Tag: Palestinian

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank

NABLUS - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man on Saturday as he ran toward a checkpoint in the West Bank shouting Islamic slogans, Palestinian and Israeli officials said.
Khaldun Samudi was hit by several bullets as he was running toward an Israeli checkpoint east of Nablus shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), Palestinian witnesses told AFP. Palestinian security officials said he was a member of the Islamic Jihad in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, referring to the

Israel ‘saddened’ as Brazil recognises Palestinian state

JERUSALEM: Israel on Saturday said it was disappointed by Brazil's decision to recognise a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, saying it flew in the face of efforts to negotiate a peace deal.
The decision was announced by outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a public letter addressed to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, which was made public by Brazil's foreign ministry on Friday. "The government of Israel expresses sadness and disappointment over the

Palestinian appeal to world ‘unrealistic’, says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged the Palestinians not to abandon stalled peace talks in favour of an "unrealistic" appeal to the international community.
"We expect the Palestinians to honour their commitment to hold direct negotiations," Netanyahu said at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting. "I think that any attempt to bypass them by appealing to international bodies is unrealistic and will not give any impetus to a genuine diplomatic

Pinto plays Palestinian girl

The Indian actress who starred in "Slumdog Millionaire" has moved from the slums of Mumbai to the squalid refugee camps of the West Bank in a new film: the story of a defiant Palestinian girl who wants to fight against Israel.
"Miral," directed by award-winning artist Julian Schnabel and with cameos by Willem Dafoe and Vanessa Redgrave, stands apart for more than its star power.
Due for U.S. release in December, it's also likely to give Western audiences a compassionate view