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Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer

Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killerIsraeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.



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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministryA Palestinian teenager was shot dead by the Israeli army Friday during renewed clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A ministry spokesman said Maysara Abu Shaloof, 15, was “shot in the stomach by the (Israeli) occupation east of Jabalia,” referring to a demonstration site in northern Gaza. At least 48 others were taken to hospital with a variety of injuries from clashes at several spots along the border, the ministry said without elaborating.



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Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops

Gaza officials say Palestinian man killed by Israeli troopsGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials said Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man near the perimeter fence with Israel early Saturday, hours before a planned mass rally that is to mark a year of weekly border protests.



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Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministryA Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, the territory’s health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests. The ministry said Mohammed Saad, 20, died after being hit in the head with shrapnel caused by Israeli army fire east of Gaza City.



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Palestinian journalist wins appeal over Gaza graft report

Palestinian journalist wins appeal over Gaza graft reportA Palestinian journalist was acquitted on appeal over an investigative report about corruption in the Gaza Strip Monday, according to Amnesty International and a campaign group. In a 2016 report for Al-Araby TV, Hajar Harb alleged that doctors were writing false medical reports to let people leave Gaza for treatment, one of the few reasons Israel allows Palestinians out of the blockaded strip run by Hamas. The appeals court in Gaza “acquitted journalist Hajar Harb of all charges and closed her file,” he said.



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Palestinian official: Israel kills unarmed man in West Bank

Palestinian official: Israel kills unarmed man in West BankRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The governor of the West Bank city of Bethlehem said Thursday that Israeli soldiers shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian man who was trying to aid another near the city.



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Palestinian attack kills Israeli soldier in West Bank: army

Palestinian attack kills Israeli soldier in West Bank: armyAn Israeli soldier was killed and two other people were wounded on Sunday when a Palestinian carried out a stabbing and shooting attack near a settlement in the occupied West Bank, the army said. The attack came at a sensitive time ahead of Israel’s April 9 elections, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to apprehend the “terrorists” behind it. Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip, welcomed the attack, but did not claim responsibility for it.



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Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attack

Palestinian kills Israeli soldier in West Bank knife and gun attackA Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier to death in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and used his rifle to wound another soldier and a Jewish settler before escaping, Israeli officials said. The incident began at an intersection near Ariel, a large settlement, where the Palestinian, having carried out the stabbing and grabbed the slain soldier’s gun, fired at three vehicles, hitting a civilian, the Israeli military said. In public remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of several assailants, saying: “Security forces are pursuing the attackers.



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Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministry

Palestinian wounded in Israel border clashes dies: Gaza ministryA Palestinian wounded last month during clashes on the Israel-Gaza border succumbed to his wounds on Monday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. A spokesman for the ministry said in a statement “Bissam Safi, 22, died this morning”. For nearly a year protesters have been gathering along the border calling for Palestinian refugees and their descendants to be allowed to return to former homes now inside Israel.



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Palestinian president meets Israeli left-wing leader

Palestinian president meets Israeli left-wing leaderPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas met the leader of Israel’s left-wing Meretz party in Ramallah on Sunday and both called for peace efforts to resume. Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg made the trip to the occupied West Bank as she campaigns ahead of Israel’s April 9 elections. While Israeli politics has moved firmly to the right in recent years, Meretz has doubled down on left-wing policies, including a two-state solution with the Palestinians and progressive social policies.



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