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Palestinians killed in Gaza solidarity march

Palestinians killed in Gaza solidarity march

At least two Palestinians have been killed in the West Bank during protests against Israel's military campaign in Gaza, officials say. At least 10,000 protesters marched from Ramallah towards East Jerusalem, where they were met by Israeli forces. Around 200 protestors were wounded. Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza's fighting has continued to rise, with over...

Hamas vows revenge after Israeli air strike kills 9

Hamas vows revenge after Israeli air strike kills 9

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has promised that Israel will "pay a tremendous price" after eight militants were killed overnight in Gaza. Five died after a missile reportedly struck a smuggling tunnel near Rafah. The Israeli military said it had hit "terror sites and concealed rocket launchers" in response to rocket and mortar fire from...

6 held over Palestinian killing

6 held over Palestinian killing

Israeli police have arrested six suspects over the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammad Abu Khdair, Israeli media report. No details are available, but Israeli police told the BBC he was murdered "because of his nationality". Khdair was abducted in East Jerusalem. His body was found on Wednesday with first post-mortem examination findings suggesting he was...

Australia refuses to call east Jerusalem occupied

Australia has decided to remove the term "occupied" when referring to east Jerusalem, a move blasted by Palestinians as "toxic" and an ostacle to peace and welcomed by Israel. The issue flared in the Senate this week with Attorney-General George Brandis issuing a statement to clarify Canberra's stance on the controversial question of the legality of settler homes. "The description of areas which are the subject of negotiations in the course of the peace process by reference to historical events is...

Israel ex-PM jailed for 6yrs for bribery

Israel ex-PM jailed for 6yrs for bribery

The former Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, has been sentenced to six years in prison for bribery. Olmert's spokesperson said he would appeal to the Supreme Court and ask to be freed on bail until it had ruled. His lawyer had asked the court in Tel Aviv to give him community service. The 68-year-old was...

Islamists say Jordan must freeze peace deal with Israel

Jordan's opposition Islamists called on the government to freeze a 1994 peace treaty with Israel as the Knesset was yesterday to debate Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound. "We urge the government to meet the demands of people who have repeatedly called for freezing and eventually cancelling the peace treaty," the Islamic Action Front (IAF) said on its website. The Israeli Knesset, or parliament, is due to debate in the evening a bill introduced by MP Moshe Feiglin, a hardline...

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