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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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Jerusalem Bus Bomb Wounds 16, Netanyahu Hints at Palestinian Link

JERUSALEM, April 18 – A bomb blew up a bus and set fire to another in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding 16 people in an attack that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu linked to a six-month-old wave of Palestinian street violence. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from any Palestinian factions for the blast. Israeli

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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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With New Decree, Palestinian Leader Tightens Grip

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Ali Sawafta GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 11 – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has quietly established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands and may allow him to sideline the Islamist group Hamas in the event of a succession struggle. The nine-member body, which will have supremacy

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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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U.S. ‘Concerned’ About Israel Destroying Palestinian Homes

WASHINGTON, April 1 – The United States is “concerned” about Israel‘s demolition of Arab buildings in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, a State Department spokeswoman said on Friday, adding that it raised questions about Israel‘s commitment to a two-state political solution to the Palestinian conflict. Israeli forces bulldozed a school in the Bedouin village

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Renewed Fighting in Lebanon Palestinian Refugee Camp Kills One

BEIRUT, April 2 – One person was killed and others injured late on Friday in a Palestinian refugee camp in south Lebanon after a dispute erupted into gunfire between rival political groups for the second time this week, Reuters witnesses and state media said. The outbreak of violence comes after two men were shot dead

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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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Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian After Soldiers Attacked in West Bank

By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 1 – Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank as troops fought to rescue two soldiers who the army said on Tuesday were attacked after straying into a refugee camp. The Palestinian Red Crescent said a 22-year-old man died of gunshot wounds and six

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Palestinian Shot Dead after Stabbing Israeli Policemen in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Feb 19 – Israeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian man on Friday after he stabbed two police officers outside Jerusalem’s walled Old City, police said, as a wave of heightened violence persisted into its fifth month. The bloodshed has raised concern of wider escalation a decade after the last Palestinian uprising subsided. “The

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