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A Hamas spokesman, confirming the Israeli attacks, said Palestinians would continue to pursue their "brave resistance and defend their rights and sacred sites" in Jerusalem. read moreIsrael, which occupied East Jerusalem in a 1967 war and later annexed it in a move that has not won international recognition, regards the entire city as its capital. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future state that would include the West Bank and Gaza. Prior to Tuesday's march, Israel beefed up its deployment of the Iron Dome anti-missile system in anticipation of possible rocket attacks from Gaza. The procession was originally scheduled for May 10 as part of "Jerusalem Day" festivities that celebrate Israel's capture of East Jerusalem.
Persons: Khan Younis, Israel beefed, Nidal al, Jeffrey Heller Organizations: West Bank, Thomson Locations: GAZA, Israel, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Gaza City, Jerusalem, Damascus, Jerusalem's Old City
Israel to permit right-wing march through Jerusalem's Old City
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Youths wave Israeli flags during a parade marking Jerusalem Day amid Israeli-Palestinian tension as they march along the walls surrounding Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias/File PhotoIsraeli officials said on Tuesday that they will allow a far-right march through Jerusalem's Old City to go ahead, a day after scrapping the event over fears it would rekindle fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza. The original march on May 10 was re-routed at the last minute as tensions in Jerusalem led Hamas to fire rockets towards the holy city. Israel annexed East Jerusalem, in a move that has not won international recognition, after capturing the area in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a state they seek to establish in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Persons: Nir Elias, Benjamin Netanyahu's, Netanyahu, Naftali Bennett, Yair Lapid, Tal Schneider, Naftali, Sheikh Jarrah Organizations: REUTERS, Palestinian, Twitter, West Bank, Thomson Locations: Jerusalem, City, Jerusalem's, Israel, Gaza, Damascus, East Jerusalem, Sheikh
Israeli police bar right-wing march through Jerusalem's Old City
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
A Palestinian man gestures as he argues with an Israeli border policeman by the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File PhotoIsraeli far right groups scrapped a planned march through Jerusalem's Old City after police refused to authorise it amid fears it would rekindle strife that led to 11 days of intense fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants last month. Israel annexed East Jerusalem, in a move that has not won international recognition, after capturing the area in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of a state they seek to establish in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. Protests have flared in Sheikh Jarrah, where Palestinian families face possible eviction after an Israeli court accepted Jewish settler land claims.
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Blinken warned Israeli leaders that evicting Palestinians from East Jerusalem could spark war. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Axios that he warned Israeli leaders future evictions of Palestinians from East Jerusalem could exacerbate tensions and catalyze further conflict in the region. But Blinken during the interview also said that one of the best ways to prevent future violence is to increase opportunities for Palestinians in Gaza. Blinken during his trip announced that the Biden administration was reopening a consulate in Jerusalem to handle Palestinian affairs. "If we're not engaged with the Palestinians that undercuts our ability to advance things that I think would be everyone's benefit, including Israel," Blinken told Axios.
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Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Explosions are seen over buildings in Gaza City as Israeli forces strike targets early on Tuesday, May 18. Hide Caption 3 of 49 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem An Israeli artillery unit fires toward Gaza on May 18. Hide Caption 41 of 49 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem An Israeli soldier checks a damaged apartment building in Ashkelon on May 11. Hide Caption 43 of 49 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli rescue teams help residents of an Ashkelon neighborhood on May 11. Hide Caption 47 of 49 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli police detain a Palestinian during clashes at the Aqsa Mosque on May 10.
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Hide Caption 12 of 45 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Rachel El-Gazar walks inside her damaged house in Sderot, Israel, following rocket fire from Gaza on May 15. Hide Caption 15 of 45 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli soldiers prepare an artillery unit in Sderot, Israel, near the border with Gaza on May 14. Hide Caption 17 of 45 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Palestinians take shelter in a UN school in Gaza City on Thursday, May 13. Hide Caption 39 of 45 Photos: Violence erupts after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli rescue teams help residents of an Ashkelon neighborhood on May 11. Hide Caption 45 of 45Attempts to negotiate a ceasefire between the warring parties have so far proven difficult.
