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Palestinian Shot in Clashes with Israeli Forces Dies from Wounds

A Palestinian wounded during clashes with Israeli soldiers escorting Jewish pilgrims at a holy site in the occupied West Bank died from his injuries on Monday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Jamal Dweikat, 20, was shot in the head on Friday near Joseph's Tomb on the outskirts of Nablus. The tomb is the site of regular clashes.

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Netanyahu Admits Contributions from Frenchman on Trial for Fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Monday that he had received $40,000 from a French tycoon on trial for alleged fraud, but said the contribution was not political and was used for promoting Israel.

During his trial in France, Arnaud Mimran said he had given one million euros ($1.1 million) in campaign contributions to Netanyahu in 2001, when the Israeli leader was not in public office.

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Israel Says Paris Meeting 'Distances Peace' as Palestinians Hail 'Very Significant Step'

The international community committed Friday to try and push Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks under a French-led initiative, despite a decidedly lukewarm reaction from Washington and hostility from Israel.

Indirect peace talks between the two sides collapsed more than two years ago, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned that the diplomatic void meant the prospect of a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict was in "serious danger."

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Trying to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A Paris meeting Friday on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the latest attempt to tackle one of the world's most stubborn diplomatic issues.

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Israel Minister Says Turkey Deal near Completion

An Israeli minister close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that nearly all outstanding issues for a reconciliation agreement with Turkey had been finalized by both sides.

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Israel Arrests Correspondent for Iran State Media

Israel has arrested a correspondent for Iran's Arabic-language television in the annexed Golan Heights, police said on Wednesday.

Al-Alam news channel identified the journalist as Bassam al-Safadi.

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U.N. Envoy Accuses Israel Coalition Partner of 'Killing' Peace Hope

The U.N.'s special coordinator for the Middle East peace process on Wednesday accused a key ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of "killing hope" for a settlement.

Nickolay Mladenov spoke after a minister from the Jewish Home party, which holds several portfolios in Netanyahu's rightwing government, declared the party would never support a two-state solution.

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Israel Frees Jewish Extremist from 10 Months of Internment

Israel released a Jewish extremist from 10 months of detention without trial on Wednesday, the longest a Jew has ever been held under the controversial powers usually reserved for Palestinians.

Meir Ettinger, 24, was one of a number of Jewish extremists interned by Israel last year after a firebombing in the West Bank killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, triggering an outcry over the apparent impunity of the perpetrators of such attacks.

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Palestinian Teens Held over Attack on Israeli Women

Israeli authorities have arrested three Palestinian teenagers over the stabbing of two Israeli women in their 80s earlier this month, police said on Monday.

"Three Arab suspects have been arrested, minors, residents of Jabal Mukaber" in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, a police statement said.

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Police Send Netanyahu Spending File to District Attorney

Israeli police said Sunday they had completed a probe into allegations Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife used public funds for their private villa, with the findings now passed on to prosecutors.

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