Five major European countries said an Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank would “constitute a serious breach of international law.”
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is facing the most serious crisis of his long career as the standard bearer of the Israeli nationalist and religious right. For several years middle-aged Israelis have demonstrated against his expansionist policies
Israeli settlers attacked five villages in the occupied West Bank overnight, torching vehicles and olive trees, and leaving graffiti on the walls of homes, Palestinian officials said on Friday.
State media cited a military official as saying the attack targeted posts in rural areas of Hama province. Air defenses were activated and reportedly intercepted a number of the incoming missiles.
Israeli forces opened fire on four Palestinians near the Gaza border fence on Saturday, killing the men, the Israeli military said.
The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) said that Abdulla Qalalweh, 24, died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at an army checkpoint near the village, Xinhua news agency.
The clash came during one of the deadliest years on both sides of the conflict, including after last week's national elections. Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevailed, with the backing of a far-right ultranationalist party.
The West Bank town of Beita, south of Nablus, has become the latest icon in the 140-year history of the Palestinian struggle against Israeli colonalisation. Following the clashes between
Supporters of Muna and Mohammed Al Kurd, who are twins, say their detention is part of a broader Israeli effort to halt opposition to the evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, where Jewish settlers want to move into the Al Kurds' home and others under an Israeli court ruling.
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 more people on Sunday, medics said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled the fighting between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza would continue despite international efforts to broker a ceasefire.