Suicide bomber attacks tourist site in Luxor, four Egyptians wounded

    A suicide bomber blew himself up near the ancient Egyptian Karnak Temple in the southern city of Luxor on Wednesday, security sources said, a possible sign that Islamist militants are shifting focus to try to derail Egypt’s economic recovery. Although officials said no tourists were wounded, the attack was the second in just over a week on a major attraction in Egypt, where tourism is a vital source of income and...

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Palestinian killed in clash with Israel forces

    A Palestinian man was killed in clashes with Israeli forces Wednesday in a northern West Bank refugee camp, medical and security sources said. The sources said Ezzedine Ghora, 23, was hit by two bullets in his arm and chest, and died before reaching hospital. Israeli police, in a statement on the incident, said a border police force was in the refugee camp of the city of Jenin to carry out arrests. “Upon leaving...

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5 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israel every day for the past 48 years

Data provided by the Israeli military and the UN has revealed that since martial law was imposed on the occupied West Bank in 1967, around 95,000 Palestinian children have been arrested by Israel, an average of more than 5 children per day. Almost 60,000 are believed to have been subjected to some form of physical abuse whilst in detention. The details were revealed this week in a report submitted by rights group Military Court Watch...

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UN doesn’t see children Israel killed
Jun10

UN doesn’t see children Israel killed

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday decided not to include Israel on a list of countries and organizations that cause harm to children, according to media reports. Ban’s decision was made against his special envoy Leila Zerrougui’s recommendation that Israel should be on the list alongside the likes of ISIL and al-Qaeda for its violations during its 2014 assault on Gaza. The decision also follows media...

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Salafists claim responsibility for rocket, Israel launches strikes
Jun07

Salafists claim responsibility for rocket, Israel launches strikes

A Salafist group has claimed responsibility for a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Israeli town of Ashkelon on Saturday night, as Israel carried out retaliatory airstrikes overnight. In a statement issued Sunday, the group, calling itself “Sheikh Omar Hadid-Bayt al-Maqdis,” claimed that its fighters had fired a Katyusha 130 rocket at Ashkelon on Saturday evening. The statement is the second released by the...

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