Jewish settler shoots and injures a Palestinian teenager in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma’an)

The UN says Israel has demolished the homes of 1,177 Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in 2014. (Ha’aretz)

PM Hamdallah says a portion of public employee salaries will be paid "soon." (Ma’an)

Hamas leader Abu Marzouq strongly denounces the Egyptian government. (Ma’an)

Palestinian security forces raid the building of the former general intelligence chief Jamal Tirawi. (Ma’an)

Israel has dropped all charges against Palestinian-American teenager Tariq Abu Khdeir who was filmed while being beaten by Israel police last summer. (JTA)

Israeli occupation forces demolish two farms near Nablus. (Ma’an)

Israeli navy opens fire at fisherman off the coast of Gaza. (Ma’an)

Serbia grants citizenship to Palestinian leader Dahlan. (AP)

Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel. (JTA/Times of Israel/Ha’aretz/Jerusalem Post)

PM Netanyahu says UNIFIL is failing to report weapons smuggling into Lebanon. (Times of Israel/Reuters)

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah warns that the group is “ready for war” with Israel, although it does not want one. (Washington Post)

Analysts say ISIS’ tactics have backfired, particularly in Jordan. (New York Times)

The fate of the Jordanian pilot held by ISIS has raised public pressure on King Abdullah. (Reuters/AP)

In a new video ISIS claims to have beheaded Japanese hostage Kenji Goto. (New York Times/Jordan Times) 

Syrian warplanes carry out several raids on a rebel-held village in the south, killing 12. (AP)

Hackers are using old tactics on the internet to support Pres. Assad’s regime. (New York Times)

Egypt releases Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste after 400 days in prison. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post)

An Egyptian court sentences 183 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death. (Reuters/AP)

Three women are killed in clashes between militants and security forces in Sinai. (Reuters)

Pres. Sisi laments the recent shooting death of a female protester, calling her a "martyr." (AP/The National)

Houthi rebels are reportedly attempting to control Yemen’s Bab El-Mandeb strait. (Asharq al-Awsat)


Amira Hass says some Palestinians are yearning for the days before the establishment of the PA. (Ha’aretz)

Kobi Niv says without its Palestinian citizens, there would be no democracy in Israel. (Ha’aretz)

Aaron David Miller says the “US-Israel relationship is too big to fail.” (Politico)

Hussein Ibish says another full-scale conflict between Israel and Hezbollah is still possible, even if neither side wants one right now. (The National)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the disputes over the size of the Free Syrian Army highlights just how vague the situation in Syria is. (Al Arabiya)

Amer Al Sabaileh looks at the conflict between ISIS and Jordan. (Jordan Times)

Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider ask if the US-led coalition is winning against ISIS. (CNN)

AP interviews former PM Maliki. (AP)

Faisal Al Yafai says Yemen’s Houthis are holding the former president and the entire country hostage. (The National)

Khaled Almaeena says new Saudi ministers should innovate and be role models. (Al Arabiya)

Michael Singh says the first step toward a nuclear deal with Iran is for the P5+1 to make no more concessions. (Washington Post)

Michael Doran argues Pres. Obama’s “secret strategy” is a fixation on rapprochement with Iran. (Mosaic)

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