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Israeli settler kills Palestinian after opening fire on solidarity march in Nablus

NABLUS (Ma’an) — An Israeli settler shot and killed a 23-year-old Palestinian and injured another near the village of Huwwara in the northern occupied West Bank district of Nablus on Thursday after stepping out of his car and opening live ammunition on Palestinians during a march held in solidarity with …

Israeli forces fire tear gas, bullets at Palestinian hospital in Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces fired bullets, stun grenades, and tear gas at a Palestinian hospital in the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah at dawn on Thursday, sparking condemnation from the Palestinian Authority (PA). Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and tear gas inside the …

Israeli settler shot dead after allegedly attempting to stab Israeli forces at checkpoint

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead a 19-year-old Israeli settler, mistaking him for Palestinian, after the young man allegedly attempted to carry out a knife attack on Israeli soldiers Tuesday on the occupied East Jerusalem side of Israel’s Hizma checkpoint, which leads to the occupied West Bank. Israeli police …

Middle East peace effort lacks progress on political front – UN reports

1 May 2017 – The lack of progress in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is impeding Palestine’s development, according to a new United Nations report, which also reiterates the international community’s commitment to a two-state solution in the region. The report, issued by the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for …

Israeli forces block off entrance to villages northeast of Ramallah

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israeli forces closed the main entrance to a cluster of villages northeast of Ramallah in central occupied West Bank on Sunday morning for unknown reasons, according to locals. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an that Israeli forces closed the iron gate installed at the entrance to a road that leads to …

Israeli forces raid home of slain Palestinian, summon family members for interrogation

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided the home of slain Palestinian Suhaib Mashahra in the Jerusalem-area village of Sheikh Saad on Wednesday night, after the 21-year-old was shot dead by Israeli forces when he hit an Israeli bus with his car at a junction near Israel’s illegal Gush Etzion settlement bloc. Witnesses …

Assailants open fire at ICRC headquarters in southern West Bank

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Unknown assailants opened fire at the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) headquarters in Hebron City in the southern occupied West Bank overnight Wednesday. The shooting notably damaged the headquarters’ gate and an ICRC vehicle. Palestinian security sources told Ma’an that Palestinian police had opened an …

Israeli killed after alleged car-ramming attack in Ramallah, Palestinian detained

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — An alleged car-ramming attack occured at the Ofra junction near the illegal Israeli settlement of Ofra in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah on Thursday morning, according to the Israeli army, killing an Israeli and lightly injuring another.Israeli media reported that an Israeli soldier was …

Collaborators arrested in Gaza

The security services in the Gaza Strip have announced the arrest of a number of Palestinians suspected of collaborating with the Israeli occupation, Almajd.ps reported on Monday. The arrests were made as part of a security sweep across the besieged territory in the wake of the killing of released prisoner …

Israeli forces raid house of slain Palestinian teen, seal bookstore in West Bank raids

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — During multiple predawn raids across the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli forces interrogated family members of a Palestinian teen who was shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem on Saturday, shut down a bookstore, and detained at least eight Palestinians. Israeli police ambushed 17-year-old Ahmad Ghazal …