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Palestinian stabs 7 in Tel Aviv attack: Officials

Palestinian stabs 7 in Tel Aviv attack: Officials

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded seven people on a Tel Aviv commuter bus and in the street in a morning rush-hour attack on Wednesday before he was shot by a security officer as he fled, Israeli officials said. It was the first Palestinian attack reported in the Israeli commercial capital since a soldier was...

‘Egypt, Palestine for banning orgs involved in terror acts’

Egypt and Palestine today urged the government to ban the organisations that are involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today. The foreign minister said this while talking to reporters after briefing diplomats from Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries and Saarc and Asean member states at the state guesthouse Padma. Mahmood Ali also said the diplomats condemned the ongoing violence and arson attacks causing loss to public life and property, and sought an initiative to...

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The fall of Netanyahu?

THE dissolution of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, just a day after Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sacked two senior cabinet ministers, marks a surprising turnabout. Indeed, when Israelis vote again in March, more than two years ahead of schedule, Netanyahu could be voted out of office, with important implications not only for Israel, but also for the wider Middle East. Until last summer, Netanyahu appeared politically unassailable. His coalition government, despite some internal bickering, was expected to serve out its term....

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian resolution

UN Security Council rejects Palestinian resolution

The UN Security Council has rejected a resolution demanding an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories within three years. Jordan submitted the motion after it had been agreed upon by 22 Arab states and the Palestinian Authority. Eight members of the 15-strong Security Council voted for it while the US and Australia...

GAZA WAR

GAZA WAR

At the beginning of July, following a military crackdown on Hamas prompted by the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers, Hamas initiated a sustained rocket bombardment on Israel from Gaza. The Israeli defence force (IDF) responded by initiating “Operation Protective Edge”, an aerial and ground campaign against Hamas that lasted seven weeks...

Palestinian minister dies at protest

Palestinian minister dies at protest

A Palestinian minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank. Palestinian medics told the BBC Ziad Abu Ein died from complications related to exposure to tear gas during the incident near the village of Turmusaya. But several witnesses said the minister had been hit and shoved by...

French MPs vote for recognising Palestine

French lawmakers voted yesterday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace. Following hot on the heels of similar votes in Britain and Spain, French MPs voted 339 to 151 in favour of a motion urging the government to recognise the state of Palestine as a way of achieving a "definitive resolution of the conflict." The vote -- which is non-binding on...

'4 Israelis killed' in Jerusalem synagogue attack

'4 Israelis killed' in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Military wing of Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine says it carried out Jerusalem synagogue attack http://t.co/tABGdyngHF — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 18, 2014 At least four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol, knives and axes attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police say. The attackers - Palestinians...

Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Sweden yesterday officially recognised the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so, in a move hailed as "historic" by Palestinians but denounced by Israel. "Today the government takes the decision to recognise the state of Palestine," Foreign Minister Margot Wallstroem wrote in the mass-circulation Dagens Nyheter daily, less than a month after Sweden's new government announced the plans to make the controversial move. "It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians' right to self-determination," she...

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

Israel has faced strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build homes in occupied East Jerusalem. UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman said that the settlements would raise "grave doubts" about Israel's plans for durable peace with Palestinians. The meeting came a day after the Israeli PM's office ordered plans for over 1,000...

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