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Abu Khdeir suspects to plead insanity

Three Israeli suspects who have confessed to the gruesome killing of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was abducted in East Jerusalem and later burnt to death, are going to plead “temporary insanity”, according to Haaretz. Mohammed’s father guessed as much last week, when asked whether he trusted Israel’s judicial system: “I think they will say that [the murderers] were insane and give them a year or two and that’s all.”

Israeli settlers storm Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem

Israeli settlers on Saturday evening stormed the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah and attacked Palestinian residents.

Spain, Italy warn against investing in Israeli settlements

Spain and Italy have joined France in advising their citizens not to invest in Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian Land.

Israel's Finance Minister threatens to bring down gov't that annexes West Bank

Lapid offers plan to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict by freezing settlement construction, mapping out Israel's future borders.

Russia voices concern over Israel’s settlement policy

New settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem threaten prospects for a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem, the Russian Foreign Ministry says.

Israel could lose 'Jewish future' over settlements - US special envoy

US special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Martin Indyk, has blamed Israel for the collapse of the talks, saying Israel could lose its “Jewish future” if it refuses to freeze its settlement activity.

Settlersdream (Sodastream Parody)

A parody of Scarlett Johansson's advert for Sodastream, an Israeli company that operates a factory in the occupied West Bank.

ScarJo - Settlersdream (Sodastream Parody)

Merkel: Israeli settlement a 'grave concern'

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed "grave concern" over Israel's continued settlement building on occupied Palestinian territory Tuesday, as she and her cabinet visited Jerusalem to meet their counterparts.

Israel approves release of Palestinian prisoners, new housing tenders expected

Israel has approved the release of a third group of Palestinian prisoners as part of US-brokered peace talks. However, Tel Aviv is expected to once again announce new housing tenders in West Bank settlements, despite international criticism.

Israel: Palestinian farmers to blame for settler attacks on their land

Responding to damage claim, the state claims 'price tag' victims at fault for failing to duly protect their land.

The state is claiming that Palestinians who were the recent target of a “price tag” attack are to blame for their misfortune - because they failed to adequately protect their plot of land.

UN condemns Israeli demolitions of Palestinian homes

United Nations' Agency for Palestinian refugees condemns Israel's demolitions of Palestinian structures in West Bank, urging Israel to 'immediately halt' demolition, which displaced hundreds during 2013.

Israel to announce settlement plans

The Israeli regime will likely announce plans for construction of new settler units next week, an official says.

Human Rights Watch urges Israel to end demolitions of Palestinian homes

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Israeli forces to immediately end the “unlawful demolition” of homes belonging to Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Israeli law will strip many Arab ‘absentees’ of land

Israel is moving ahead with plans to apply a legal device that would enable it to seize of up to forty percent of Arab private property in annexed East Jerusalem, the area Palestinians envision as their future capital.

EU's decision on Israel like 'a bucket of cold water on the head of a drunk'

The European Union has at last lost patience with Israel's refusal to comply with international law over settlements.

Israel says ready to build 10,000 more illegal settler units

The Israeli regime says it is prepared to ‘immediately’ construct 10,000 illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem) in an attempt to lower housing costs.

Ireland to Use EU Presidency to Advance 'Settlement' Ban

Ireland is planning to utilize its upcoming term as President of the Council of EU to advance ban on products made in Judea and Samaria.

UN should hold Israel accountable

Canada has called on a UN special rapporteur for the Palestinian Territories Richard Falks to quit over his anti-Israel remarks, saying that the report he submitted to the UN General Assembly was disgraceful.

'UN should hold Israel accountable'

Gangster Israel disregards international law

Looking at Israeli human right violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and the Gaza strip, Israeli forces conducted 40 incursions into Palestinian communities and the occupied West Bank and 4 incursions in the Gaza strip for the period between October 18 and October 24th.

Gangster Israel disregards international law: Mark Glenn-News Analysis-10-25-2012

EU, France and UK condemn construction plan for southern Jerusalem

The European Union, Britain and France on Friday criticized Israel’s approval of a plan to construct hundreds of additional apartments in a Jerusalem neighborhood situated south of the 1967 Green Line.

Netanyahu pledges Israel will continue building in Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a visit to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo on Tuesday in a defiant prelude to talks with the European Union's top diplomat, who has condemned Gilo's expansion.

Israel's top diplomat scorns EU rebuke on Jerusalem settlement

Israel's foreign minister on Saturday dismissed criticism by the European Union of Jewish settlement on occupied land the Palestinians seek for a state, advising the 27-nation bloc to attend to its own problems instead.

Israel must end illegal settlement construction - Moscow

The Russian Foreign Ministry is concerned over Israeli plans to build more homes in East Jerusalem as an impediment to resuming Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, says a report posted on the ministry Web site.

OCHA: Israeli occupation destroys 13 houses weekly in West Bank

A UN report said that the occupation authority is continuing their attacks on Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank since the beginning of the current year.

Settlers pump wastewater on lands west of Bethlehem

A group of Jewish settlers pumped, on Thursday morning, wastewater from a settlement in the west of Bethlehem in southern West Bank, onto Palestinian agricultural land.

Movements restricted for Askar refugee camp

The main street from Askar Refugee Camp leading to Nablus is closed off three times every week by the Israeli army as around 1,000 illegal settlers make their way to “Joseph’s Tomb.” Each time, the street is closed for up to seven hours, leaving the camp essentially under curfew, unable to leave or enter the area.

Israel seeks court permission to expand 40 West Bank settlements

Government responds to Yesh Din petition, says old military expropriation orders allow for construction on privately owned Palestinian land.

Vandals spray 'Jesus is a monkey' on Latrun monastery

Suspected right-wing extremists spray anti-Christian graffiti, targeting Palestinian property in Migron evacuation rebuke.

Settlers vandalize property in Ramallah village

A group of settlers from Givat Ariel outpost wrote "Palestinians should die," and "Stay away from our lands," on a wall in the village, Sinjil mayor Ayoub Swaied said.

Canadian Protestants call for settlement boycott

Canada's largest Protestant denomination is calling for a boycott of goods produced in "illegal" Israeli settlements, including eastern Jerusalem.

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