Israeli minister, settlers storm Al-Aqsa compound

The Israeli Minister of Agriculture stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, on Tuesday morning, along with a group of Israeli settlers and under armed security by Israeli forces. Head of the public relations office at the Islamic Endowment Department, Firas al-Dibs, said that Israeli minister Uri Ariel stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque[…]

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Israeli forces launch manhunt after settler shooting

Hundreds of Israeli troops were searching for suspected Palestinian gunmen on Friday after the killing of a settler couple between the illegal Israeli settlements of Itamar and Elon Moreh near Nablus in the northern West Bank on Thursday evening. A Ma’an reporter said dozens of Israeli army vehicles were stationed[…]

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Israel’s culpability in settler violence

OPINION by Sharif Nashashibi – The Israeli government has shed crocodile tears over Friday’s killing by settlers of Palestinian toddler Ali Saad Dawabsheh. Much media attention was given to Israeli officials’ description of the attack as terrorism, which must be fought “regardless of which side it comes from”. That is[…]

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300 settler homes approved in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday approved the “immediate” construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups. “After consultations in the prime minister’s office, the immediate construction of 300 homes in Beit El has been authorized,” a[…]

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Israel takes control of illegal West Bank homes

Israeli authorities have taken control of illegal homes being built in the occupied West Bank, prompting clashes between Jewish settlers and Israeli border police. Tuesday’s protest was staged against the demolition of the so-called Dreinoff buildings, which were built on private Palestinian land that was seized by the Israeli army[…]

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Israel covers up land allocation for settlement

Israel’s Civil Administration secretly allocated land for 800 housing units in an illegal settlement south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, a rights group said Tuesday. Despite orders by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2013 to cancel planning tenders for housing units in the settlement of Givat Eitam,[…]

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