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Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

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JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. criticism.

UN questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

GENEVA - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. crisitism.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel - sources

JERUSALEM - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

World, 19 Oct 2014

Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site

JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all means".

World, 19 Oct 2014

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from "Israeli seizure"

DOHA - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Egypt court signals death penalty for seven jihadists in Sinai case

CAIRO - An Egyptian court has recommended death sentencesĀ for sevenĀ men, including a prominent Islamist militant, charged with killing 25 policemen last year in an attack near the border with Israel, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

World, 15 Oct 2014

Building supplies let in to Gaza as U.N. chief decries devastation

GAZA - Israel opened the border to the first truckloads of building materials for post-war reconstruction in Gaza on Tuesday and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the destruction in the Palestinian enclave "beyond description".

World, 14 Oct 2014

Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa compound

JERUSALEM - Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews.

World, 14 Oct 2014

Palestinian mosque in West Bank torched in suspected arson

AQRABA West Bank - A mosque was set alight in a suspected arson attack in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday and the name of an Israeli vigilante group called "price tag" was found scribbled on an outside wall, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

World, 14 Oct 2014