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In crime-ridden Israeli Arab city, police seek new approach

A general view shows the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-FahmOn the rundown streets of Umm al-Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Reprisals are common. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city.

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Israel tightens security near Hebron, angering Palestinians

IMG_3976BANI NA’IM, West Bank Israel has ramped up security in the occupied West Bank since a Palestinian killed a 13-year-old Jewish girl in a settlement last week, deploying more troops and setting up checkpoints near the city of Hebron.

 

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In Jerusalem, a cracked soccer pitch reflects wider fissures

A Palestinian boy walks in an alley in Silwan, a Palestinian neighbourhood close to Jerusalem's Old CityIt is dry, gray and uneven, but to the boys of Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood clinging to a hill behind Jerusalem’s Old City, their pint-sized football pitch, with its cracked surface and simple goalposts, was a precious refuge.

 

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 Christians feel the squeeze in Jerusalem’s cramped Old City

An Orthodox Christian priest walks in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem's Old CityWhen hundreds of Jewish nationalists marched through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City this month, waving banners and chanting songs in what has become an annual ritual, it wasn’t only Muslims watching warily. Christians were, too.

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After deadly Tel Aviv attack, Israel suspends Palestinian permits

Israeli soldiers stand guard at the entrance of Yatta near the West Bank city of Hebron

The Israeli military on Thursday revoked permits for 83,000 Palestinians to visit Israel and said it would send hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank after a Palestinian gun attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv.

 

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