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Jordan warns Israel of consequences over annexation

Jordan’s foreign minister warned Tuesday of serious consequences in terms of his country’s relations with Tel Aviv and for peace in the region if Israel annexes parts of the West Bank and Jordan Valley, reports Anadolu Agency. According to a statement from Jordan’s Foreign Ministry, Ayman Safadi took part in a ministerial meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee for …

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Shtayyeh: “Israel must stop its shoot to kill policy”

“Israel must stop its shoot to kill policy, which led to wasting many Palestinian lives,” Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said yesterday, adding: “This is a systematic policy adopted by the occupation.” His comments came after occupation forces killed Eyad Hallaq in Jerusalem. The 32-year-old, who was autistic, was unarmed at the time of the shooting. “He didn’t even know …

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 Israeli occupation forces detained at least 20 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank

Israeli forces detained early today at least 20 Palestinians from various parts of the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS). Israeli forces detained five Palestinians from the northern West Bank district of Jenin. The detainees were identified as two former prisoners from Jenin city in addition to three others – an undergraduate student at the …

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Report: Mossad chief secretly visits Egypt to discuss annexation

Israel’s Mossad chief met with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service to discuss annexation of the West Bank, during a secret trip to Cairo a few weeks, the New Arab reported. Israel’s Yossi Cohen met top ranking Egyptian officials to discuss the annexation of large areas of the occupied West Bank, as well as the situation in Gaza and Trump’s Middle East peace …

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Jewish settlers attack Palestinians homes in al-Khalil city

A horde of extremist Jewish settlers on Saturday attacked Palestinian homes in ash-Shallala street in the Old City of al-Khalil in the Occupied West Bank. Youth Against Settlement said that settlers escorted by soldiers hurled stones at Palestinian homes, especially the house of Sadr family, in the street. The family of Sadr had been exposed to assaults several times before …

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Israeli occupation stops call to Muslim prayer at Hebron’s Ibrahimi Mosque

Israeli forces today prevented the call for dawn prayer at the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied city of Hebron, denying Muslim worshippers access to the site, according to the Wafa news agency. The Palestinian Authority condemned occupation forces for deliberately infringing on religious freedoms by applying such restrictions. The Ibrahimi Mosque was closed from early March whilst the occupied West …

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PLO fears Israel could use violence to annex parts of West Bank

Israel could use violence to annexation large parts of the occupied West Bank and Jordan valley, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat warned today. Speaking to Palestine Radio, Erekat said that Israel’s ideology is based on imposing new realities on the ground and reinforcing the occupation in order to undermine negotiations and the peace process and reach a state of chaos. He …

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Israeli occupation forces raids homes, kidnaps Palestinians in West Bank

The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) at dawn Wednesday carried out raids on homes and kidnaped a number of Palestinian citizens during campaigns in different West Bank areas. According to local sources, the IOF kidnaped two young men identified as Abdul-Raheem Sabah and Karam Ammar from their homes in Qaffin town, north of Tulkarem. The IOF also stormed Far’un town in …

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IOF arrests Palestinian cancer patient at Karama crossing

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday arrested a cancer-stricken Palestinian at al-Karama border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank. A source in the Palestinian Liaison told Quds Press that the IOF arrested Mohammed Abu Daqqa, a resident of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip who had travelled to Jordan, at al-Karama crossing while he was returning home. According to …

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