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Slain Palestinian toddler's parents, brother fighting for lives

Palestinian - The parents and brother of a Palestinian toddler burned to death by suspected Jewish extremists were fighting for their lives Saturday, as demonstrators held a second day of protests over the arson attack.

Israeli Medical Assn.: New force-feeding law legalizes torture

Jerusalem - Israel has authorized the force-feeding of hunger striking prisoners despite prohibition of the practice under international law and medical ethics rules, and staunch opposition from the country's own medical association.

Palestinian baby burned to death in Jewish settler attack

Nablus - A Palestinian toddler was burned to death when Jewish settlers set fire to his family's home in the illegally-occupied West Bank early Friday morning.

Netanyahu in rare call to Abbas after toddler murder: Office

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a rare telephone call to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, condemning the murder Friday of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack and pledging a thorough investigation.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

Palestinian - A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and his mother among four relatives hurt in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Friday.

Palestinian baby dies in fire started by Israeli settlers: Officials

Nablus - An 18-month-old Palestinian baby died and its parents were injured in a fire started by Israeli settlers in the West Bank, Palestinian security officials said Friday.Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon labelled the attack an "act of terrorism.

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride in 'repeat attack'

Jerusalem - An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.

Israel passes law allowing force feeding of prisoners

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament approved Thursday a law allowing prisoners on hunger strike facing death to be force fed, a spokesman said, sparking criticism from rights groups and medical experts.

Wife of Israeli spy Pollard rejoices over decision to release him

Jerusalem - The wife of Jonathan Pollard rejoiced Wednesday over the announcement that the former US Navy intelligence analyst will be paroled in November after 30 years in prison for spying for Israel.

'Strong evidence' of Israel war crimes on 'Black Friday': Amnesty

Jerusalem - An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one of its soldiers during last year's war in the Palestinian territory shows "strong evidence" of war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Israel air raids on Syria, Hezbollah targets since 2013

Birut - Israel has launched multiple attacks on Syrian military positions since January 2013.

Israeli strike on Syrian town kills five pro-regime forces: Monitor

Kafer Halab - An Israeli air strike on a government-held village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights ceasefire line killed five pro-regime forces on Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

Israel PM approves 300 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved Wednesday the "immediate" construction of 300 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as his government came under pressure from right-wing Jewish groups.

Israeli spy Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21

Washington - Former US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard will be released on November 21 after serving 30 years in prison for spying for Israel.

Mike Huckabee: Obama 'marching Israel to door of the oven'

Trailing far behind leading GOP rivals in every national poll, former Arkansas governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has invoked genocidal Holocaust imagery to criticize President Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

Clashes rock Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Jerusalem - Israeli police Sunday entered Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque, one of Islam's holiest sites, as they clashed with Palestinians angered by Jews' access to the compound on an annual day of Jewish mourning.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank: Medics

Hebron - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during an operation in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a hospital official said, the second killing within 24 hours.

Palestinians lay first brick for Gaza reconstruction

Gaza - Palestinian housing minister Mufid al-Hasayneh laid a brick Wednesday for the first Gaza home to be rebuilt since the Israel-Hamas war a year ago, as frustration mounts over the slow pace of reconstruction.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank

Nablus - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian near the city of Jenin in the northern West Bank on Wednesday, medical and security sources said.

Probe into Israeli PM's spending amid misuse claims

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general has ordered an inquiry into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's spending, a justice ministry official said on Tuesday, amid reports of alleged misuse of public funds.

Pentagon chief meets Israel PM as Iran deal stokes tension

Jerusalem - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday to try to ease tensions over the Iran nuclear deal, as the Israeli leader urged lawmakers in Washington to reject the hard-won agreement.

Israel lambasted over 'abusive arrests' of Palestinian children

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of "abusive arrests" of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions.

U.S. defence secretary seeks to ease Israeli concerns over Iran deal

Telavi - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter visited Israel on Monday in a bid to ease concerns over the nuclear deal with Iran, saying the Jewish state remains the "bedrock of American strategy" in the region.

Pentagon chief says Iran nuclear deal does not 'prevent military option'

Telavi - The Iran nuclear deal does not mean military action is off the table when it comes to stopping Tehran from obtaining an atomic bomb, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Sunday ahead of a visit to Israel.

British foreign minister heads to Israel to explain Iran deal

London - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he was heading to Israel later Wednesday to explain the Iran nuclear deal in person and voiced hope Britain could reopen its embassy in Tehran this year.

Palestinian family mourns third son killed by Israel army

Palestinian - For more than a decade, the Kasba family has displayed a banner depicting brothers Samer and Yasser, shot dead by Israeli troops during the second Palestinian intifada aged 15 and 11.

Israel 'must adapt to Iran deal' despite tough talk

Jerusalem - Israel has vehemently opposed a nuclear deal with Iran and repeatedly threatened strikes against the Islamic republic, but it must now learn to live with the accord accepted by the world's major powers, analysts say.

Israel not bound by Iran deal, will defend itself: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday after world powers reached a historic nuclear deal with Iran that Israel was not bound by it and signalled he remained ready to order military action.

Israel arrests Jewish suspects over 'miracle' church arson

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested several Jewish suspects over an arson attack last month at a shrine where Christians believe Jesus performed the miracle of loaves and fishes.

Israel frees Palestinian after 56-day hunger strike

Palestinian - Israel on Sunday released a Palestinian prisoner who staged a 56-day hunger strike which brought him near death in a protest against the controversial procedure allowing detainees to be held indefinitely without charge.
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