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Israel halts fuel deliveries into Gaza amid deadly clashes with Palestinian protesters (VIDEO)

Israel has ordered that fuel deliveries into Gaza be halted, citing violence against Israeli soldiers and citizens by Palestinian protesters. It comes as six Palestinians were reportedly killed in clashes on Friday. “Israel will not tolerate a situation in which fuel tankers are allowed to enter Gaza on the one hand, while terror and violence are used against IDF soldiers ...

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Israeli border guards arrested for ‘stripping & sexually harassing’ Palestinian women

A military court has extended the detention of two Israeli soldiers accused of forcibly stripping and sexually harassing Palestinian women, and of stealing money, at a checkpoint in the West Bank. One combat soldier and one security observer from the Military Police’s Border Crossings Unit are accused of violating orders and sexually harassing women during their searches at the Qalandiya ...

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‘Vindictive & cruel’: US revokes visas of Palestinian envoy’s family after mission shutdown

Palestinian Liberation Organization accused US of a new level of pressure and being ‘spiteful’ after the family of its envoy had their visas annulled following the closure of PLO office. Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the PLO’s executive committee, said on Sunday that the US “has taken its attempts to pressure and blackmail the Palestinians to a new level,” as ...

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Swedish court outrages pro-Jewish groups by nixing deportation of Palestinian arsonist

Sweden’s court decision to overturn the expulsion of a Palestinian convicted of firebombing a local Synagogue has provoked a fierce reaction from Israel and pro-Jewish groups that called it a legitimization of anti-Semitism. The Court of Appeals for Western Sweden has overruled another court’s decision concerning a deportation of a Palestinian man, who was earlier convicted of staging an arson ...

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‘Collective punishment against us’: US to close Palestinian mission in Washington, official says

The US is closing the Palestinian mission in Washington, a top PLO official has confirmed, branding the measure a collective punishment against his people by the Donald Trump administration. “We have been notified by a US official of their decision to close the Palestinian Mission to the US,” Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Saeb Erekat said in a ...

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Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi banned from traveling abroad, her father claims

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her family have been banned from traveling abroad, the activist’s father said. Tamimi, who is considered to be a symbol of Palestinian resistance, was freed from jail in July. The Tamimi family planned to travel to Europe via Jordan in order to participate in events and speak about Palestinian resistance, as well as Ahed’s experience ...

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‘They don’t care about children’: Kadyrov blasts US for halting Palestinian aid

Ramzan Kadyrov has stated that the US decision to end funding of the UN agency providing aid to Palestinians was proof that Washington did not care about ordinary people when it meddled in other nations’ affairs. “By imposing a ban on the support of the UNRWA [UN Relief and Works Agency] the US authorities have completely removed all masks and ...

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Jordan warns of ‘dangerous consequences’ after Palestinian refugee agency gets US funding cut

Jordan’s foreign minister has warned of “dangerous consequences to regional stability” if the Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA cannot provide services to refugees, saying he regrets the US decision to cut aid to the agency. Speaking to Reuters on Saturday, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said that Amman regrets Washington’s decision to cut funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency ...

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US stops funding to Palestinian refugee agency due to 'irredeemably flawed operation'

The White House has announced it’s withdrawing all funding from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, describing its approach to handling the issue as “unsustainable” and the US contribution disproportionate. The US State Department said on Friday that the installment of $ 60 million it allocated to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in January ...

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Still too lenient? Israeli cop who killed Palestinian teen gets sentence doubled to 18 months

Doubling the sentence of an ex-Israeli cop who killed an unarmed Palestinian is rare, as the courts always seek to be more lenient, but 18 months in jail will hardly deter the next shooter, a Haaretz correspondent told RT. Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday doubled the prison sentence of an Israeli police officer, Ben Deri, who was initially sentenced to ...

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