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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 …

Israel demands PA stop paying off prisoners’ families

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — In reaction to the open-ended and ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, started on April 17, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinian Authority on April 22 to to prove its commitment to the peace process by halting the financial allocations to Palestinian prisoners and their …

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 …

Clashes break out all over West Bank following prisoner solidarity protests

PNN/ Bethlehem/ A number of Palestinians were injured by live ammunition, rubber bullets and teargas grenades as clashes broke out in different areas of the West Bank between youths and IOF, following protests in solidarity with 1,500 hunger striking prisoners. Two Palestinians were injured in clashes that broke out in …

Palestinians hold general strike in solidarity with prisoners

PNN/ Bethlehem/ Palestinian institutions on Thursday held a comprehensive general strike in response to the Prisoners committees call for solidarity with prisoners, who today entered their 11th day of collective hunger strike. The strike includes all sectors except for health sector, tawjihi class and bakeries. This precceeds an expected day …