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Palestinians celebrate Eid in Jerusalem's Old City
  + stars: | 2021-05-13 | by ( Jeremy Schultz | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
A clown plays with a young girl during Eid al-Fitr prayers, which mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City,...moreA clown plays with a young girl during Eid al-Fitr prayers, which mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the compound that houses al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 13. REUTERS/Ammar AwadClose
Persons: Eid, Ammar Awad Organizations: REUTERS Locations: Jerusalem's Old City
Photos: In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem A Palestinian walks next to a building destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on Thursday, May 13. Hide Caption 8 of 37 Photos: In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli police patrol Lod during clashes on Wednesday, May 12. Hide Caption 25 of 37 Photos: In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli security forces take cover in Ashkelon as rockets are launched from Gaza on May 11. Hide Caption 27 of 37 Photos: In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem Flames and smoke rise from buildings in southern Gaza during Israeli airstrikes on May 11. Hide Caption 35 of 37 Photos: In pictures: Violence escalates after clashes in Jerusalem Israeli police detain a Palestinian during clashes at the Aqsa Mosque on May 10.
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JERUSALEM AT CORE OF CONFLICT - Politics, history and religion all place Jerusalem at the centre of the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the heart of Jerusalem's Old City is the hill known to Jews across the world as Temple Mount - the...moreJERUSALEM AT CORE OF CONFLICT - Politics, history and religion all place Jerusalem at the centre of the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the heart of Jerusalem's Old City is the hill known to Jews across the world as Temple Mount - the holiest site in Judaism - and to Muslims internationally as The Noble Sanctuary. Christians also revere the city as the place where they believe that Jesus preached, died and was resurrected. Pictured: A general view shows the Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, March 20, 2020.
Persons: Jesus, Ammar Awad Organizations: REUTERS Locations: Jerusalem, Jerusalem's, City, JERUSALEM, Al, Aqsa, Jerusalem's Old City
Violence grips mixed Arab-Jewish towns in Israel as tensions flare
  + stars: | 2021-05-12 | by ( Rami Ayyub | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
Smoke rises from a building after it was destroyed by Israeli air strikes amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu MustafaViolence in mixed Jewish-Arab towns in Israel flared early on Wednesday amid growing anger within the country’s Arab minority over Israeli air strikes on Gaza and police raids on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. "We have lost control of the city and the streets," Lod Mayor Yair Revivo lamented to Israel's Channel 12 News. Security officials said they had reassigned 16 border police companies to Lod from the occupied West Bank to deal with the violence. Israel launched dozens of air strikes in Gaza on Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday, and Palestinian militants fired hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel.
Persons: Abu Mustafa, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Revivo, Umm, Samir Mahamid, Uri Buri, Abu Ubaida Organizations: REUTERS, Jerusalem’s, ., West Bank, Police, Channel, Palestinian, Israel, Thomson Locations: Gaza, Israel, Jerusalem’s Al, Aqsa, Lod, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Umm, Acre, Jaffa, Al, Haifa, Arab, Nazareth, East Jerusalem, Jerusalem's Old City
More than 20 Palestinians were killed, Israel was targeted with hundreds of rockets and protests grew across the Middle East as escalating tensions in Jerusalem boiled over into unrest that spread well beyond its ancient walls. Israeli soldiers throw tear gas canisters at Palestinian demonstrators at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem on Tuesday. Abbas Momani / AFP - Getty ImagesIn response to the rockets, the Israel Defense Forces bombed 130 "terrorist targets" in Gaza, including Hamas commander's home. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that 24 people were killed in Gaza, including nine children, and 95 were people were wounded. Israeli officials said this was in response to Palestinians throwing stones toward the Western Wall, where thousands of Jews had gathered to pray.
