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58 min ago | Ma'an News Agency
An Israeli court sentenced five Palestinian teens and a child from Jerusalem to house arrest on Wednesday for "throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails" at residential buildings housing Israeli settlers. A Ma'an reporter said that an Israeli magistrate court sentenced six Palestinian teens from Jerusalem to seven days of house arrest and 500-shekel bail each, in addition to signing another bail for 5,000 shekels.
2 hrs ago | Al Bawaba
Growth, spurred largely by international donor funds, has been decelerating since 2012 and slowed to less than 2 percent in 2013. War in Gaza will contribute to a reversal of seven years of growth in the Palestinian economy, now expected to shrink by nearly 4 percent this year, the World Bank said Tuesday.
6 hrs ago | Ananova
Two survivors plucked from the water by a freight ship have said the criminals rammed their boat after they refused to switch to a vessel they feared was too small to hold them. Dozens of Gazans are suspected to be among those who may have died last week, a Palestinian official has revealed.
8 hrs ago | Al Bawaba
Palestinians aren't exactly known for their kilts , haggis or whisky, but bagpipers from Beit Jala in the occupied West Bank definitely put their musical weight behind Scottish independence. Whether it's the "na'am" or "la" vote, the Palestinian support for Scottish independence is a reflection of their own struggle to have a state free of occupation.
Former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attend the 37th Harkin Steak Fry, Sept. 14, 2014 in Indianola, Iowa.
A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month, ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which caused no injuries or damage, according to a statement from Israeli military.
As Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas made the somewhat outlandish claim that his Fatah lost 17 times more members than Hamas in the recent Operation Protective Edge, Fatah praised one of its Gaza rocket commanders in a special video. while 861 Martyrs fell from Fatah ," emphasizing that "Israel is responsible and it is the one attacking our people in the Gaza Strip," reports the official PA news agency WAFA as translated by In a video on the official Fatah Facebook page two weeks ago, Abbas's faction praised its rocket commander Mohammed 'Al-Za'anin' of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza.
Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state.
In an unrelated rescue in the Mediterranean on Friday, an Italian navy boat took more than 900 migrants to the mainland. ROME-Hundreds of migrants to Europe may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days, bringing the number of victims so far this year to more than four times last year's total, the International Organization of Migration said on Monday.
Israeli forces detained 22 Palestinians in East Jerusalem Tuesday, accusing them of throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, a local committee and a police spokeswoman said. The head of a committee for prisoners' families told Ma'an that Israeli police arrested Mahdi Muhammad Abu al-Hawa, Muhammad Rabayaa, Ahmad Shweiki, and Tareq Aziz Abu Khdeir.
Scottish independence campaigners have found an unexpected source of support ahead of a landmark referendum on the fate of the United Kingdom -- Palestinian bagpipers. Orthodox Christmas celebrations kick off in the West Bank town of Bethlehem to the sound of bagpipes, on January 6, 2012 - by Musa Al-Shaer In a small hall in the occupied West Bank, far from the tussle over Scotland's future, pipers and stick-twirling drummers burst into action as local scout troop members march up and down for weekly practice.
"Reconstruction, recovery, governance and security in Gaza must take place in the context of the return of one legitimate Palestinian authority," UN report contends. The United Nations released a report Monday saying that a unified, Palestinian government is crucial in helping Gaza permanently recover and rebuild following Operation Protective Edge.
Days before Scotland votes in a referendum on independence from Great Britain, the Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond appeared to equate Islamic State terrorism and Israel's military campaign this summer against Hamas and other terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the separatist leader responded to a question about the beheading at the weekend of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State, describing the murder as an act "of unspeakable barbarism" and later stressing, "The Muslim community of Scotland isn't responsible in any shape or form for atrocities or extremism in Iraq or elsewhere."
"It is not permissible to add to one's possessions if these things can only be done at the cost of other men. Such development has only one true name, and that is exploitation."
In this Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 photo, Palestinians wait for fishermen to unload their catch so they can buy fish at the sea port of Gaza City, Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces detained eight Palestinians in arrest raids overnight, a local spokesman and Israel's army said Monday. Muhammad Ayyad Awad, a local popular committee spokesman, said Israeli soldiers arrested three Palestinians in Beit Ummar.
OUR daily picture editor's gallery shows off some of the most spectacular images taken by the world's top photographers. IN today's gallery, Iraqi soldiers brandish their weapons during a military training exercise in the mainly Shiite southern city of Basra.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:51 am
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