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UNESCO List Gets New Sites, Cries of Anti-Semitism Follow

Statement follows decision recognizing Palestinian site

(Newser) - The West Bank city of Hebron's Old Town, as well a religious site it houses, were added to the UNESCO list of world heritage in danger in a 12-3 decision in Poland on Friday, drawing praise from Palestinians and outrage from Israelis. Israel, which claims Hebron as the birthplace... More »

Israel: We Shot Dead Hamas Agent Who Killed 3 Teens

And another suspect wounded, military says

(Newser) - Israel says one of the Palestinian men responsible for kidnapping and murdering three Israeli teens has been killed, and another suspect seriously wounded. Both were Hamas operatives, the Israeli military said today, adding that they opened fire on security forces, which fired back, killing one and injuring the other. Hundreds... More »

Don't Blame 'Both Sides' for Israel-Palestine Conflict

At this point, Israel's occupation of Palestine is just wrong, Max Fisher argues

(Newser) - Americans like to pretend that the Israel-Palestine conflict "exists in a sort of suspended animation," just waiting for a diplomatic breakthrough. But the truth is that the conflict is active—as evidenced by the current flare-up, which has seen Israel arrest hundreds and severely restrict Palestinian movement in... More »

Israel Arrests 200 in Hunt for Missing Teens

Operation turns into huge Hamas crackdown

(Newser) - Israeli soldiers arrested 41 more Palestinians in the West Bank early today, the army says, expanding the already massive search for three Jewish seminary students who disappeared last week and taking the total number of Palestinians detained to more than 200. Israel has blamed Hamas for the apparent abductions, without... More »

Israeli Soldier Dance Yanked From YouTube

Troops bust moves on West Bank patrol

(Newser) - A quickly-viral video showing Israeli soldiers on patrol breaking into dance was yanked from YouTube, and disciplinary action threatened against the high-spirited hoofers. Six soldiers brandishing machine guns can be seen on the video creeping down a Hebron street as a Muslim call to prayer is heard. Suddenly, the crew... More »

Israelis Kill Unarmed Palestinian at Shrine

Man shot at disputed Hebron holy site after ignoring orders to stop

(Newser) - Israeli troops shot and killed a suspected Palestinian attacker at the West Bank's Cave of the Patriarchs yesterday, Reuters reports. He was later found to be unarmed, according to the Jerusalem Post. Paramilitary police at the Hebron site—which is sacred to both Jews and Muslims—say they fired after... More »

Jewish Squatters Protest West Bank Evacuation

Dissidents hurl rocks, light bulbs at police

(Newser) - As Israel moves closer to an evacuation of the West Bank, hundreds of Jewish protesters barricaded themselves in Hebron's market today, Haaretz reports, using barbed wire, oil drums, and burning tires. Police evicted two families as teenagers on rooftops lobbed rocks, eggs, and light bulbs at forces trying to break... More »

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