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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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Israel says Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not millions

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli government study shared with Washington argues that Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not the millions designated by a U.N. aid agency whose funding has been slashed by the Trump administration, an Israeli official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Palestinians look out of their home at Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City September 3, 2018. ...

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Palestinian gunman kills two Israelis in West Bank: Israeli military

BARKAN, West Bank (Reuters) – A Palestinian gunman shot dead two Israelis and wounded a third on Sunday in an industrial park next to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli military said. The assailant, the military said, had worked in a factory where the shooting took place. Israel’s national ambulance service said a man and two ...

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U.S. funding cut is ‘flagrant assault’ against Palestinian people: Abbas spokesman

RAMALLAH (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to halt funding to a U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees was a “flagrant assault” against Palestinian people, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Friday. “The consecutive American decisions represent a flagrant assault against the Palestinian people and a defiance of U.N. resolutions,” spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah told Reuters. “Such a punishment will ...

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U.N. Palestinian refugees agency voices regret, surprise at U.S. halting funds

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees said a U.S. decision on Friday to halt funding was disappointing and surprising, and rejected the U.S. assertion that its programs were irredeemably flawed. “We reject in the strongest possible terms the criticism that UNRWA’s schools, health centers, and emergency assistance programs are ‘irredeemably flawed,’” Chris Gunness, a spokesman for ...

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U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH (Reuters) – The United States on Friday halted all funding to a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees in a decision further heightening tensions between the Palestinian leadership and the Trump administration. FILE PHOTO: A Palestinian woman takes part in a protest against possible reductions of the services and aid offered by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), ...

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US ends aid to Palestinian refugee agency Unrwa

The US is ending all funding for the UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, the Department of State has said. In a statement, it said the organisation was “irredeemably flawed”. “The administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to Unrwa,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said. In January, the US announced it would withhold ...

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Israel demolishes family home of Palestinian attacker

KAUBER, West Bank (Reuters) – The Israeli military on Tuesday demolished the family home of a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank who killed an Israeli in a Jewish settlement a month ago and was shot dead in the attack. A man walks past the rubble of the family house of Palestinian assailant Mohammed Youssef after it was demolished ...

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