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Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager famed for slapping an Israeli soldier on camera, should have been shot, at least in the knee, deputy Knesset speaker Bezalel Smotrich (Habayit Hayehudi) wrote on Twitter April 21.

“In my opinion, she should have gotten a bullet, at least in the kneecap,” he wrote. “That would have put her under house arrest for the rest of her life.”

He was responding to journalist Yinon Magal, who had reposted the footage of Tamimi slapping the soldier...

Jerusalem-born actor was due to receive 2018 Genesis prize but cancels saying she ‘cannot in good conscience’ attend ceremony.

Natalie Portman has pulled out of a major award ceremony due to take place in Israel, citing her “distress” at recent events in the country.

Portman, who was born in Jerusalem and holds dual Israeli and US citizenship, was named in November as the recipient of the 2018 Genesis award, a yearly prize for “outstanding achievement by individuals who have...

Thousands of Arab Israelis rallied near the northern city of Haifa in a protest on the 70th anniversary of Israeli statehood, seen by Palestinians as a catastrophe, or Nakba in Arabic. 

Under the slogan “Your Independence Day is the day of our Nakba,” they gathered in the town of Atlit, about 12 kilometres (seven miles) south of Haifa.

Palestinians say the 174 residents of an Arab village at the site were forced out by Israel in the war that accompanied its foundation in 1948,...

Israel prevented a French mayor from entering the country due to his support of Palestinian.

Leclerc Patrice, the mayor of the Paris suburb of Gennevilliers, was blocked from entering Israel from Jordan, said a statement from the Interior Ministry.

Officials said the decision was taken after Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan deemed Patrice a BDS supporter.  

The Communist Party of France politician arrived at the Allenby Crossing in the West Bank together...

Three years after far-right activist Baruch Marzel was charged with assaulting a Palestinian, the court case stalledpartly because he didn't show up for hearings.

Three years after far-right activist Baruch Marzel was charged with assaulting a Palestinian, the court case has stalled in part because Marzel has simply not shown up for hearings.

On February 16, 2015 the Israel Police filed an indictment against Marzel for attacking Palestinian Issa Amru in Amru’s home in Hebron....

Unknown vandals attempted to set a West Bank mosque on fire overnight, in a possible hate crime against Palestinians.

The incident took place in the village of Aqraba, north of Nablus, and saw the words "Death" and "Price tag" daubed on the mosque's external walls.

No one was hurt in the incident.

Referred to in Israel as “price-tag attacks”, the attacks are wanton reprisals undertaken by extremist Jews in response to Palestinian violence against Israelis or government...

he leader of Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and Israel’s prime minister staked out tough positions, making de-escalation on the Israel-Gaza border in the near future unlikely.

Since late March, 32 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds wounded by Israeli fire in mass border protests led by Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Sderot, an Israeli community near Gaza, and said Israel’s top priority is its security.

“We have one clear and simple rule and...

A video showing a portion of an Israeli interrogation session with jailed teen activist Ahed Tamimi was released to the public at a press conference in Ramallah, showing Israel's interrogation tactics on the then 16-year-old.

The video showed a portion of a more than two-hour interrogation session with the minor at Israel's Shaar Binyamin detention centre in the occupied West Bank on December 26. 

The Israeli interrogators used verbal threats and intimidation techniques to...

Israeli occupation forces used “strange” and “unknown” gases against unarmed, peaceful protesters in Gaza, Quds Press reported the central commission for documentation and pursuit of Israeli war criminals –Tawtheeq saying.

Head of the commission Imad Al-Baz told Quds Press that Israel used strange gases against the protesters for the first time last Friday as Palestinians continued their peaceful activities as part of the Great March of Return.

The gases caused protesters’...

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian official.

“Over 542 Jewish extremists stormed the compound since morning,” Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Omar Kiswani told Anadolu Agency.

He said the settlers broke into the compound through Al-Mugharbah gate under the protection of Israeli security forces.

“The settlers toured the compound and preformed Talmudic rituals near the Dome...

Hundreds of Jewish settlers forced their way into East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Wednesday, according to a Palestinian official.

“Over 542 Jewish extremists stormed the compound since morning,” Al-Aqsa Mosque Director Omar Kiswani told Anadolu Agency.

He said the settlers broke into the compound through Al-Mugharbah gate under the protection of Israeli security forces.

“The settlers toured the compound and preformed Talmudic rituals near the Dome...

A total of 350 Palestinian minors are currently languishing in Israeli jails, according to two Palestinian Non-Governmental Organizations.

Eight girls were among those held in Israeli prisons, the Commission of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs and the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a joint statement.

According to the statement, six children were being held at Israeli juvenile centers. 

The statement was issued on the occasion of the Palestinian Children’s Day,...

Netanyahu says Canada, Germany, Italy among countries to take in asylum seekers.

Israel will deport 16,250 refugees to West, grant 16,250 temporary residency status.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Canada, Germany and Italy are among the Western countries that will take in asylum seekers from Israel after the country signed a deal with the UN refugee agency canceling its mass deportation plan. 

Speaking at a news conference, Netanyahu said the plan to...

Hundreds of people in the Israeli capital Tel Aviv in April 1, protested Israeli forces' violence against Palestinian civilians in March 30, according to Israeli radio, as violence on the Gaza border continues.

The mostly leftist Israeli protesters chanted slogans against the Israeli army and called for an end to the violence on Palestinian civilians as well as a political solution and resumption of the peace process.

Meanwhile, 11 more Palestinians were injured by Israeli...

Israel’s defense minister rejected on April 1, calls for an inquiry into the killing of 17 Palestinians by the military during a Palestinian demonstration that turned violent in 31 March, at the Gaza-Israel border.

Hamas, the dominant Palestinian group in Gaza, said five of the dead were members of its armed wing. Israel said eight of the 15 belonged to Hamas, designated a terrorist group by Israel and the West, and two others came from other militant factions.

A tense calm...