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Pioneer of Israel’s settler movement dies

Hanan Porat, a former Israeli parliamentarian who was a driving force behind the Jewish settlement movement in the West Bank, died of cancer on Tuesday, his family said. He was 67. Born in 1943 in British Mandate Palestine, he was raised on a kibbutz built by Holocaust survivors near the West Bank town of Bethlehem which was later…

Palestinian dies after settler shooting

HEBRON, Palestinian Territories — A Palestinian teenager shot by settlers near the southern West Bank town of Hebron died of his wounds overnight and mourners clashed with Israeli troops at his funeral on Saturday. Yusef Ikhlil, 17, was shot in the head on Friday and taken in critical condition to…

Israel angers Palestinians with new settlement plan

Israeli plans to build 238 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, as reported in Friday’s press, provoked a furious response from the Palestinians who said Israel was bent on “killing” peace talks. The plans for new housing units in the settlement neighbourhoods of Pisgat Zeev and Ramot were approved on…

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