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Businesses in Israeli settlements 'contribute to rights abuses'

Jerusalem - Companies operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank contribute to "an inherently unlawful and abusive system" violating Palestinian rights and should halt activity there, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

Palestinian woman shot dead trying to stab Israeli police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian woman was shot dead by border police in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday after attempting to stab officers there, police said."A Palestinian woman acting suspiciously approached border police forces.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli guard, shot dead: Police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian tried to stab a private security guard at an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank on Saturday and was shot dead, in the latest in a string of such attacks, police said.

Two Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli army fire

Gaza - Two Palestinians died after being shot by the Israeli military in the Gaza Strip Friday, the enclave's health ministry said, the latest such incidents in more than two weeks of clashes and attacks.

Fresh stabbing in Jerusalem, attacker shot dead

Jerusalem - An attacker stabbed and moderately wounded a woman near Jerusalem's crowded central bus station at rush hour Wednesday evening before being shot dead by police, authorities said.

Palestinian flag flies at UN, Abbas seeks full status

New York - The Palestinian flag was raised at the United Nations in a symbolic gesture Wednesday as leader Mahmud Abbas called on the world body to grant them full membership, warning the risk of religious conflict.

Palestine deserves 'full recognition,' Abbas tells UN

New York - Palestine deserves full membership and recognition as a state at the United Nations, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, launching a searing attack on Israeli policy.

Palestinians to raise flag at UN for first time

New York - The Palestinians will raise their flag at the United Nations on Wednesday in what president Mahmud Abbas calls a beacon of hope at a time of growing despair of achieving an independent state.

No fanfare for Vatican flag-raising at UN

New York - The Vatican flag will be raised for the first time at the United Nations on Friday ahead of Pope Francis' address, but there will be no ceremony, the Holy See's mission said.

Palestinians invite leaders to UN flag-raising ceremony

New York - Hundreds of world leaders are invited to a ceremony this month to raise the Palestinian flag at the United Nations despite opposition from Israel and the United States, the Palestinian envoy said Tuesday.

Palestinians allowed to raise flag at UN headquarters

New York - The UN General Assembly voted Thursday to allow the Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in a diplomatic victory in their campaign for statehood.

UN likely to back raising Palestinian flag

New York - The United Nations is expected on Thursday to allow the Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in New York in a symbolic move highlighting Palestinian aspirations for statehood.

Palestinian teen who cried before Merkel gets residency permit

Berlin - A Palestinian teen threatened with deportation who burst into tears during a televised debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has got a residency permit for "humanitarian reasons," a statement said Friday.

Vatican signs historic accord with Palestine

Vatican City - The Vatican on Friday signed a historic first accord with Palestine, two years after officially recognising it as a state.

Spear-carriers and chainmail warriors: Erdogan's palace welcome

Ankara - Spear-carrying guardsmen, warriors bedecked in chainmail, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches thrown in for good measure -- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.

Hamas refuses to allow Gaza orphans to visit Israel

Sderot - More than three dozen Gaza children orphaned during the recent war with Israel were blocked Sunday from leaving the embattled territory after the Palestinian group Hamas withdrew its approval of the trip.

Palestinians seek UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

New York - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite what they call warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure.

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.

'Going crazy': survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Chani - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Palestinian leader Abbas offers to return to Egypt for Gaza talks

Cairo - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed Saturday to return to Cairo to resume ceasefire talks with Israel and Hamas but neither warring party has committed to participate.

Dutch man returns Israeli WWII honour after family killed in Gaza

The Hague - A 91-year-old Dutch man honoured by Israel for shielding a Jew from the Nazis has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in a Gaza air strike.

Palestinians say ceasefire with Israel extended for five days

Cairo - Palestinian negotiators in Cairo say a new ceasefire agreement has been reached with Israel to allow further negotiations on a longer-term deal.

Palestinians and Israelis agree to new ceasefire

Cairo - Gaza Strip communities stayed quiet Sunday and Monday as a new 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas took hold.

Hamas resumes rocket fire as 72-hour truce ends

Gaza - Israel resumed air strikes against Palestinian facilities in the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to missiles fired by Hamas militants marking the end of a 72-hour ceasefire.

Gaza truce deadline looms as Obama questions blockade

Gaza - A three-day ceasefire in Gaza that has brought relief to millions entered its final stretch on Thursday with Israel ready to extend the calm but Hamas hedging its bets.

Gaza truce deadline looms as Obama questions blockade

Gaza - A three-day ceasefire in Gaza that has brought relief to millions entered its final stretch on Thursday with Israel ready to extend the calm but Hamas hedging its bets.

Israel withdraws ground forces from Gaza Strip

Jerusalem - Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.

Life stirs in Gaza as Cairo hosts truce talks

Gaza - Life in the battered Gaza Strip began returning to normal Wednesday as a ceasefire held for a second day and Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending the truce.

Israel declares missing soldier dead as Gaza toll rises

Gaza - The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, a soldier who had been missing in the Gaza Strip, as both sides of the conflict vowed to keep fighting.

Israeli soldier missing in Gaza is dead: Army

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Sunday announced the death of Hadar Goldin, the Israeli soldier who went missing in action during fighting in the Gaza Strip two days ago.
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