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Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015

Palestinian Factions Fatah, Hamas Reconcile, To Form Unity Government

By Batsheva Sobelman and Rushdi Abu Alouf, Los Angeles Times GAZA CITY — The two main rival factions of Palestinian politics and society announced a reconciliation deal Wednesday that would mend a seven-year rift by forming a unity government and holding new elections. Following two days of discussions between delegations of Fatah and Hamas, leaders […]

April 23, 2014

Jewish Extremists Clash With Israeli Troops In West Bank

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Tensions were high Tuesday following a clash between Jewish extremists and Israeli troops in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar that injured about a dozen people on both sides. The violence erupted overnight when security personnel entered Yitzhar, an ideological stronghold of Jewish settlers, to demolish several homes […]

April 8, 2014

Human Rights Group Criticizes Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinians

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces use excessive force against Palestinians in the West Bank and display “callous disregard” for human life, Amnesty International said Thursday. In a report called “Trigger-Happy: Israel’s Use of Excessive Force in the West Bank,” the human rights organization says Israeli soldiers and police killed 45 […]

February 27, 2014

Kerry Vows To Press Peace Push Despite Israel Minister Slur

Kuwait City (AFP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Wednesday to press his drive for Middle East peace despite a slur by Israel’s defence minister that sparked a furious row between the allies. Kerry said he was not prepared to let the comments of one individual derail the marathon peace push which has […]

January 15, 2014