In an attempt to restore ties with Palestinians, the US plans to reopen its consulate in occupied East Jerusalem which was shut by former US President Donald Trump in 2019. But, the move has sparked backlash from the Israeli government.
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Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem
Mai Afanah, 29, from Abu Dis, was shot by Israeli forces and left bleeding at the scene, Palestinian media reported. Israeli forces have shot a Palestinian woman dead allegedly for attempting to carry out a car-ramming attack northeast of Jerusalem, according to the Israeli army. Palestinian media, which identified the victim as doctoral student MaiContinue reading “Palestinian woman shot dead by Israeli troops near Jerusalem”
Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes
Palestinians gathered in celebration outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Sunday night after barriers put up by Israeli police were removed, allowing them access to a square that became the focus of nightly Ramadan clashes. Thousands filled the East Jerusalem plaza late on Sunday, somewaving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entranceContinue reading “Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes”