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# Israel

This week
26th March 2023 - 30th March 2023
# judicial reforms
Israel's Netanyahu announces 'pause' to judicial reforms after mass protests
A controversial plan to hand more control to politicians and diminish the role of the Supreme Court has ignited an unprecedented wave of protests.
# judicial reforms
Explainer: How Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right government sparked unprecedented protests in Israel
There have been about 12 weeks of mass demonstrations.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Palestine
Israeli politician sparks outrage by saying Palestinians don't exist
Smotrich had already faced international rebuke in early March after calling for a Palestinian town in the occupied West Bank to be ‘wiped out’.
Last month
March 2023
# Nablus
Israeli army shoots dead three Palestinian gunmen in West Bank, says military
The military said ‘armed gunmen opened fire’ on soldiers at an army position near Nablus.
# Israel
One of three people injured now dead after Palestinian gunman opened fire in Tel Aviv
The shooting came hours after an Israeli military raid killed three Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank.
# West Bank
Three suspected Palestinian militants killed by Israeli undercover unit
Today’s deadly raid came just hours before Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin is due in Israel for talks.
# Palestine
Israeli forces kill six Palestinians including wanted militant during refugee camp raid
The Jenin Brigade, a militant group in the camp, said on one of their Telegram channels that their gunmen fought ‘violent clashes’ with Israeli forces.
# West Bank
Palestinian authorities claim Israeli forces shot man during week of reprisals
The Israeli army said soldiers fired at two people who tried to flee after they entered the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp to arrest suspects.
This year
# Palestine
Palestinians in West Bank count cost of unprecedented settler rampage
Hundreds of troops were sent in a day after the fatal shooting of two Israelis in the West Bank triggered a settler rampage in a Palestinian town.
# West Bank
Jordan to host Israeli-Palestinian talks today as violence spirals
The talks come only days after 11 Palestinians were killed in a gun battle on Wednesday.
Grace O'Sullivan: Ireland must lead Europe's response to support the people of Palestine
The MEP, writing from the West Bank, calls for movement on the stalled Occupied Territories Bill.
# Nablus
10 Palestinians killed during raid by Israeli troops in West Bank
The Israeli army said the raid targeted militant suspects “in a hideout apartment” accused of shootings in the West Bank.
# Helen Mirren
'Golda' director dismisses criticism over casting Helen Mirren as Jewish politician Golda Meir
‘She’s got the Jewish chops to portray Golda,’ said director Guy Nattiv.
# Damascus
Israeli air strike kills 15 people in Syrian capital, including two civilians
A war monitoring group described it as ‘the deadliest Israeli attack in the Syrian capital’.
# expelled
Israel hits out at Iran after diplomat removed from African Union summit
Israel’s deputy director general for Africa was escorted out of the AU assembly in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
# Israel
Israelis hold mass protest outside parliament against judicial reforms
The plan aims to give lawmakers substantially more control over the supreme court.
# Jerusalem
Two people, including child, killed in car ramming attack in east Jerusalem
The attack was condemned by Washington as “unconscionable”.
# West Bank
Israeli troops kill teenager in West Bank raid, according to Palestinian Health ministry
The Israeli army said troops had ‘responded with live fire towards an armed suspect who fired at them’.
# West Bank
Israel forces kill five Palestinians in Jericho raid according to official
The Israeli official told AFP the army was holding the bodies of the Palestinians killed.
# Apology
UK MP apologises for describing Israeli government as ‘fascist’
Kim Johnson also said she recognised the use of the term, ‘apartheid state’, was ‘insensitive’.
# Palestine
US secretary Blinken due in Jerusalem to discuss de-escalation of Israel-Palestinian bloodshed
Israel has sought to demolish the east Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman as part of measures to punish the relatives of attackers.
# Jerusalem
Israel announces measures against 'families of terrorists' following attacks
Benjamin Netanyahu promised a “strong” and “swift” response to attacks carried out by two Palestinians from annexed east Jerusalem.
# Israel
New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting
The two shootings marked another dramatic escalation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
# Israel
Gunman kills five near synagogue in east Jerusalem
The gunman was shot and reportedly killed in the incident in the Jewish neighbourhood of Neve Yaakov.
# Palestine
Explainer: Why has violence erupted in the West Bank?
A deep sense of frustration among Palestinians and Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power are among the reasons.
# West Bank
10 Palestinians killed as Israel launches deadliest West Bank raid in years
The Palestinian officials also accused the forces of using tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward.
# West Bank
Palestinian government condemns shooting of man by Israeli forces
The Israeli military said soldiers shot someone after a ‘violent confrontation’.
# Al Aqsa
UN Security Council to discuss Israeli minister's visit to Jerusalem holy site
Ben-Gvir’s visit has sparked a wave of international condemnation.
Israeli minister's visit to holy site sparks condemnation
The United States warned of steps which may harm the status quo.
Last year
# Israel
Israel swears in Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of new far-right government
Netanyahu, 73, is fighting corruption allegations in court.
# West Bank
Palestinian girl found shot dead after Israeli raid, say Palestinian ministry
Israel’s army said it was ‘aware of reports regarding a killed Palestinian female’ and the incident ‘is under review’.
Al Jazeera submits the case of its slain journalist to the International Criminal Court
Palestinian-American Shireen Abu Akleh was shot while covering an Israel army raid in Jenin on 11 May.
# Palestine
Israel carries out air strikes on Gaza after rocket fired from Palestinian enclave
There was no immediate claim for the attack, the first in a month according to the army.
# Palestine-Israel
Israeli troops kill three Palestinians in West Bank clashes
Two brothers were killed by Israeli fire near Ramallah and another man was shot.
# Israel
One killed and 15 wounded in two bus station explosions in Jerusalem
The twin explosions struck half an hour apart in different areas of the city
# Middle East
Oil tanker ‘hit by bomb-carrying drone’ off coast of Oman
The tanker is owned by an Israeli billionaire and suspicion has fallen on Iran.
# Israel
Israeli PM Lapid concedes defeat to Netanyahu in election
‘The state of Israel comes before any political consideration,’ Yair Lapid said.
# Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu on cusp of Israeli election victory with far-right allies
With around 87 percent of the vote counted, initial results put former premier Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc ahead.
Benjamin Netanyahu poised to return as Israel's PM despite corruption charges
Projected election results showed a majority government was within reach for the veteran right-winger.
# Israel
Initial projection shows Benjamin Netanyahu's party finishes first in Israel vote
It’s the fifth election in less than four years.