Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM, May 13 (Reuters) – Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grievance and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site, 57 injured

Clashes recur at Al Aqsa compound during Ramadan Israeli police say people hurled rocks, fireworks Violence stirs fears of slide to wider conflict JERUSALEM, April 22 (Reuters) – At least 57 Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police within the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem on Friday, medics said, as violence persisted during the … Read more

Bionic limbs lift Gaza amputees’ self-esteem

GAZA, April 19 (Reuters) – A “smart” prosthetic hand that mimics human anatomy and motion has allowed Ahmed Abu Hamda to play with his children and regain self esteem, part of a new project in Gaza Strip, where conflict with Israel has left hundreds of Palestinians without limbs. Since March, a Qatari-funded hospital in Gaza … Read more

Israel downs Gaza rocket, admonishes Jordan as Jerusalem tensions simmer

JERUSALEM, April 18 (Reuters) – Israel shot down a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday, the Israeli military said, the first such attack in months as tensions over a flashpoint Jerusalem shrine drew angry pro-Palestinian rhetoric from Jordan and US mediation efforts. No Gaza faction claimed responsibility for the launch, which followed warnings … Read more

On ‘Easter of war’, pope implicitly criticises Russia over Ukraine

Pope Francis delivers twice-yearly ‘Urbi et Orbi’ message First Easter with public in square since pandemic began Much of pope’s address referred to war in Ukraine VATICAN CITY, April 17 (Reuters) – Pope Francis implicitly criticized Russia for dragging Ukraine into a “cruel and senseless” conflict and urged leaders to strive for peace as he … Read more

Israeli police arrest nine as Palestinians seethe over Jerusalem shrine

JERUSALEM, April 17 (Reuters) – Israeli riot police faced off with fireworks-hurling Palestinians in the alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as a visit by Jews to a disputed holy site stoked tensions during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Violence at the Al Aqsa mosque compound, which erupted on Friday, has raised fears … Read more

Israel and West Bank on edge after more bloodshed

Palestinian woman stabs soldier and is killed – officials Second Palestinian woman shot dead in separate incident Violence follows deadly Arab attacks in Israel Israel mounts raids in West Bank city of Jenin Israeli Jew tries to steal soldier’s gun, is shot dead JERUSALEM, April 10 (Reuters) – Israeli forces killed two Palestinian women on … Read more

Iran imposes sanctions on 24 Americans as nuclear talks stall

Iran’s and US’ flags are seen printed on paper in this illustration taken January 27, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register DUBAI, April 9 (Reuters) – Iran said on Saturday it had imposed sanctions on 24 more Americans, including former Army Chief of Staff George Casey and former President … Read more

Israeli forces kill Palestinian gunman after Tel Aviv bar attack

JERUSALEM, April 8 (Reuters) – Israeli security forces on Friday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of killing three people in a Tel Aviv bar, in the latest attack in a series amid renewed tensions between Palestinians and Israelis. The attacker had entered a pub on a crowded main street of Tel Aviv on Thursday night … Read more