Persons: Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Abbas Momani, commander's, Mohammad Shtayyeh, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Magen David, Yair Revivo, Molotov, Hatem Moussa, Ofir Gendelman, Ned Price, Heiko Mass, Alexander Smith, Lawahez Jabari, Paul Goldman Organizations: Gaza, Associated Press, Getty, Israel Defense Forces, IDF, Palestinian Health Ministry, Palestinian, United Nations Security Council, NBC, Arab League, Reuters, Haaretz, Rockets, AP, Al, Old, State Department, U.S Locations: Jerusalem, Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, United States, Ramallah, AFP, Gaza, Hamas, Ashkelon, Lod, Tel Aviv, Arab, Aqsa, Islam, Old City, London
Israel and Hamas exchanged fire overnight amid new clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police. The Democrat Andrew Yang weighed in on the issue, tweeting his support for Israel Monday night. Yang's comments got the support of Republicans like Sen. Ted Cruz, Meghan McCain, and Stephen Miller. Andrew Yang tweeted in support of Israel amid the country's latest unrest with Palestinians on Monday, provoking anger from fellow liberals and support from top Republicans. "The people of NYC will always stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel who face down terrorism and persevere," Yang tweeted.
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touted Israel's right to self-defense as it carried out airstrikes in response to rocket attacks. Progressive Democrats on Monday called out the Biden administration for promoting Israel's right to self-defense as the Israeli military pummeled parts of Gaza with airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from militant groups. The Israeli airstrikes killed 26 people, including nine children, per the Associated Press. When asked about the reports of civilian deaths due to Israeli airstrikes during Monday's briefing, Price said, "These reports are just emerging ... "Obviously, the deaths of civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinians, are something we would take very seriously," Price added.
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U.S. expresses ‘serious concerns’ about violent clashes in Jerusalem
  + stars: | 2021-05-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.74   time to read: +2 min
Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police outside the Old City of Jerusalem as tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque on Islam's holy night of Laylat al-Qadr. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunU.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday expressed “serious concerns” to his Israeli counterpart about violent clashes in Jerusalem sparked by planned evictions of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, the White House said in a statement. Sullivan in a phone call with Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat "encouraged the Israeli government to pursue appropriate measures to ensure calm during Jerusalem Day commemorations." The clashes have been sparked by the planned evictions of several Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem, an area captured by Israel in a 1967 war. read more"Mr. Sullivan also reiterated the United States’ serious concerns about the potential evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood," the White House statement said.
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REUTERS/Ammar AwadA putrid stench hangs over Sheikh Jarrah, a tiny neighbourhood of East Jerusalem where protesters are trying to prevent Israel evicting eight Palestinian families and letting Jews move in. read moreIt has also made Sheikh Jarrah an emblem of what Palestinians see as an Israeli campaign to force them out of East Jerusalem. A tree-lined area of sandstone homes, foreign consulates and luxury hotels, Sheikh Jarrah lies about 500 metres (550 yards) from the Old City's Damascus Gate. It's happening all over again," said Sheikh Jarrah resident Khaled Hamad, 30. Salem Barahmeh, a member of the Palestinian youth movement Generation for Democratic Renewal, said Sheikh Jarrah was "mobilising young Palestinians in Palestine and all over the world."
Persons: Ammar Awad, Sheikh Jarrah, Israel, Saladin, Nabil al, Othman Ibn Affan, Jordan, Khaled Hamad, Yaakov, Ahmad Tibi, Salem Organizations: REUTERS, Crusaders, West, Police, West Bank, Palestinian, Democratic, Thomson Locations: Sheikh, Jerusalem's Old City, East Jerusalem, Old City, Gaza, Damascus, Jerusalem, West Bank, British, Palestine, Israel, Israeli, West Jerusalem, Haifa, United States, Palestinian, Nazareth
Clashes and prayers in Jerusalem on Muslim holy night
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Palestinians react as Israeli police fire a stun grenade during clashes at Damascus Gate on Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 9, 2021. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police...morePalestinians react as Israeli police fire a stun grenade during clashes at Damascus Gate on Laylat al-Qadr during the holy month of Ramadan, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 9, 2021. Clashes erupted between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police outside the Old City of Jerusalem as tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers prayed at the nearby Al-Aqsa Mosque on Islam's holy night of Laylat al-Qadr. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunClose
Persons: Laylat, Zvulun Organizations: REUTERS Locations: Damascus, Laylat, Jerusalem's Old City, Old City, Jerusalem, Al, Aqsa
The start of May has seen a string of violent clashes, arrests, and killings in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Tensions have been rising during RamadanThe Islamic month of Ramadan has been fraught with conflict in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank. Overnight, extremist Jewish settlers vandalized property and hurled stones in the West Bank village of Jalud, according to human rights groups. An additional battalion and special forces are to be deployed to the occupied West Bank, the paper reported. It could incite a "violent outbreak" in other parts of the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Turgeman added.
