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Palestinian statehood

US helping Israel boycott Geneva summit on occupied territories – diplomatic sources
Switzerland is under diplomatic pressure from Israel, the US, Canada and Australia, which are trying to prevent an international conference in Geneva from taking place in mid-December on Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories, Haaretz reports.

27.11.2014 06:21

Palestinian state recognition will be a ‘grave mistake’, Netanyahu warns France
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned it would be a “grave mistake” for the French parliament to follow the suit of several other European nations in recognizing a Palestinian state in a vote scheduled early December.

23.11.2014 22:36

Israeli troops kill Palestinian farmer along Gaza border
Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian farmer near the Gaza border, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. This is the first fatality since the latest tentative ceasefire agreement in August, when the 50-day Gaza war ended.

23.11.2014 10:51

Israel’s punitive homes demolition potentially a war crime – HRW
Israeli’s punitive demolition of family homes belonging to Palestinians suspected of carrying out terror attacks on Israeli citizens amounts to a potential war crime, Human Rights Watch says, urging Tel Aviv not to take revenge on whole families.

22.11.2014 07:52

Israel violence spiral: '3rd Intifada will be different'
Palestinians’ anger against the Israeli state is boiling over with attacks occurring almost on a daily basis over the last month. The main question haunting Israelis is whether the “Third Intifada” will start any day now, or has already started.

18.11.2014 07:15

3 US & 1 UK rabbis killed, 7 injured in attack at Jerusalem synagogue
Five people have been killed and 7 wounded when two assailants attacked worshipers with knives, axes and a pistol in a synagogue in North Jerusalem in the morning. Three of the victims were dual nationality US citizens and one was from the UK.

18.11.2014 05:41

Israel will 'never' limit settlement building in East Jerusalem – Israeli FM
Israel will never stop its settlement constructions in occupied East Jerusalem, according to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.

16.11.2014 16:20

Israel may face EU sanctions for hampering 2-state solution – secret document
Israel could soon find itself in trouble and face the wrath of Brussels: any further attempts to pose obstacles to a two-state solution with occupied Palestine could result in sanctions, Haaretz revealed, citing a 'confidential' EU document.

16.11.2014 08:49

Vast majority of Israeli-on-Palestinian crime claims routinely unsolved – rights group
Israeli police have proven vastly inept at solving reported crimes against the Palestinian population: a staggering 92 percent of complaints end up closed with no justice served, according to the Yesh Din human rights group.

14.11.2014 08:09