West Bank

Hamas ‘Just Waiting for Abbas to Die,’ as Palestinian Unity Deal Falters

(Worthy News) – Hamas’ latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade. Instead, the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of Israeli defense experts. After years of failed attempts at reconciliation,…

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Four Palestinians killed in further Jerusalem-declaration violence

(Worthy News) – Four Palestinians were killed by security forces over the weekend as violence escalated in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. A Border Police officer was moderately wounded when a rioter stabbed him in the shoulder outside of Ramallah. Riots have broken out every day since US President Donald Trump declared on…

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Israel gears up for second day of violent protests over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Israel was preparing Saturday for fresh riots and demonstrations across the West Bank and Gaza Strip over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid calls from Hamas for wide-scale confrontation. Hundreds of Palestinians were marching Saturday from the Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis toward the border fence,…

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Abbas to boycott Pence as protests over Jerusalem continue

(Worthy News) – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the West Bank this month, a senior Palestinian official said Saturday as protests continued due to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Abbas’ diplomatic adviser, Majdi Khaldi, said Saturday that Abbas won’t meet…

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Palestinians riot in West Bank, Gaza as tempers flare over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Protests erupted across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Palestinians raged against US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech the previous day. At various locations around the West Bank and Gaza hundreds of Palestinians held demonstrations against the…

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Israel braces for violent protests over Trump Jerusalem announcement

(Worthy News) – Palestinians burned pictures of US President Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on Tuesday night, as anger ramped up over an expected announcement by Trump Wednesday of US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli troops girded for the possibility of violence. The picture-burning protest came hours…

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Rather than disarm, Hamas vows to attack Israel

(Worthy News) – Palestinian terror movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in the West Bank. By Friday, the Islamists are due to hand over control of the Gaza Strip to the internationally recognized Palestinian government, based in the West…

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US investigator Mueller probing Kushner’s contacts with Israelis — report

(Worthy News) – US special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is investigating senior White House adviser Jared Kushner over contacts with Israeli officials, according to a Wall Street Journal report Tuesday. Mueller, investigating Russian ties to the US President Donald Trump’s campaign, is looking at overtures Israeli figures made to Kushner and other senior Trump transition…

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Saudis told Abbas to accept Trump peace plan or resign — report

(Worthy News) – Saudi Arabia last week ordered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to either accept an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal being put together by the Trump administration, or resign, according to an Israeli report Sunday. The Trump administration has begun drafting an Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal based on a two-state solution, officials and analysts quoted by…

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