The Washington Post reports Israel's controversial West Bank separation barrier may remain uncompleted. The U.S. strongly criticizes increased Israeli restrictions on West Bank access for foreign nationals, especially Arab Americans. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu denounces Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alons derogatory remarks about American and Israeli anti-settlement groups, especially Peace Now. Several articles offer analyze the spate of violence between Hamas and Al-Qaeda-style extremist groups in Gaza. Controversy continues over an article published in the Swedish paper Aftonbladet accusing Israeli soldiers of stealing the organs of Palestinians during the war in Gaza.

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