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Palestinian leader condemns attack on 9-year-old Israeli girl

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Monday condemned an attack on a nine-year-old Israeli girl the day before in the West Bank. “We oppose on principle aggression against anyone, and the spilling of blood,” he told a group of Israeli MPs visiting his headquarters in Ramallah. The girl, Noam Glick, was…

Palestinians eye concrete gains during Obama visit

The Palestinians are hoping to see concrete gains from US President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit, while acknowledging it unlikely the trip will bring about a peace breakthrough. Obama himself has played down expectations of pushing forward peace talks on his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories as president,…

Israel troops ‘raid West Bank TV stations’

Israeli troops raided two Palestinian television stations in the West Bank city of Ramallah overnight, seizing computers and broadcasting equipment, employees told AFP on Wednesday. The Israeli military confirmed the raids, saying the stations targeted had been broadcasting illegally, a charge rejected by the Palestinian telecommunications minister. The two stations…

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