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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces in Jerusalem

Violence between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces spread beyond the walls of Jerusalem’s old city on Friday, with at least eight Palestinians shot in clashes in the West Bank and Israeli policemen injured by firebombs in a restive part of the city. In a rare decision, Israeli leaders called up a few hundred border police reservists to beef up ...

Arab schools were on a one-day strike in solidarity with Christian schools in Israel

Most of Arab schools in Israel were on a one-day strike on Monday in solidarity with Christian schools which have been protesting state fund cuts according to Palestinian and Israeli officials. The head of the Mossawa centre that promotes the rights of Arabs in Israel said nearly 450,000 Arab students in Israel stayed away from school on Monday and teachers in some schools held classes under “pressure” from ...

Israeli criminal attacked Gay Pride parade again, a girl killed and 5 wounded

Yishai Shlissel, a 39-year-old Israeli convicted criminal, murdered a 16-year-old girl and wounding five others at a Gay Pride parade. The attack occurred in Jerusalem’s city centre where hundreds of people were participating in the parade. It happened only three weeks after Shlissel released from ten years imprisonment for a similar attack in 2005. “The pride parade must be stopped in order for the soul of Shira Banki ...

Family of Israeli held in Gaza stages protest outside prison

First demonstration in support of Avraham Mengistu aimed to coincide with visits by Palestinian families to detainees being held by Israel Dozens of protesters gathered outside a prison in central Israel on Monday morning to rally for the release of Avraham Mengistu, 28, an Israeli captive reportedly held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The protest, spearheaded by the Mengistu ...

Israel suffere during the first years of the Second Intifada

The Palestinian terrorism of 2015 looks very different from the kind that Israel suffered during the first years of the Second Intifada. The weapons are improvised, there are no “wanted men” whom Israel is seeking for orchestrating the attacks; indeed, there is often no organizational support. But the effort to perpetrate terror attacks against Israeli targets is intensifying. According to ...

Netanyahu slams Abbas after attack on Palestinian family

PM says Israel ‘condemns’ such violence, while the PA ‘names public squares after the murderers of children’ Speaking in the wake of a firebombing attack in the West Bank that left a Palestinian toddler dead, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday lashed out at Mahmoud Abbas, accusing the Palestinian Authority president of failing to condemn acts of Palestinian terrorism. Netanyahu, ...

Israel’s Foreign Ministry chief says: Sunni Arab nations are our ‘allies’

Director-General Dore Gold says Israel and some regional states are on the same page when it comes to concerns about Iran The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Gold used the term twice in a presentation Wednesday in New York focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal. ...

HRW accused Israel for “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Israeli security forces of “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children as young as 11. The rights group issued the accusations after US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter had visited to Israel. The accusation described as “Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children and have choked children, thrown stun grenades at them, beaten them ...

Palestinian teenager was shot and killed by Israeli officer

Col Israel Shomer, an Israeli army officer, fired at Mohammed Kasbeh, a 17-year-old Palestinian after the teenager threw a stone at his vehicle in the West Bank. The Israeli military said that Col Shomer felt his life was in danger at the time. However, the video released by an Israeli human rights group B’Tselem appears to show that the teenager was running away after ...

Ehud Olmert has been sent to prison for 8months

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an American businessman. He was also fined $25,700. Police said Olmert received the money from 1993 through 2006, during his tenure as Jerusalem’s mayor and while holding ministerial positions under former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. He took over as prime minister in 2006 ...

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