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JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military has lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border area, indicating it’s accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire to end an intense, 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants. The military had shut down a popular beach and placed limitations on gatherings of large crowds. But it said on Sunday that summer camps … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Working Lunch With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo had a working lunch with King Abdullah today, during which they discussed a wide range of shared interests, including regional stability and the U.S.-Jordan economic and commercial partnership.  The leaders discussed their commitment to defeat ISIS, support for lasting and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Working Lunch With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to open a U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, saying the American administration is “based on lies.” Saeb … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’

Palestinians say Gaza farmer shot dead by Israeli troops

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip/March 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says a farmer has died after being shot by Israeli troops near the Gaza border. The ministry says the 59-year-old farmer was shot in the back Saturday as he worked his land near the border fence and died hours later from his wounds. … Continue reading Palestinians say Gaza farmer shot dead by Israeli troops

Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi

JERUSALEM/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Israeli forces hunting the killers of a rabbi raided a West Bank home before dawn Thursday, killing a wanted Palestinian in a firefight that also wounded two Israeli officers, one seriously, officials said. The raid capped a police and army hunt for the suspect in a drive-by shooting last week that killed … Continue reading Israel kills Palestinian sought in deadly shooting of rabbi

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

JERUSALEM/January 15, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Israel’s defense minister says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has “lost his senses” following his fiery speech against President Donald Trump. Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that Abbas has given up on the prospect of negotiations and is opting instead for a confrontation with both Israel and the United States. Abbas sharply escalated … Continue reading Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

BEIRUT/January 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A bomb went off in a car in southern Lebanon on Sunday, wounding its Palestinian owner, a member of Hamas, said the Lebanese military and the Palestinian militant group. It was not immediately clear who carried out the bombing in the city of Sidon or why the Palestinian, identified as Mohammed Hamdan, … Continue reading Bomb placed in car wounds Palestinian in southern Lebanon

Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding

JERUSALEM/January 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—A senior Palestinian leader has expressed outrage at President Donald Trump’s threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets “blackmail.” Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement on Wednesday that Trump “singlehandedly destroyed the very foundations of peace” by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month. She says the Palestinians “will … Continue reading Palestinians outraged by Trump’s ‘blackmail’ to cut funding