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  1. Egyptian Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | CTV

    Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. The militants stormed the home of Kamel Youssef, a plumber, on Thursday and shot him to death in front of his wife and children in the town of el-Arish, said two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

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  2. Palestinians protest against Trump in HebronRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | The Times of Israel

    Palestinian demonstrators stand on a poster of US President Donald Trump as they protest against his support of Israel and demand for the Israeli army to re-open Shuhada Street near a Jewish settler enclave in the heart of the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, which it has largely closed off to Palestinians on February 24, 2017. Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powder keg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler.

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  3. Israel blocks Human Rights Watch worker, claims biasRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | CBS News

    Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday. The decision was Israel's latest step against human rights groups and other advocacy organizations that it accuses of bias against the Jewish state.

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  4. Egypt Christians flee Sinai after a spate of attacksRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Stars and Stripes

    Suspected Islamic militants gunned down a Coptic Christian man and stabbed his daughter to death inside his home in northern Sinai, the seventh such killing in a month's time in the restive region, officials and a Christian priest said Friday, prompting hundreds of Christians to flee from the area for fear of being targeted next. The militants stormed the home of Kamel Youssef, a plumber, on Thursday and shot him to death in front of his wife and children in the town of el-Arish, said two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

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  5. Press briefing note on Israel: Elor Azaria caseRead the original story

    1 hr ago | PressReleasePoint

    Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights : Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 24 February 2017 Subject: Israel: Elor Azaria case "We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly posed no imminent threat. Sergeant Elor Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in January 2017 for shooting dead Abdelfattah al-Sharif in Hebron in March 2016.

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  6. Israel to deny Human Rights Watch visas over - bias'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | South China Morning Post

    Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, the NGO said on Friday, with the Jewish state accusing the group of being "fundamentally biased" against it. The New York-based watchdog, which has written critical reports about the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, applied months ago for a visa for its Israel and Palestine director, American citizen Omar Shakir.

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  7. Pro-Con: Should U.S. give Israel OK to conduct pre-emptive strike against Iranian missile sites?Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Tri-cityherald.com

    The ballistic missile test Iran conducted in late January was the first to occur during the presidency of Donald Trump but it certainly wasn't the first to take place since the landmark nuclear deal of 2015. And although Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif rebuffed accusations that the launch was a violation of the deal, Israeli leaders have good reason to not take Zarif at his word.

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  8. Israel to publish long-awaited report on 2014 Gaza warRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Daily Star

    Palestinians who live in a container as a temporary replacement for their house that was destroyed in the 2014 war, walk near a flooded path on a rainy day in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip December 15, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

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  9. Israel denies work permit to Human Right Watch researcherRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Raw Story

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting at the PM's office in Jerusalem, on December 27, 2015 Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher after receiving Foreign Ministry advice that HRW works "in the service of Palestinian propaganda under the false banner of human rights," the immigration authority said. HRW said the move was unexpected, since the organization regularly meets and corresponds with Israeli government officials, including representatives of the military, the police, and the Foreign Ministry.

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  10. UN human rights office raps 'excessively lenient' Azaria sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

    IDF soldier Elor Azaria, right, convicted on the manslaughter of a wounded Palestinian, is embraced by his mother Oshra at the start of his sentencing hearing in a military court in Tel Aviv, February 21, 2017. The United Nations' human rights office on Friday denounced the prison sentence handed to Israeli soldier Elor Azaria for killing an incapacitated Palestinian stabber in the West Bank last year as "excessively lenient" and "unacceptable."

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  11. This week in pictures: Feb. 17 - Feb. 23, 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | ABC News

    Palestinians climb on top of Israel's controversial separation wall between the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah and the Israeli settlement of Modiin Ilit during a demonstration against settlements in the area, Feb. 17, 2017. Afghan National Army soldiers participate in a counterterrorism training at a camp in Herat, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2017.

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  12. UN rights office slams Israeli soldier's 'lenient' sentenceRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Washington Times

    The U.N. human rights office says it's "deeply disturbed" by the "lenient" 18-month prison sentence handed down by a Tel Aviv military court against an Israeli soldier who killed a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani of the rights office decried a "chronic culture of impunity" in Israel when it comes to soldiers involved in the conflict with Palestinians.

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  13. Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump pictureRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Palestinians throw shoes at a poster of US President Donald Trump during a protest in the West Bank city of Hebron Friday, Feb.24, 2017. Trump is unpopular among Palestinians because he has broken from his predecessor and adopted friendlier positions to the Israeli government and a vaguer stance on Palestinian statehood.

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  14. Israel to stop issuing visas to Human Rights Watch staffRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, the NGO said Friday, February 24 with the Jewish state accusing the group of being "fundamentally biased" against it, AFP reports. The New York-based watchdog, which has written critical reports about the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, applied months ago for a visa for its Israel and Palestine director, American citizen Omar Shakir.

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  15. UN human rights office condemns Azaria sentence as 'unacceptable' and 'lenient'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    "We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian." Sgt. Elor Azaria arrives at a military court in Tel Aviv on January 24 for the beginning of hearings on his sentencing for manslaughter..

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  16. Israel: Human Rights Watch is - propaganda' group, can't have workers permitRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Jerusalem Post

    The group said it was surprised by Israel's response since it "regularly meets and corresponds with Israeli government officials." A Palestinian woman paints a mural, depicting a masked Palestinian holding a knife, in support of Palestinians committing stabbing attacks against Israelis, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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  17. UN rights office decries Israeli sentence as "excessively lenient"Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    Palestinians take part in a protest following the sentencing of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, in the West Bank City of Hebron February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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  18. Sean Crowe TD calls on Irish Government to protest Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sinn Fein Newsroom

    Sinn FA in's spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, SeA n Crowe, has called on the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, to strongly protest against the demolition of Palestinian homes and community structures by the Israeli military. Crowe raised the case of Khan al Almar in the DA il and how the entire village is under threat of demolition.

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  19. Shorten raises Palestine with Israeli PMRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

    Arab envoys in Australia have called for Canberra to recognise Palestine, with Labor raising its concerns about settlements during formal talks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten described as warm and productive his almost hour-long meeting with Mr Netanyahu in Sydney on Friday, with discussions on security, trade, tourism and innovation.

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  20. Talks with Netanyahu constructive, says Australian leaderRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Nerve News

    Canberra, Feb 24 - Australia's opposition leader Bill Shorten on Friday said he has held constructive talks with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about settlements in Palestinian territories. Shorten, who heads Australia's Labour Party, said he held clear and unambiguous discussions on the delicate issue of West Bank settlements with Netanyahu, and reiterated his support for a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

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