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Decision to freeze $65 million in Palestinian aid ‘not a punishment’ – US official

The United States has announced its withholding $ 65 million in aid to Palestinian refugees but is insistent the move is not aimed at punishing Palestinians. Washington officially announced Tuesday that it is freezing the funds “for future consideration.” The money was set to be allocated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) which works with Palestinian refugees. “This ...

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Israeli troops fire live rounds & tear gas at Palestinian Day of Rage ‘inciters’ (VIDEOS)

At least 46 Palestinians have been injured in clashes with Israeli forces who again deployed tear gas and live ammunition at the weekly “Day of Rage” protests against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Around 2,000 Palestinians, enraged by US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, swarmed the streets ...

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Netanyahu wants UN Palestinian refugee agency to “disappear” after Trump's funding cut threat

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants a UN agency serving Palestinian refugees to “disappear” because he believes their descendants are a threat to Israel’s existence. Netanyahu backed US President Donald Trump’s threat to halt payments to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). “I fully agree with President Trump’s strong criticism of ...

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Israel charges cousin of ‘Palestinian Joan of Arc’ Ahed Tamimi over West Bank scuffle with IDF

Published time: 1 Jan, 2018 13:42 Israeli authorities have filed charges with a military court against Nour Tamimi, cousin of iconic activist Ahed Tamimi. Both women featured in a viral video in which they accosted two IDF soldiers in their home village. Nour, 20, and Ahed, 16, confronted the two soldiers in the village of Nabi Saleh. Footage of them ...

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‘They overreacted’: US Israeli envoy on Palestinian reaction to Jerusalem decision

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 21:11 America’s ambassador to Israel has claimed the reaction to Washington’s move recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is irrational and “needlessly provocative.” Massive anti-Israeli and anti-American protests that erupted across the Muslim world following Donald Trump’s announcement have been dubbed as “ugly, needlessly provocative and antisemitic” by David Friedman. Palestinians have been acting “largely emotional,” ...

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Palestinian student brutally beaten for wishing men ‘Merry Christmas’

Published time: 28 Dec, 2017 17:01 A Muslim student has told of how he feared he would die as he was being kicked in the head, seconds after wishing three men a Merry Christmas outside a pub in northern England. Ihsan Abualrob was brutally assaulted on Christmas Eve after a night out in Durham. Abualrob is currently studying a Master’s ...

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Twitter account of imprisoned Palestinian teenage girl Ahed Tamimi deleted

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 21:31 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 21:40 Without explanation, the Twitter account belonging to imprisoned Palestinian teenage girl Ahed Tamimi was deleted. Tamimi was arrested and imprisoned by the Israeli military. Another account has been created, calling for Twitter to reinstate Tamimi’s original account. While it is unclear if Twitter itself deleted the account, Manal ...

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‘Your son is a dog, you’re not wanted here’ – Israeli MP to mother of Palestinian prisoner (VIDEO)

Published time: 26 Dec, 2017 14:46 A member of the Israeli parliament mounted a bus from the Gaza Strip and lashed out at a Palestinian woman heading to visit her son jailed in Israel, yelling that the prisoner was a “dog,” an “insect” and a “terrorist.” “Your son is a dog. He is a dog. You come to visit the ...

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Iranian MPs back bill recognizing Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

Published time: 24 Dec, 2017 18:29 Iranian MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a bill that would see Jerusalem recognized as the capital of the Palestinian State during a parliamentary session Sunday. The motion was backed by 187 of the 233 deputies, with 15 voting against and 9 abstaining, Iranian media reported. The measure will become Article 1 of ...

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UN rights chief urges probe into ‘shocking’ killing of disabled Palestinian protester by IDF

The UN human rights office has condemned the killing of a wheelchair-bound Palestinian, and denounced the excessive use of force by Israel amid the protests in the wake of the US’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The facts gathered so far by my staff in Gaza strongly suggest that the force used against Ibrahim Abu Thurayeh was ...

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