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Israelis cleared of rape to sue British accuser in Cyprus

Israelis cleared of rape to sue British accuser in CyprusIsraeli tourists released from custody in Cyprus after having been cleared of gang rape charges plan to sue the British woman who accused them, their lawyer said Monday. Twelve Israeli youths were arrested on July 12 after a 19-year-old British tourist said she was raped in a hotel in the resort town of Ayia Napa, in southeast Cyprus. Five of the accused were released last Thursday and the other seven on Sunday, as a police source said the Briton was “facing charges of giving a false statement over an imaginary offence”.



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Cyprus police arrest Briton in rape claim, to free Israelis -sources

Cyprus police arrest Briton in rape claim, to free Israelis -sourcesPolice in Cyprus arrested a 19-year-old British woman on Sunday on suspicion of filing a false complaint of gang rape for which a dozen Israeli teens had been detained as suspects, two police sources said. The woman is being held on suspicion of public mischief. Israeli Education Minister Rafael Peretz, speaking to reporters outside a cabinet meeting on Sunday, said of the Cyprus case: “We need to check the details.



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Murdered Israelis involved in 'money laundering,' says Mexico government

Murdered Israelis involved in 'money laundering,' says Mexico governmentTwo Israelis shot dead in Mexico City were involved in money laundering and had links to local mafias, Mexico’s government said on Friday. Alon Azulay, 41, and Benjamin Yeshurun Sutchi, 44, were gunned down in a restaurant inside a mall in the south of the sprawling capital city on Thursday. “These are a settling of scores between organized criminal gangs with various interests,” said Alfonso Durazo, the secretary of security and civilian protection.



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To vote or not to vote? The question facing Arab Israelis

To vote or not to vote? The question facing Arab IsraelisIn the days ahead of Israel’s April 9 elections, activists in the country’s north were not trying to convince some residents who to vote for — but just to vote. Israel’s Arab citizens, who account for some 17.5 percent of the population, have been engaged in a debate over whether to boycott the upcoming elections. There have long been boycott calls by Israeli Arabs, but the debate has taken on renewed relevance.



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Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 Israelis

Shooting near West Bank settlement kills at least 2 IsraelisJERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman got out of a car and opened fire at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement on Thursday, killing two Israeli soldiers before speeding away, the Israeli military said.



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Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officials

Six Israelis wounded in Palestinian shooting attack: officialsA Palestinian opened fire on Sunday at a group of Israelis standing at a bus stop near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, wounding six of them, Israeli officials said. One woman was in critical condition, medical officials said. “Shots were fired from a passing Palestinian vehicle towards Israeli civilians who were standing at the bus station,” the Israeli army said.



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Palestinian shock after child killed, Israelis fear more rockets

Palestinian shock after child killed, Israelis fear more rocketsA Palestinian family called for answers Thursday as to why an Israeli air strike hit their relatives’ home in the Gaza Strip, killing a pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter. Only kilometres away, Israelis who spent the night rushing to bomb shelters due to a barrage of rockets and mortars from the Palestinian enclave said they were fed up and feared for their children. In the Gaza Strip, Enas Khammash, 23, and her daughter Bayan were asleep when an Israeli strike hit their home, killing them both, relatives and neighbours said.



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Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy moveIsraelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city. Palestinians meanwhile readied for their own protests on Monday over the embassy’s inauguration, including another mass demonstration in the Gaza Strip near the border with Israel. Sunday’s Jerusalem march begins a week of high tension between Israelis and Palestinians, highlighted by the embassy inauguration to be attended by a Washington delegation including US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.



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2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack hajj

2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack hajjTwo Arab Israelis went on trial in Saudi Arabia on Monday for allegedly plotting an attack during the Muslim hajj pilgrimage, according to the charge sheet and local media reports. The charge sheet, a copy of which AFP obtained from a source who attended the first hearing, said the two suspects had travelled to the kingdom which is home to Islam’s holiest site on passports of an Arab country. The two men were charged with spying for the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad and of planning “a terrorist act for the hajj season”, which this year falls in August, while one of them was also accused of contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group.



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Three arrested after 10 young Israelis killed in flash floods

Three arrested after 10 young Israelis killed in flash floodsThree people have been arrested in Israel in connection with the deaths of 10 young hikers in flash floods during a programme to prepare them for military service, police said Friday. The ten students, mostly aged 17 and 18, were caught up in floods while hiking in the Arabah desert in southern Israel following exceptionally heavy rainfall. “Police questioned three staff members from the academy that organised the trip,” Micky Rosenfeld said in a statement.



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