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Israel denies visits to Palestinian hunger strikers

Israel denies visits to Palestinian hunger strikers

Israel has forbidden contact with the 1,500 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for the past eight days, the lawyer wife of protest leader Marwan Barghouti told AFP on Tuesday.

Israel probe clears officer who shot teen attackers

Israel probe clears officer who shot teen attackers

An Israeli criminal investigation has cleared a policeman who shot two Palestinian teenage girls when they stabbed a man with scissors in 2015, the justice ministry said Monday.

Palestinian leader on hunger strike sees health decline: NGO

Palestinian leader on hunger strike sees health decline: NGO

Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti's health has declined seriously over the past week after he joined a hunger strike with more than 1,000 other prisoners in Israel, an NGO said Monday.

Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers

Israel signs deal to bring in 6,000 Chinese labourers

Israel signed an agreement with China on Sunday to bring in 6,000 Chinese construction workers as the country seeks to address a housing shortage contributing to high property prices.

Palestinian wounds four in stabbing attack - Israeli police

Palestinian wounds four in stabbing attack - Israeli police

A Palestinian stabbed and slightly wounded four people along Tel Aviv's beachfront on Sunday and was arrested, police said, describing the attack as terrorism-related.

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during a visit to Israel on Friday there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

‘Assad forces still have tonnes of chemical weapons’

‘Assad forces still have tonnes of chemical weapons’

Israel's military said on Wednesday it believes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons, issuing the assessment two weeks after a chemical attack ...

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

Palestinian leaders on Wednesday denounced Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails, warning of a ‘new intifada’ if any of them die.

Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day

Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day

Hundreds of Druze on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched on Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar al-Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, attacker arrested: police

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, attacker arrested: police

An Israeli woman was stabbed and seriously wounded in Jerusalem on Friday and her attacker arrested, a police spokeswoman said.