Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced that the US is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken Palestinian claims to statehood.
Israeli troops have shot and killed a young Palestinian man during clashes in a West Bank refugee camp, but an amateur video suggests he was unarmed and not participating in the unrest when he was shot.
Saudi Arabia has denounced Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vow to annex parts of the West Bank as a “very dangerous escalation”.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week, a move that could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate state.
A concert to protest against Israel’s hosting of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Saturday night in London.