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Prince William to visit Palestinian Territories, Israel

NEWS DESK: Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, as part of a tour announced Thursday by Kensington Palace which will also take in Jordan, reported AFP. The visit this summer by the second in line to the throne “is at the…

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Palestinian youth dies in Israeli gunfire in Gaza

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian died on Saturday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the Gaza border against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the health ministry said. Sharaf Shalash, 28, sustained bullet wounds last Sunday during a demonstration east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra…

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All you need to know about Trump’s dangerous Jerusalem move

For centuries now, Jerusalem has been at the heart of many conflicts and wars. The city holds special importance and is revered by the three most important religions in the world–Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Which is exactly why Trump’s hasty decision to declare Jerusalem (all of it) as Israel’s capital and his announcement to shift…

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Germany warns US ‘will never be the same’ now Donald Trump is president

NEWS DESK: Germany’s foreign minister has warned the US “will never be the same” now Donald Trump is president, reported The Independent. Sigmar Gabriel, the European power’s top diplomat, delivered a stark warning over America’s new approach to international relations during a speech to foreign policy experts on Tuesday. “The US no longer sees the…

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Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

JERUSALEM: Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.

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Trump in Mideast condemns ‘evil losers’ behind Manchester attack

BETHLEHEM: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned the “evil losers” behind a bomb blast at a pop concert in Britain that killed 22 people, as the attack overshadowed his trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories. With his trademark blunt style, Trump vowed not to refer to attackers as “monsters” any longer “because they…

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4 Palestinians killed in anti-Israeli knife attacks

HEBRON: Four Palestinians were shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank Saturday, as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up. The violence that has raged for more than two weeks prompted a “very concerned” US President Barack Obama to call for…

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Palestinians celebrate Abbas UN speech, flag

RAMALLAH: Palestinians in the West Bank celebrated president Mahmud Abbas’s United Nations General Assembly speech on Wednesday and the raising of their flag at UN headquarters for the first time. In Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank, hundreds of people gathered to watch his speech in front of a…

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