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Deadly violence erupts again in Gaza at Israeli border fence

Hundreds of Palestinians converged on the Gaza Strip’s border fence with Israel on Friday, trying to burn and rip through it before drawing heavy Israeli fire in one of the most violent incidents yet in five weeks of protests. Three Palestinians were killed and dozens were reported wounded.

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.

Israeli flags burn, live rounds fired in Gaza border protest

Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live bullets from across the border fence.

7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest

Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel on Friday, engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers and cheering a Hamas strongman who pledged that the border fence will eventually fall.

Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

Israel will target militant groups inside Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned on Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians staged protests near the border fence.

Deadly clashes in Gaza mark start of Palestinian campaign

Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, and 15 were killed by Israeli fire on the first day of what Hamas organizers said will be six weeks of daily protests against a stifling border blockade.

Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace

President Donald Trump questioned Israel’s interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.

Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Trump: Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid money from the Palestinians until they return to peace talks with Israel as he sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family

A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance – including “blond-haired, freckled” children in “Western clothes” – made them seem less like “real” Palestinians.

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Pence’s Mideast trip still on

Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.

U.S. withholds $65 million from Palestinian aid programs

The Trump administration on Tuesday cut tens of millions of dollars in money for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a “fundamental re-examination,” the State Department said.

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration’s envoys and described Israel as a colonial conspiracy.

U.S. set to cut U.N. money for Palestinian refugees

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization.