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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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Abbas calls for international conference, slams Israel as ‘state above the law’ in UN speech

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday urged all members of the UN Security Council to recognise Palestine as a full member UN state, while calling for a multilateral international conference to pave way for full Palestinian statehood, along with a solution to the decades-long Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

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Israeli intelligence foils alleged assassination attempt against Lieberman

Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency claimed on Sunday that it has arrested a group of Palestinians accused of planning to assassinate Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli media have reported. The accused are said to be affiliated to Islamic Jihad, said Shin Bet. No details of the date and time …

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