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Palestinian Hunger Striker Has Refused Food for 160 Days

Egypt is seeking release of Khalil Awawdeh as part of Gaza ceasefire deal

(Newser) - A Palestinian hunger striker who his family says has refused food for the past 160 days and is wasting away in an Israeli jailhouse infirmary has suddenly been thrust into the center of efforts to firm up a Gaza ceasefire. Khalil Awawdeh is in the spotlight because the Islamic Jihad...

Israel Begins Investigation of Police Actions at Funeral

Officers beat mourners during procession for Al Jazeera journalist

(Newser) - Update: Israeli police announced Saturday they're investigating the actions of officers during a journalist's funeral that became violent. International criticism of the officers, who attacked pallbearers trying to reach a church in Jerusalem, has been widespread since the confrontation Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports. President Biden is...

Al Jazeera, Israel Clash Over Death of Reporter

Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a US citizen, was killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

(Newser) - A female journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was wounded in the incident blamed Israeli forces, while Israel claimed there was evidence the two were hit by...

Father: Israel Has Held Teen Son a Year Without Charges

17-year-old Palestinian with neuromuscular disorder is under 'administrative detention'

(Newser) - Israel is considering whether to extend the detention of a 17-year-old Palestinian boy with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for nearly a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Monday. The use of administrative detention has galvanized demonstrations across the...

Ben & Jerry's Announces Withdrawal From West Bank

Company says its ice cream won't be sold in 'Occupied Palestinian Territory'

(Newser) - An announcement from Ben & Jerry's on Monday got a very frosty reception in Israel. The Vermont-based company said in a statement that it will no longer allow its ice cream to be sold in the "Occupied Palestinian Territory"—the West Bank and east Jerusalem—because the...

Amid Deadly Israeli Airstrike, Fears of an 'Intifada'

10 family members, including 8 children, die in Gaza City, raising concerns of Palestinian uprising

(Newser) - An Israeli air raid in Gaza City killed at least 10 Palestinians, mostly children, early Saturday in the deadliest single strike since the battle with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers erupted earlier this week. Both sides pressed for an advantage as ceasefire efforts gathered strength. The latest outburst of violence...

It's 'Worst Fighting Since the 2014 Gaza War'
Fears Rise of a
4th War Between
Israel, Hamas
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Fears Rise of a 4th War Between Israel, Hamas

The airstrikes continued Wednesday

(Newser) - If you're wondering what exactly is happening between Israelis and Palestinians , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sums it up plainly: "We are in the midst of a significant operation." The AP describes it as the "worst fighting since the 2014 Gaza war," with CNN describing...

Jerusalem at 'Brink of Eruption' After Latest Clash Hurts Hundreds

Medics say at least 153 were hospitalized after Israeli police confronted Palestinian protesters

(Newser) - Israeli police firing tear gas, stun grenades, and rubber-coated bullets clashed with Palestinian stone-throwers at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption. More than a dozen tear gas canisters and stun grenades landed in...

Israel Has Kept Vaccines From Palestinians—Until Now

There are only 2K doses of Sputnik V vaccine for Gaza Strip, a territory of 2 million Palestinians

(Newser) - Israel allowed the Palestinian Authority to deliver the first coronavirus vaccines to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, despite objections from Israeli lawmakers who suggested they be used as a bargaining chip for the release of captives held by the territory's militant Hamas rulers. Israel has faced international criticism for...

A Big US First in Israel, and a 'Major Policy Shift'

Mike Pompeo is first US diplomat to visit Israeli settlement in occupied West Bank

(Newser) - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department announced that products from the settlements can be labeled "Made in Israel" in a major policy shift. The two moves reflected the...

What Everybody Gets in Landmark Mideast Deal

It's seen as a win for Trump, Israel, and UAE, and kind of a win-loss for Palestinians

(Newser) - President Trump said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties—part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state, per the AP . The announcement makes the UAE the first Gulf Arab state...

For a Month, a Lull. Then Came the 90 Rockets

Reports out of Israel of rockets fired from Gaza Strip, retaliatory airstrikes against Palestinians

(Newser) - Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 90 rockets into southern Israel on Saturday, per the Israeli military, triggering retaliatory airstrikes and tank fire against militant targets in the blockaded enclave and shattering a monthlong lull in violence. Gaza's Health Ministry said a 22-year-old Palestinian, Emad Nassir,...

US Closes Jerusalem Consulate, Angers Palestinians

It served as de facto embassy to Palestinians

(Newser) - The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by...

Netanyahu's Son Earns 24-Hour FB Ban Over 'Hate Speech'

Yair Netanyahu wants all Muslims to leave Israel, called Palestinians 'monsters in human form'

(Newser) - The oldest son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was forced to take a bit of a break from Facebook over the weekend for a series of posts the social media platform said "included hate speech." The New York Times details some of what brought on the 24-hour...

DOE Uses 'Contested' Definition of Anti-Semitism to Revisit Case

Department taking new look at 2011 discrimination claims against Jewish students at Rutgers

(Newser) - In a move the New York Times says supports a "hotly contested definition of anti-Semitism," the Department of Education has announced it's vacating a 2014 ruling by the Obama administration and reopening a case against Rutgers University brought by a conservative Zionist group. The case, per Haaretz ...

Lana Del Rey Cancels Show in Israel Amid Pressure

Palestinian group urges a boycott of all Israeli events

(Newser) - Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists, per the AP . In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey said that "it's important to me to perform in both Palestine and Israel and treat all my...

Trump Cuts More Than $200M in Aid to Palestinians

Money will be redirected to 'high priority projects elsewhere'

(Newser) - The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza, the State Department said Friday. The department notified Congress of the decision in a brief, three-paragraph notice sent first...

White House Blames Hamas for 59 Deaths at Gaza Border
Israel, White House Defend
Killing of Gaza Protesters
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Israel, White House Defend Killing of Gaza Protesters

UN office says Israel's use of live ammo unjustified

(Newser) - The death toll from what Israel's critics are calling a massacre of unarmed protesters in Gaza hit 59 overnight with the death of a baby from tear gas inhalation, according to Palestinian authorities. The Palestinian Health Authority in Gaza says seven children under 18 were among the dozens of...

Deadliest Day in Gaza Since Autumn: 12 Dead, 1K Hurt

It started with the pre-dawn death of a farmer before Palestinian sit-ins

(Newser) - The Palestinian Health Ministry says the death toll in Gaza has risen to 12, with 11 Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire along the border with Israel and a farmer killed by pre-dawn tank fire in a separate incident. In the deadliest day in Gaza since last fall, the ministry...

1 Dead After Palestinian Boat Sails Beyond Fishing Zone

Israeli navy fired on boat

(Newser) - The Israeli military says it has opened fire on a Palestinian boat off the Gaza coast, killing one man who was on board, the AP reports. The military says the boat sailed beyond an Israeli-imposed designated fishing zone, ignoring verbal warnings and warning shots. It says naval forces then opened...

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