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Explainer: Jerusalem tense over evictions and holidays
  + stars: | 2021-05-09 | by ( Maayan Lubell | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Ammar AwadEast Jerusalem has seen nightly clashes during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, with Palestinians pitted against Israeli police and settlers. The case, in which a lower court ruled that the land in question belonged to Jews in East Jerusalem before the 1948 War, has gathered domestic and international attention, amid criticism of Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem. read moreMonday is Jerusalem Day, Israel's annual commemoration of its capture of East Jerusalem during the 1967 war. The event usually sees a march through the walled Old City by Jewish pilgrims, including ultra-nationalists, which could be another flashpoint. Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem is unrecognized internationally.
Persons: Ammar Awad East, Sheikh Jarrah, Simon the, Jesus Organizations: REUTERS, Israeli, Police, Sunday, Jerusalem, Thomson Locations: Al, Aqsa, Jerusalem's Old City, Ammar Awad East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Damascus, Sheikh, East Jerusalem, City, Jerusalem's, Islam
Mariam Yassin, 27, who was inside the Al Aqsa mosque compound Friday, said at around 8 p.m. local time (1 p.m. Israel captured east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza, in a 1967 Six-Day war with its Arab neighbors. Israel later annexed east Jerusalem in a move not recognized by the majority of the international community and views the entire city as its capital. Palestinians want east Jerusalem, along with the West Bank and Gaza, as part of a future Palestinian state. A law passed by Israel’s parliament in 1970 allows for property previously owned by Jewish people in east Jerusalem to be reclaimed, although Palestinians have no such right to reclaim property in west Jerusalem.
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Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque
  + stars: | 2021-05-08 | by ( Dave Lucas | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
An Israeli policeman gestures as others aim their weapons during clashes with Palestinians a at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of...moreAn Israeli policeman gestures as others aim their weapons during clashes with Palestinians a at the compound that houses Al-Aqsa Mosque, known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, amid tension over the possible eviction of several Palestinian families from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, in Jerusalem's Old City, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Ammar AwadClose
Persons: Sheikh Jarrah, Ammar Awad Organizations: REUTERS Locations: Al, Aqsa, Jerusalem's Old City
Turkey accuses Israel of 'terror' over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa
  + stars: | 2021-05-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Ammar AwadTurkey criticised Israel and accused it of unleashing "terror" on Palestinians after Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday. read moreAs the clashes flared, several Turkish officials criticised Israel and called for other countries to voice condemnation, while a Foreign Ministry statement urged Israel to "immediately end its provocative and hostile stance and act with reason". "Shame on Israel and those who keep silent in the face of disgraceful attacks," Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter late on Friday. "We call on everyone to stand up against the policies of occupation and aggression of this apartheid state," he said. Former allies Turkey and Israel have had a bitter falling-out in recent years despite strong commercial ties, mutually expelling ambassadors in 2018.
Persons: Ammar Awad Turkey, Israel, Ibrahim Kalin, Fahrettin Altun, Altun Organizations: REUTERS, Palestinian, Jerusalem's, Twitter, West Bank, Thomson Locations: Al, Aqsa, Sheikh, Jerusalem's Old City, Israel, Jerusalem's Al, East Jerusalem, Turkey, Ankara
Israel boosts security forces ahead of tense night in Jerusalem
  + stars: | 2021-05-08 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
REUTERS/Ammar AwadIsrael said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai said more officers were heading to Jerusalem on Saturday, in the build-up to the sacred Muslim night of Laylat al-Qadr. Clashes have erupted nightly in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah - a neighbourhood where numerous Palestinian families face eviction in a long-running legal case. Israel's Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the Sheikh Jarrah evictions on Monday, the same day that Israel marks Jerusalem Day - its annual celebration of its capture of East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state.
