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West Bank without water in Ramadan as Israel cuts supply

By: Peter Yeung Source: The Independent Israel has cut off the water supply to large areas of the West Bank, Palestinian authorities have claimed. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have reportedly been left without access to safe drinking water during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, at a time when temperatures can exceed 35C. The northern city of Jenin, which has a population of more than 40,000, said its water supplies had been cut in half by Mekorot, Israel’s national water company. Jenin is home to a refugee camp, established in 1953, which contains 16,000 registered refugees. Ayman Rabi, the executive director of the Palestinian Hydrology Group, told Al...

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Israel suspends Ramadan travel permits after deadly marketplace attack

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Israel suspended travel permits for 83,000 Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan after two Palestinian gunmen opened fire on shoppers and diners at a marketplace near the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing four and wounding five. “All permits for Ramadan, especially permits for family visits from Judea and Samaria to Israel, are frozen,” COGAT, the unit which manages civilian affairs in the occupied West Bank, said in a statement Thursday. The order also affects hundreds Palestinians from Gaza and 204 relatives of one of the alleged attackers, all of whom will be barred from visiting relatives, attending Ramadan...

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Israel strikes Gaza with airstrikes

By: VOA News Source: VOA News Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza Wednesday night, the military said, following air raids earlier in the day as tensions rise again along the Palestinian territory’s border. “Overnight, in response to the ongoing attacks against Israeli forces, an IAF aircraft targeted four Hamas terrorist infrastructure sites in the northern Gaza Strip,” the military said in a statement. Israeli forces claim Hamas fired mortar shells into Israel Wednesday. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the mortar fire and no casualties have been reported, but both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, another militant Palestinian group, warned Israeli forces...

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