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Israel to build 770 new housing units in settlements

Jerusalem - Israel's Jerusalem Municipality local planning and construction committee has presented the plans for 770 new settlement housing units according to an Israeli news website.

Israel demolishes 41 structures in West Bank village

Nablus - Israel demolished 41 structures in Khirbet Tana on the outskirts of Nablus city in the West Bank. Structures destroyed include an elementary school.

Israel approves 454 new settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Tuesday the approval of the marketing of land for the construction of 454 new Jewish settler homes in occupied East Jerusalem.

Jerusalem on edge after synagogue attack

Tel Aviv - Responding to attacks on a synagogue in Jerusalem, Israel demolished the Palestinian home of a Jerusalem car attack suspect citing precautionary measures.

Palestinians kill four in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem - Four Jewish worshippers were killed Tuesday when two Palestinians attacked their Jerusalem synagogue before being fatally shot by Israeli police.

Israel downgrades diplomatic relations with Palestinian Authority

Jerusalem - Israel has ordered government agencies to begin curtailing contacts with their Palestinian counterparts and threatened punitive economic actions in retaliation for international activity by the Palestinian Authority.

Op-Ed: Israel announces 1,500 new settlement houses in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Earlier this year, US Secretary General John Kerry was able to convince Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to start peace negotiations without all Israeli settlement construction being stopped. In return Israel agreed to a prisoner release.

EU to forbid states from doing business with Israeli settlements

A new European Union decree has prevented E.U. member states from funding, doing business with or providing grants to any Israeli entity that exists beyond the pre-1967 Israeli boundaries.

Israel to build 300 new homes in Jewish settlement

At least 300 new homes have been approved for construction by Israel's Housing Ministry in a Jewish settlement located in east Jerusalem.

Israel to expand illegal settlements in occupied Palestine

Israel will allow more than 1,200 new settler homes to be built in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, flouting international law and continuing a process described by critical international observers as a form of ethnic cleansing.

Israelis support Palestinians from Sheikh Jarrah Special

Tel Aviv - Over a thousand people took to the streets of Tel Aviv last Friday Aug. 6 to protest against the evictions of Arab families from a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in East Jerusalem known as Sheikh Jarrah.

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View of East Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, with the Old City and Temple Mount to the left, in 2010.
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Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder  16  carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in ...
Relatives and friends of Mohammed Abu Khder, 16, carry his body to the mosque during his funeral in Shuafat, in Israeli annexed East Jerusalem on July 4, 2014
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