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Palestinians fire 25 rockets at Israel: security source

Palestinian militants fired at least 25 rockets at Israel on Wednesday, a senior Israeli security source told AFP, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. "We know that 25 rockets were fired in close succession all over the south," he said, including five at the town of Sderot. The Palestinian militant organisation Islamic Jihad said it was behind the attack. scw/srm

Israel troops kill Palestinian teen in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot dead a 19-year-old Palestinian north of the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday, Palestinian medical and security sources said. The shooting, which took place just north of the Ofra settlement, was confirmed by the Israeli army in a statement that said a "terrorist" had opened fire at troops and they had returned fire, hitting him. Palestinian sources identified the victim as Mohammad Mubarak, 19, from Jalazun refugee camp.

Israel says cracks Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Jerusalem

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al Qaeda, including on the U.S. Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as Russian tourists. The men were recruited by another al Qaeda agent in the Gaza Strip, said Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency, the second Israeli report in as many months suggesting the militant network was taking root among Palestinians.

Israel says cracks Palestinian al Qaeda cell in Jerusalem

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al Qaeda, including on the U.S. Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as Russian tourists. The men were recruited by another al Qaeda agent in the Gaza Strip, said Israel's Shin Bet intelligence agency, the second Israeli report in as many months suggesting the militant network was taking root among Palestinians.

Two killed as Israel targets Gaza militant

An Israeli air strike killed two Palestinians including one militant in northern Gaza early Wednesday, medics said, just hours after a blunt warning from Israel's prime minister. Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry, named the two as Ahmad al-Zaanin, 21, and Mahmud al-Zaanin, 23, and said they died when a missile struck their car as they were driving around the northern town of Beit Hanun.

Palestinian, 85, dies after clashes with Israelis-witnesses

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - An 85-year old Palestinian died on Thursday after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli army to disperse protesters in the occupied West Bank, witnesses said. He is the first Palestinian casualty of the conflict with Israel in 2014 following the clash with soldiers on the outskirts of Kufr Qaddoum village near Nablus. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that a clash had broken out.

Palestinian, 85, dies after clashes with Israelis-witnesses

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - An 85-year old Palestinian died on Thursday after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli army to disperse protesters in the occupied West Bank, witnesses said. He is the first Palestinian casualty of the conflict with Israel in 2014 following the clash with soldiers on the outskirts of Kufr Qaddoum village near Nablus. An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that a clash had broken out.

Palestinian, 85, dies after clashes with Israelis: eyewitnesses

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - An 85-year old Palestinian died on Thursday after inhaling tear gas fired by the Israeli army to disperse local protesters landed in his home in the occupied West Bank, local eyewitnesses told Reuters. He is the first Palestinian casualty of the conflict with Israel in 2014 following a violent clash with soldiers on the outskirts of the village of Kufr Qaddoum near Nablus in the northern West Bank. An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment but was checking for details of the clash.

Bomb explodes on Israeli bus, no one hurt - police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A bomb that Israeli authorities suspect was planted by Palestinian militants exploded in a bus near Tel Aviv on Sunday after passengers were evacuated, and police said no one was hurt. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing. But Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Islamist militant group Hamas, said in a statement the blast was a "heroic action" in response to what he termed the "continued crimes" of Israel's occupation of land Palestinians seek for a state.

Bomb explodes on Israeli bus, no one hurt: police

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A bomb that Israeli authorities suspect was planted by Palestinian militants exploded in a bus near Tel Aviv on Sunday after passengers were evacuated, and police said no one was hurt. No group claimed responsibility for the bombing. But Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Islamist militant group Hamas, said in a statement the blast was a "heroic action" in response to what he termed the "continued crimes" of Israel's occupation of land Palestinians seek for a state.
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