead

JERUSALEM, Feb 7 – A Sudanese migrant stabbed and wounded a soldier in Israel on Sunday and was shot dead, police said, adding the suspect appeared to have lashed out in solidarity with the Palestinians. If that motive is confirmed, it would be the first such attack by a foreigner during a four-month-old surge of

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Israeli Soldiers Shoot Dead Two Palestinian Assailants

BEKAOT CHECKPOINT, West Bank, Jan 9 (Reuters) – Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian men who tried to stab soldiers at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Israeli military said, part of a wave of violence now in its fourth month. The soldiers were not injured in the confrontation at

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Kerry’s Visit to Israel-Palestine Focuses on Restoring Calm

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rounded up on Tuesday a one day visit to Palestine and Israel that did not create any results that could resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Upon arrival in Israel, Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before traveling to Ramallah

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