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Palestinian Carrying Explosives Arrested at Jerusalem Rail Station

JERUSALEM, July 17  – A Palestinian man carrying pipe bombs and knives in his bag was arrested at a light railway station in Jerusalem during the morning rush hour on Sunday, Israeli police said. “The plan was apparently to attack the light railway,” Jerusalem police chief Yoram Halevi said in a statement. An armed station

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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 Kills Teen In Israeli Settlement, Then Shot Dead

JERUSALEM, June 30 – A Palestinian fatally stabbed a 13-year-old girl inside her home in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, before guards shot him dead, the military and hospital officials said. A member of the response team that killed the assailant was also wounded in the incident, said an official

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Ramallah: A Standing Reminder

By Maher Abukhater Each one of Ramallah’s squares reveals a fascinating history. Mahmoud Darwish Square When the renowned Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish was told that the West Bank city of Ramallah was planning to build a square named after him, he objected. On the one hand, Darwish’s objection was a result of his modesty. But on

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Jordan Arrests Suspect After Deadly Attack at Palestinian Camp

AMMAN, June 6 – Jordanian authorities arrested a suspect after an attack on Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp that killed three security officers and two others, state television and an official said. Initial investigations suggested the attack at the intelligence department’s office at the Baqaa camp was an “individual and isolated act”, Jordanian government

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Israel Has Homegrown Daesh Threat in Hand – Adviser to PM

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, June 2 – Israel’s crackdown on Arab citizens trying to join Daesh in Syria or Iraq or to set up cells at home have prevented the threat reaching the scale seen in the West, an adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a magazine interview. About 18 percent of Israel’s population

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Israel’s Settlement Drive is Becoming Irreversible, Diplomats Fear

By Luke Baker MITZPE YERICHO, West Bank, May 31 – In the hills east of Jerusalem, overlooking the Palestinian city of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, stands a religious Jewish settlement whose red-tile roofs, neat gardens and brightly coloured playgrounds give the sense of permanence. Mitzpe Yericho has stood on this escarpment, close to the

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Hamas Executes Three Convicted Palestinians in Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, May 31 – Security forces from the Islamist group Hamas executed three convicted Palestinians at dawn on Tuesday, a move condemned by local and international human rights groups and likely to lead to deeper division among Palestinian factions. The three were found guilty of murder in separate cases and sentenced to

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Netanyahu Tells France’s Ayrault He Still Opposes Peace Conference

JERUSALEM, May 15 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told France’s foreign minister on Sunday that Israel remained opposed to a French initiative for an international conference to try revive peace talks. Palestinians welcomed the proposal but Israel is concerned an international forum would try to dictate terms for a peace deal. In public remarks to

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From Cars to Bags, Artist Brightens Up Gaza Streets with Calligraphy

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, April 25 – With a thick black marker pen in hand, Palestinian graffiti artist Belal Khaled carefully draws an intricate Arabic calligraphic design on a silver Skoda. The art work decorates the sides of the car, running along the windows and down its doors, the latest in the 24-year-old’s mission to

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