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Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

Hamas guard killed in rare suicide attack in Gaza Strip

A suicide bomber killed a Hamas guard in southern Gaza on Thursday, in a rare Islamist attack against the Palestinian group that has run the impoverished enclave for a decade.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 to death

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed 3 to death

Israeli forces on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Israelis in a nearby Jewish settlement last month at a time when tensions soared over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Israel holds diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Israel holds diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Israeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities and a security source said.

Palestinian woman stabs, wounds Israeli in Jerusalem: police

Palestinian woman stabs, wounds Israeli in Jerusalem: police

A Palestinian woman stabbed and wounded an Israeli man near an east Jerusalem flashpoint on Saturday, before she was arrested, police said.

Israel warns Hamas not to foil its anti-tunnel Gaza wall

Israel warns Hamas not to foil its anti-tunnel Gaza wall

Israel warned Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday not to try to foil its construction of a border wall designed to stop tunnels between the two side.

Jordanian king backs Palestinian leader in rare visit

Jordanian king backs Palestinian leader in rare visit

Jordan's King Abdullah II offered support to Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a rare visit Monday to the occupied West Bank following tensions with Israel over a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site.

Israeli move on Jazeera 'brazen attack on media freedom'

Israeli move on Jazeera 'brazen attack on media freedom'

Israel's decision to close the offices of broadcaster Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state is "a brazen attack on media freedom", Amnesty International said on Monday.

Al Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close its offices

Al Jazeera 'deplores' Israeli plans to close its offices

Al Jazeera "deplores" Israel's decision to close the broadcaster's offices in the Jewish state and will pursue the matter through legal channels, an official at the Doha-based news channel said on Sunday.

Israeli police accused of violent tactics against journalists

Israeli police accused of violent tactics against journalists

The Foreign Press Association (FPA) in Israel filed a petition with the Israeli Supreme Court on Wednesday, accusing the Israel police of using violent tactics against journalists and improperly restricting media access to Jerusalem's Old City.

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Turks hold rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Thousands of supporters of a conservative Turkish party rallied in Istanbul on Sunday to protest measures taken by Israel in Jerusalem and show solidarity with the Palestinians.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager and wounded seven others Friday during clashes near the border fence in Gaza, said the health ministry of the Hamas movement that rules the enclave.

Jordan to bar Israeli envoy until shooting probed

Jordan to bar Israeli envoy until shooting probed

Jordan will not allow the return of Israel's ambassador until the shooting of two Jordanians by an embassy security guard has been properly investigated, a government official said on Friday.