Open appeal to EU over Middle East two-state solution
21 April 2019 | 2:31 pm
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Police in Germany disbanded pro-Palestinian rallies as Middle East tensions intensify. Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the country "will not suffer" antisemitic protests.
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Israel and the Palestinians are mired in their worst conflict in years as Israel pounds the Gaza Strip with air strikes and artillery, while Hamas militants lob rockets into the Jewish state. This comes after days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in east Jerusalem, sparked by a years-long bid by Jewish settlers to take over Arab homes and by protests culminating in Israeli forces storming the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound. AFP takes a look at the events leading up to the recent escalation.
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Muna and Muhammad el-Kurd are leading campaigners against evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. The two were released after being detained Sunday.
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A 20-year-old man was reportedly killed amid violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers. Tensions also escalated with Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip.
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