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Palestinian children die in W.Bank crash

At least eight Palestinian children from east Jerusalem were killed on Thursday when their school bus was hit by a truck on a road in the West Bank, Israeli police said. “There are between eight and 10 Palestinian children dead, aged between 10 and 16, and more than 30 injured…

Israel plans more than 1,000 new settlement homes

JERUSALEM — Israel’s housing and construction ministry said on Sunday it was to publish tenders for the construction of more than 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. According to the ministry’s website, the tenders are for 500 new units in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Har…

EU ‘regrets’ new E. Jerusalem settler homes

BRUSSELS — EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday expressed her “deep regret” over Israel’s approval of more new settler homes in east Jerusalem. The European Union “has repeatedly called on Israel to end all settlement activity, including natural growth, and to dismantle outposts erected since March 2001,” Ashton…

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