An op-ed in the New York Times suggests that Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton should apply "tough love" to Israel and pressure for a withdrawal from the Occupied Territories (1). The UN accuses Israel of punishing international aid workers along with the citizens of Gaza (2). Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces in Gaza and Nablus (3) (4) (5) (9). The West Bank reportedly has seen an economic surge over the past year (6). Haaretz journalist Amira Hass is arrested by the Israeli police for entering Gaza without a permit (7).

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