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Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

/ Aug 25, 2018

Trump cuts more than $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians

The United States is cutting more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department said Friday, amid a deteriorating relationship with the Palestinian leadership. A senior State Department official said without elaborating that the funds, originally planned for programs in the West ...

Israel and Hamas agree on Gaza truce

Aug 10, 2018

Israel and Hamas agree on Gaza truce

Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. There was no formal comment from Israel, but ...

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Jul 19, 2018

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

Israel passed a law Thursday to declare that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, something members of the Arab minority called racist and verging on apartheid. The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and ...

Israel hits Hamas posts in Gaza in retaliation for arson kites

Jul 17, 2018

Israel hits Hamas posts in Gaza in retaliation for arson kites

An Israeli aircraft hit two Hamas posts in the Gaza Strip on Monday in response to balloons carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland, the army said. The strikes signaled a tougher Israeli response to the hundreds of balloons and kites carrying ...

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

Jul 16, 2018

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

A cease-fire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing ...

Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms

Jun 13, 2018

Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms

Israeli police evicted settlers from homes in a West Bank outpost on Tuesday ahead of a court deadline to leave structures built on Palestinian territory, an AFP correspondent reported. Boys in tears were followed by a young woman holding a baby, as they were escorted ...