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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 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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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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About Half of Israeli Jews Want to Expel Arabs: Survey

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, March 9 – Nearly half of Israeli Jews believe Arabs should be expelled or transferred from Israel, according to a survey on the political views of Jewish religious and secular communities. The poll released on Tuesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center, a non-partisan think tank, also found that many Israelis –

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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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Iran to Pay Families of Killed Palestinians – Ambassador in Beirut

BEIRUT, Feb 24 – Iran will pay thousands of dollars to families of Palestinians killed in a wave of anti-Israeli protests and violence, or whose homes have been demolished by Israel, Tehran’s ambassador to Lebanon said on Wednesday. Scores of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis have been killed in five months of street violence. Palestinians

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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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