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Israel imposes full closure of Palestinian territories for Passover

Israel imposes full closure of Palestinian territories for PassoverIsraeli occupation forces have imposed a two day closure of the Palestinian territories because of the Jewish holiday of Passover.

Israel satisfied with Egypt relations post-coup

Israel satisfied with Egypt relations post-coupFormer Israeli deputy foreign minister Yossi Beilin said that Israel is satisfied with relations with Egypt after the July 3 coup because Hamas has become the common enemy of the two countries.

Israel working on the second phase of Greater Jerusalem project

Israel working on the second phase of Greater Jerusalem projectIsrael has started the second phase of the Greater Jerusalem project, which aims to expand the borders of occupied Jerusalem to encompass 10 per cent of the total area of the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian expert in Jewish settlements said.

Former Likud minister: Netanyahu committed three disastrous errors

Former Likud minister: Netanyahu committed three disastrous errorsIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made three mistakes that caused the peace talks with the Palestinians to fail and his actions are used to evade the problems rather than stand firm as head of government and solve them, former Israeli Likud Minister Dan Meridor said yesterday

Israel to shut Gaza crossing over Passover

Israel to shut Gaza crossing over PassoverIsraeli authorities have decided to shut down Gaza's only operating commercial terminal for the Jewish holiday of Passover, a Palestinian official said.

2 Palestinians detained in overnight raid in Beit Ummar

2 Palestinians detained in overnight raid in Beit UmmarIsraeli forces detained a Palestinian man and a teenager in the town of Beit Ummar in the southern West Bank early on Sunday morning, a local spokesman said.

Group: Explosive device hits Israeli jeep in southern Gaza Strip

Group: Explosive device hits Israeli jeep in southern Gaza StripThe military wing of the Democratic Front of the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for an attack targeting an Israeli military jeep near the Kissufim military base east of the Gaza Strip on Saturday.

Israel demolishes EU-funded West Bank housing shelters

Israel demolishes EU-funded West Bank housing sheltersIsrael has demolished several European Union-funded humanitarian housing shelters in a highly sensitive strip of West Bank land near Jerusalem, an EU official said Friday.

New Israeli legal campaign accuses Abbas of 'terrorism'

New Israeli legal campaign accuses Abbas of Right-wing Israeli political parties have begun a campaign to sue president Abbas for "war crimes" at the International Criminal Court in response to the Palestinian Authority's recent decision to join international conventions and treaties.

49 Palestinians arrested in southern Israel sweep

49 Palestinians arrested in southern Israel sweepIsraeli police forces have launched a "wide campaign" of arrests in southern Israel against Palestinians in the country without permits in the lead up to the Easter holiday.