Israeli security forces nab suspected Palestinian militants in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
January 27, 2013 - 12:00am


Israeli security forces arrested on Sunday morning two Palestinians suspected of plotting to carry out an armed attack, Army Radio reported. The two were detained at the Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus. A search of their belongings yielded improvised grenades, petrol bombs and knives. Bomb squad officers disarmed the grenades and security forces were scouring the area, according to the report. The suspects, whom police estimated were members of a local militant cell, carried a letter which indicated their intention to commit suicide, the report said.


Israeli soldiers assault two Reuters cameramen
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
December 13, 2012 - 12:00am


HEBRON, West Bank, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers punched two Reuters cameramen and forced them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment. Israel's military said on Thursday it took the allegations seriously, but offered no explanation for the assault that occurred on Wednesday evening in the heart of Hebron.


Israeli troops clash with Palestinian protesters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Nasser Shiyoukhi - December 13, 2012 - 12:00am


HEBRON, West Bank —Thousands of Palestinians marched through the streets of Hebron on Thursday, chanting anti-Israel slogans and waving green Hamas flags during a funeral procession for a teenager killed by Israeli troops in this volatile West Bank city. Dozens of youths clashed with Israeli soldiers throughout the day, throwing stones and bottles while troops responded with volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets. No serious injuries were reported.


West Bank: Israeli Military Raids 3 Palestinian Organizations
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - December 12, 2012 - 12:00am


Israeli soldiers raided three Palestinian nongovernmental organizations in Ramallah before dawn on Tuesday, seizing computers and other equipment from two of them: Addameer, which supports Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees.


Israeli forces raid NGO offices in Ramallah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 11, 2012 - 12:00am


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces raided three civil society organizations in Ramallah early Tuesday, a Ma'an correspondent said. Soldiers raided the offices of the Agricultural Work Committees, prisoners group Addameer, and the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees, located in Qaddura refugee camp. Four laptops, one hard disk and a video camera were taken from Addameer's office, a statement from the group said. It is the first time the prisoners group has been raided since 2002, during the height of the second Palestinian intifada.


Israeli soldiers 'assault staff' at Bethlehem school
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 11, 2012 - 12:00am


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Monday assaulted a headmaster and two teachers at a secondary school near Bethlehem, a Ma'an correspondent said. Three Israeli military jeeps arrived at the school in Tuqu village at midday, and several soldiers assaulted headmaster Salim Abu Mufarrih and teachers Nabil al-Tamamri and Mahmoud Zawahra after they tried to block the soldiers entering into school grounds. Locals said there were no confrontations or stone-throwing in the area at the time.


'PA police who attack IDF 'shouldn't remain alive''
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
December 11, 2012 - 12:00am


Palestinian policeman who strike IDF soldiers "should not remain alive," Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman told Israel Radio on Tuesday. "I will not accept a situation in which an IDF soldier in Hebron gets punched by a Palestinian policeman and that policeman remains alive," Liberman said. "I don't accept that."


IDF Prepares for More West Bank Violence
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Amir Rappaport - December 11, 2012 - 12:00am


The attack of the masses on a Nahal Brigade infantry patrol in Hebron ahead of last weekend is not just another warning sign of the possibility that Judea and Samaria will soon start to burn: It is another manifestation of the fact that years of almost total quiet are reaching their end.


Israel Needs Diplomatic Iron Dome
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Yaakov Livne - (Opinion) December 10, 2012 - 12:00am


Israel experienced in the past weeks two highly significant events that have far-reaching implications for its future. The first was Operation Pillar of Defense, and the other was the UN General Assembly resolution to grant Palestine the status of an observer state in the international body, which is another step toward recognition of the Palestinian Authority as a full-fledged state.


Over 20 hurt in Hebron as soldiers clash with PA police
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 6, 2012 - 12:00am


HEBRON (Ma'an) -- More than 20 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces in central Hebron on Thursday afternoon, after a skirmish between Israeli troops and Palestinian police.



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