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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian woman at checkpoint this morning

Israeli security personnel shot a Palestinian woman at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, Israeli police said, and Palestinian officials said she died of her injury, reports Reuters. The West Bank, among territories where Palestinians seek statehood, has seen simmering street violence since US-sponsored peace talks with Israel broke …

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Silwan, a Palestinian community torn apart by Israel’s dig to find ‘lost city’

Manal and Mohammed stand in the front room of their house in Silwan, pointing to the yawning cracks zig-zagging the walls. Their home has stood for decades, like many in this Palestinian district south of Jerusalem’s Old City – but the cracks are something new.

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