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A year ago, Israel, Jordan and Egypt secretly met for peace: report

JERUSALEM: (Web Desk) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly a year ago with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan in a failed attempt by the Obama administration to convene a wider regional summit on Israeli-Palestinian peace, Israel’s Haaretz daily said on Sunday. At the White House on Wednesday, Netanyahu again …

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Israeli soldier commits suicide near Gaza border

GAZA STRIP: An Israeli soldier stationed at the border between the occupied territories and the besieged Gaza Strip has committed suicide by shooting himself, Israeli media outlets say. Israeli news website reported on Friday that the soldier was found critically injured after shooting himself in the head late on Thursday. …

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US embassy relocation woud be explosive for Mideast: Arab League

The Arab League (AL) has slammed a US plan to relocate the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, saying such a move would worsen the already-tense situation in the Middle East region. The US diplomatic mission’s transfer would be explosive for the situation in the Mideast, Egypt’s state …

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Israel hits Syrian government position in Golan Heights

DAMASCUS: Israel says that it has struck a Syrian military position after a tank shell landed in an open area in the occupied Golan Heights. The Israeli military announced that the Wednesday night tank shelling hit an uninhabited area in the northern Golan without causing any casualties. It added that …

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New Israel settlement law crosses ‘thick red line’: UN

A recent Israeli law legalizing construction of settler units in the occupied Palestinian territories has drawn a wave of condemnations from across the world, with the United Nations saying the Israeli regime has crossed a ‘thick red line’. United Nations special coordinator for the so-called Middle East peace process, Nickolay …

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Israeli Forces Detain 26 Palestinians in West Bank, Jerusalem

DAMASCUS: Israeli forces detained 26 Palestinians during raids in several cities in the occupied West Bank and the city of Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said in a statement. Israeli police detained 14 Palestinians in several neighborhoods in Jerusalem after they raided and vandalized their houses, WAFA reported. House …

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Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fired

JERUSALEM: Israel struck a number of positions of Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday hit a border area, the Israeli army said. One Palestinian was injured and taken to hospital, according to medical sources in Hamas-run Gaza. Two Hamas posts were …

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Israel interprets US settlements statement as green light

JERUSALEM: Israel welcomed a White House statement on settlements on Friday, seeing it as condoning construction in existing settler blocs rather than a signal to rein in building that has angered European capitals and Palestinians. In its first substantive announcement on Israel-Palestinian issue, the Donald Trump administration said on Thursday …

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Israel approves construction of 3,000 new settlement units

JERUSALEM: Israel has announced plans for the construction of 3,000 new settler units in the occupied West Bank, its latest step in a construction binge which started directly after the inauguration of US President Donald Trump. The announcement was made late on Tuesday via a statement released by the Israeli …

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