Two more Palestinian killed by Israeli troops

Updated 27 December 2015
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Two more Palestinian killed by Israeli troops

NABLUS: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank on Sunday after being accused of stabbing and wounding a Jewish soldier.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said those killed by Israel were Mohammed Sabaaneh, aged 17, and Nur Eddine Sabaaneh, 23, from Qabatia near Jenin in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The incident, in Huwara in the northern West Bank, was the second of the day. Earlier a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a soldier in Jerusalem before he was arrested.
A wave of violence since the start of October has claimed the lives of 135 people on the Palestinian side, 19 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.
Many of the Palestinians killed have been attackers while others have been shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes.
Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, used his traditional Christmas Day address to urge Israelis and Palestinians to resume “direct dialogue,” saying the conflict had “serious repercussions” on the Middle East.


Yemeni army advances in Yemen’s Hajjah province

Updated 23 min 22 sec ago
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Yemeni army advances in Yemen’s Hajjah province

  • Yemeni troops were closing in on the strategic link between Haradh and Hodeidah, the official said in a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces media center
  • A senior army official said several strategic sites were liberated during a large-scale offensive in the Hiran valley

DUBAI: Yemen’s army advanced into the Hiran district of Hajjah province following fierce clashes with the Houthi militia, Saudi state-news channel Al-Ekhbariya reported.
A senior army official said several strategic sites were liberated during a large-scale offensive in the Hiran valley.
Yemeni troops were closing in on the strategic link between Haradh and Hodeidah, the official said in a statement to the Yemeni Armed Forces media center.
The military official highlighted that fighting was still ongoing and that several militants had been killed, while others fled toward the capital Sana’a.