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Israeli who murdered Palestinian teen convicted

  By: Ori Lewis Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli man convicted of murdering a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war, was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison. Jerusalem District Court sentenced Yosef Haim Ben-David, who organized the killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudair, to  life, which in Israel usually means around 25 years, and an additional 20 years for other counts, to be served consecutively. Two Jewish youths who helped Ben-David abduct the teen, who was bludgeoned, strangled and burned alive, were sentenced in February, one to life imprisonment and the other to 21 years. All three...

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Israeli security forces gather around the body of a Palestinian after he was shot dead by Israeli troops at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

Israeli police say Palestinian woman and teen they killed had knives

By: Jeffrey Heller Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian woman and her teenage brother on Wednesday, saying they were armed with knives and tried to carry out an attack at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank. Police said the woman, holding a knife, and a man walked rapidly towards police and other Israeli security guards in a vehicles-only lane at the Qalandia checkpoint outside Jerusalem. “Police called on them several times to stop. When they kept advancing…the officers neutralized the terrorists,” a police statement said. Palestinian authorities identified the two dead as Maram Abu Ismail, 23, and her...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights near the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria, April 17, 2016. REUTERS/Sebastian Scheiner/Pool

UN alarmed at Netanyahu claims about the Golan Heights

By: Louis Charbonneau Source: Reuters via MuslimVillage UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday voiced alarm over Israeli statements about the Golan Heights on Syria’s border with Israel, adding that its status remains unchanged. Earlier this month Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Israel would never relinquish the Golan Heights, in a signal to Russia and the United States that the strategic plateau should be excluded from any deal on Syria’s future. “Council members expressed their deep concern over recent Israeli statements about the Golan, and stressed that the status of the Golan remains unchanged,”...

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