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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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Child Labor Rises in Gaza Amid Soaring Unemployment

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, March 30 – Child labor has risen sharply in Gaza, where youngsters toiling in garages and on construction sites have become breadwinners for families feeling the brunt of the Palestinian enclave’s 43 percent unemployment rate. In the past five years, the number of working children between the ages of 10 and

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Gaza: No Way Out

Animals need food, but money is scarce and the borders are blocked By Sami Abu Salem In Khan Younis, south of Gaza, empty cages in the city’s sole zoo have been overtaken by untrimmed grass and dirt. An eerie silence fills the once bustling tourist attraction, home to a wide variety of wild animals, including

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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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Freeing Palestine One Book at a Time

Gazans join the Palestinian readers’ chain BY Sami Abu Salem Clutching their books, thick and thin, Gazans, of all ages, gathered at the city’s fishing port for The Palestinian Reader Series, an event launched by a group of women to honor the dream of Bahaa Eliyan, a young Palestinian man killed by the Israeli forces

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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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Biden Says His Family Was Near Scene of Tel Aviv Attack

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 9 – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday his wife Jill and their grandchildren were dining on a Tel Aviv beach when a Palestinian killed an American tourist with a knife and wounded 11 other people on the seafront “not very far” away. Since October, Palestinian stabbings, shootings

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