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US President Barack Obama speaks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, in Windsor Mill, Maryland on February 3, 2016. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama criticises “inexcusable” anti-Muslim rhetoric

By: Patricia Jimenez Source: News Portal “We have to be consistent in condemning hateful rhetoric and violence against everyone, and that includes against Muslims here in the United States of America”. Obama’s speech in Maryland condemned anti-Muslim rhetoric, following proposals by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to ban Muslims from entering the country. Obama has criticized the increasing anti-Islamic sentiment in the USA before, implicitly calling out certain presidential candidates and recent comments from the 2016 campaign trail. “The first thing I want to say is two words that Muslim Americans don’t hear…enough and that is,...

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2 Israelis sentenced for murder of Palestinian youth

By: Robert Berger Source: VOA News JERUSALEM – A high-profile court case involving events that led to the Gaza war in 2014 has concluded in Israel; but not without controversy. A Jerusalem court sentenced two Israeli teenagers to long prison terms for murdering a Palestinian youth, an incident that Israeli officials described as “Jewish terrorism.” One Israeli got life in prison and the other 21 years, while a third suspect is still awaiting a verdict pending psychological examinations. The assailants burned 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir alive in Jerusalem in July 2014; it was revenge for the abduction and murder of three Israeli teens by gunmen from the Palestinian...

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epa04966224 An Israeli soldier takes up position during clashes with Palestinians from the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, 06 October 2015. Clashes broke out following the funeral of 13 years old Palestinians Abdulrahman Mustafa who was killed during clashes next to Rachel tomb, in Bethlehem on 05 October, due the tensions in the West Bank and the security measures imposed by Israel on the Palestinian territories. There have been increasing clashes in recent weeks between Israelis and Palestinians amid a rift over the use of the flashpoint site called the Temple Mount by Jews and the Noble Sanctuary by Muslims, which lies in Jerusalem's Old City.  EPA/ABED AL HASLHAMOUN

Israel: Two Palestinian knife-attack suspects killed

By: MWC News Source: MWC News Israeli troops have killed two Palestinians during an alleged stabbing incident near the central West Bank city of Nablus as a wave of violence continues without pause. Ali Abu Mureem, 26, and Said Abu al-Wafa, 38, were both fatally shot by Israeli forces while allegedly attempting to stab soldiers at the Hamra military checkpoint in the northern Jordan Valley area of the occupied West Bank on Saturday morning. Speaking by telephone, an Israeli army spokeswoman confirmed that both suspects were killed near the Jewish-only settlement of Bekaot, adding: “Israeli forces thwarted the attack and shot them.” In the West Bank, including East Jerusalem,...

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