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Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents

Accepting Golan annexation, Trump risks new precedents

US President Donald Trump is again breaking diplomatic norms in backing Israel's capture of the Golan Heights, with experts warning that he risks justifying expansionism by other countries. Israel conquered the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and annexed it in 1981, but until...

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Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians

Israel opens fire on Gaza rally, killing 2 Palestinians

Two Palestinians were killed and dozens of others injured, including an Anadolu Agency photojournalist, during a Friday rally along the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, according to Gaza’s Health Ministry. In a statement, ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra confirmed that two Palestinians -- aged...

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Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Druze on Golan Heights reject Trump backing for Israeli sovereignty

Druze Arabs and Israeli settlers on opposite sides of the dispute over U.S. President Donald Trump’s support for Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights agree on one thing - it won’t change matters on the ground. The fertile hillsides of the Israeli-occupied Golan are scattered with...

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U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

U.N. rights forum condemns Israel over deadly Gaza protests

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday condemned Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and other excessive force” against civilian protesters in Gaza, and called for perpetrators of violations in the enclave to face justice. Protests at the border between...

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