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Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian probe

JERUSALEM/THE HAGUE: Israel’s prime minister yesterday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into alleged war crimes against Palestinians. The court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in December there was

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US warns Israel against ‘unilateral’ West Bank moves

JERUSALEM: A US envoy warned Israel yesterday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington’s consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank protest: medics

HEBRON: Israeli troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who was taking part in a violent protest yesterday against US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, witnesses and medical officials said. Mohammed al-Hadad was the first Palestinian killed in unrest since Trump

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Israel-Palestine ‘peace-plan’: The great Arab double-cross

As the dust settles on the “deal of the century”- US President Donald Trump’s “peace plan” – there is not any stronger criticism that I can offer than has been already expressed from every quarter, not least of which from

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Palestine cancels 1995 Oslo accords signed with Israel

RAMALLAH: Palestine yesterday cancelled the 1995 Oslo Accords signed with Israel, reported Anadolu Agency. “Israel has been informed that the Palestinian administration will not adhere to the agreements between them,” the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said

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Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounce

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements. Trump announced

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Dr M receives courtesy call from Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call from Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his delegation at his office in Perdana Putra yesterday. In several tweets with attached pictures on his Twitter handle @chedetoffical, Mahathir said during

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Probing war crimes in Palestine long overdue – Dr Mahathir

KUALA LUMPUR: Any move to investigate alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories is long overdue, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. He said Israel should face justice over the atrocities committed against the Palestinian people. “Israel should be

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ICC to probe alleged war crimes in Palestinian areas

The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor said yesterday she would launch a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian Territories as soon as the court’s jurisdiction had been established. The announcement opens the possibility of charges being filed

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UN: Israel advances 22,000 settler homes in past three years

NEW YORK: A top United Nations (UN) envoy yesterday bashed Israel’s ongoing settlement building on Palestinian land, saying it breached international law and made the chances of peaceful settlement ever more remote. Anadolu Agency reported addressing the UN Security Council,

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