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Palestinian shot dead in attempted stabbing attack in West Bank

(JTA) – Palestinians rioted in the West Bank at the site of an attempted stabbing attack by a Palestinian against a group of Israeli soldiers, who shot and killed the assailant.

During the clashes Thursday afternoon near the Palestinian village of Teqoa, the Israeli forces shot live bullets and rubber-coated steel bullets toward the crowd, injuring a Palestinian police officer who was hit by a rubber-coated steel bullet, according to the Palestinian Maan news agency. Teqoa is near the Israeli settlement of Tekoa in the Gush Etzion bloc. [Read more…]


Netanyahu in private remarks calls EU ‘crazy’

BUDAPEST (JTA) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the European Union “crazy” at a private meeting with the leaders of four Central European countries, unaware that a microphone was transmitting his comments to reporters outside.

“The EU is the only association of countries in the world that conditions the relations with Israel, that produces technology and every area, on political conditions. The only ones! Nobody does it. It’s crazy. It’s actually crazy. There is no logic here,” Netanyahu said Wednesday in widely reported remarks. [Read more…]