Persons: Ammar Awad Israel, Yaakov Shabtai, Laylat, Shabtai, East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah, Moussa Abu Marzouk, Jarrah Organizations: REUTERS, Jerusalem's, West Bank, ppl, Twitter, Israel's, Thomson Locations: Al, Aqsa, Sheikh, Jerusalem's Old City, Jerusalem's Al, Gaza, Jerusalem, Old City, East Jerusalem's, Israel, Palestine, East Jerusalem
Thousands pack Al-Aqsa Mosque, protest Palestinian evictions in Jerusalem
  + stars: | 2021-05-07 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
Tens of thousands of Palestinian worshippers packed into Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque on the final Friday of Ramadan and many stayed on to protest in support of Palestinians facing eviction from homes on land claimed by Jewish settlers. "Our people will remain steadfast and patient in their homes, in our blessed land," Abu Sunainah said of the multiple Palestinian families in East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah who could be evicted under a long-running legal case. read moreFollowing prayers, thousands remained on the compound to protest against the evictions, with many waving Palestinian flags and chanting a refrain common during Jerusalem protests: "With our soul and blood, we will redeem you, Aqsa". REUTERS/Ammar Awad Read MoreIsrael's Supreme Court will hold a hearing on the Sheikh Jarrah evictions on Monday. Israeli-Palestinian clashes have broken out nightly in Sheikh Jarrah ahead of Monday's court hearing.
Persons: Sheikh Tayseer Abu Sunainah, Abu Sunainah, East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah, Ammar Awad Read, Jarrah, Sheikh Jarrah's, Simon the, Sheikh Jarrah, Rupert Colville Organizations: REUTERS, United Nations, Human Rights, Thomson Locations: Al, Aqsa, East Jerusalem's, Jerusalem, Sheikh, Jerusalem's Old City, East Jerusalem, Israel
At least 205 Palestinians and 17 officers were injured in the night-time clashes at Islam's third-holiest site and around East Jerusalem, Palestinian medics and Israeli police said, as thousands of Palestinians faced off with several hundred Israeli police in riot gear. Tens of thousands of Palestinians packed into the hilltop compound surrounding the mosque earlier on Friday for prayers. But following the evening meal that breaks the Ramadan fast, clashes broke out at Al-Aqsa with smaller scuffles near Sheikh Jarrah, which sits near the walled Old City's famous Damascus Gate. The Palestine Red Crescent ambulance service said 108 of the Palestinians injured were taken to hospital, with many hit with rubber-coated metal bullets. Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Jordan had given the Palestinian Authority documents that he said showed the Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians were the "legitimate owners" of their homes.
Persons: East Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah, Jordan, Sheikh Jarrah, Bashar Mahmoud, Jarrah, Ammar Awad Read, Mahmoud Abbas, Jarrah's, Simon the, Rupert Colville, Washington, Jalina Porter, Porter, Ayman Safadi, Safadi Organizations: Palestinian, Jerusalem’s, West Bank, United Nations, European Union, Police, Crescent, REUTERS, . Security, Human Rights, . State Department, European, Jordan, Gulf Cooperation, Jordanian, Palestinian Authority, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Jerusalem’s Al, Aqsa, East Jerusalem, Jerusalem, East Jerusalem's, United States, Al, Sheikh, Damascus, Palestinian, Issawiya, Israel, Palestine, Jerusalem's Old City, Jordan, European Union
Palestinian woman killed, two Israelis wounded in West Bank violence
  + stars: | 2021-05-02 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
A Palestinian woman was killed and two Israelis were seriously wounded in two separate shooting incidents in the occupied West Bank on Sunday. An Israeli soldier shot a Palestinian woman who tried to carry out a stabbing attack, the military said. Palestinian officials said the woman, aged 60, died of her wounds. Later in the day Palestinian gunmen opened fire at a busy intersection, seriously wounding two Israelis. Israeli soldiers were searching for the gunmen, who fired from a car near a Jewish settlement before driving off, the military said.
Organizations: West Bank, Jerusalem, Thomson Locations: Israeli, Palestinian, Jerusalem's Old City
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