Two Palestinian youths shot by Israeli troops

In this file photo, Israeli soldiers stand guard near the scene where two Palestinian men were shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank. (Reuters)
Updated 26 April 2018
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Two Palestinian youths shot by Israeli troops

  • Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle at the entrance to the town of Halhoul, and two Palestinian youths were injured as a result.
  • Both men were taken to hospital and received treatment.

GAZA: Two Palestinian youths were shot on Wednesday night by Israeli troops in the town of Halhoul, north of the West Bank city of Hebron, according to Palestinian news agency WAFA.
WAFA quoted security sources as saying that Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle at the entrance to the town of Halhoul, and that two youths were injured as a result.
Ahmed ‘Issa’ Abd Al-Halim Zamara was shot in the back four times and Muhannad Khalid Shahda Al-Douda’s hand was shot at. They were both taken to hospital and received treatment.
WAFA also reported that five Palestinians from the West Bank were arrested on Thursday morning.


EU must speed up efforts to save nuclear deal — Iran state TV

Updated 20 August 2018
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EU must speed up efforts to save nuclear deal — Iran state TV

  • ‘Iran relies mainly on its own capabilities to overcome America’s new sanctions’
  • The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran in August

ANKARA: Iran said on Monday that Europe should accelerate its efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that was abandoned by US President Donald Trump in May, Iranian state TV reported.
“Europeans and other signatories of the deal (China and Russia) have been trying to save the deal ... but the process has been slow. It should be accelerated,” foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi told a weekly news conference broadcast live on state TV.
“Iran relies mainly on its own capabilities to overcome America’s new sanctions.”
European states have been scrambling to ensure Iran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal since US withdrawal from the deal, which Trump said was “deeply flawed.”
The United States has imposed sanctions on Iran in August, targeting Iran’s trade in gold and other precious metals, its purchases of US dollars and its car industry.