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Palestinian gunman kills two, wounds two in West Bank: Israeli medics

Israeli forces and medics are seen at the scene of a shooting attack near Ramallah in the Israeli-occupied West Bank December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian man shot and killed two people and injured two others in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the head of Israel’s ambulance service said. Israel’s Army Radio said the gunman ...

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Israeli woman wounded in Palestinian attack loses baby

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A baby who was born prematurely to an Israeli woman wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank died in hospital on Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Shira Ish-Ran, seven months pregnant, her husband and five others were injured in Sunday’s attack at a bus stop near the Jewish settlement of Ofra. Doctors ...

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Israeli officers kill suspected Palestinian attacker: police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian driver who they said tried to ram his vehicle into a group of officers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the man’s death, but gave no further details of the incident near the city of Hebron. “A suspect Palestinian drove his vehicle at a ...

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Palestinian militants agree truce after exchange of fire with Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian militants said on Saturday they would halt attacks into Israel from the Gaza Strip after they fired the heaviest rocket salvoes across the border since August. Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in northern Gaza Strip October 27, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, one of the armed groups that operates in Gaza, said ...

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian man in West Bank raid: medical official

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man and wounded three others during a raid in a village in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, a Palestinian medical official said. The Israeli military said troops used live fire and “riot dispersal measures” after about 50 Palestinians threw rocks at them during an operation in the village of ...

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Rights group accuses Palestinian Authority, Hamas, of using systematic torture

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Security forces of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority and Gaza’s rival Hamas group routinely arrest and torture critics and opponents to try to stifle dissent, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch, gestures during a news conference in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank October 23, ...

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Israel arrests Palestinian officials suspected of abduction: lawyers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel has arrested two officials from the Palestinian Authority over suspicions they helped abduct a Palestinian resident of Jerusalem, their lawyers said on Sunday. The two men taken into custody by Israel were Adnan Gheith, who holds the largely ceremonial post of Palestinian-appointed governor of Jerusalem, and Jihad Al-Faqeeh, the head of Palestinian intelligence in the city. ...

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Israeli police investigating Palestinian woman’s death in car

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) – Israeli police said on Saturday they were investigating the death of a Palestinian woman in the occupied West Bank, after her husband said he suspected Israeli settlers had pelted their car with rocks. Reuters was unable to independently verify the circumstances of the incident but footage of the car, which a Reuters cameraman said bore ...

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