Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed

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Protesters hold Palestinian flags as they stand next to Israeli soldiers and border policemen during a protest against Jewish settlements in Jabaa, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on February 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma 
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Protesters hold Palestinian flags as they stand next to Israeli soldiers and border policemen during a protest against Jewish settlements in Jabaa, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem on February 7, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-MOSQUE-ARSON, originally transmitted on February 25, 2015.

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Jerusalem (Reuters) The recent unrest that has engulfed Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the most serious in years, has claimed the lives of 32 Palestinians and seven Israelis.

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  • Bernado

    And all over myths!! The absurdity of it all!!!

  • Garson Abuita

    Who wrote the lede that “the violence has claimed the lives of” 32 Palestinians and 7 Israelis? Why do you have to read deep into the article to find the truth: more than a third of the former were terrorists and the Israelis all doing nothing other than being in the IDF or existing as a Jew? I hope Netanyahu and Abbas do meet to end this latest conflagration, but journalistic malpractice doesn’t help.

  • Pablo

    Uh, yeah. Israelis blowing away dozens of Palestinians with guns and tanks are “soldiers”, but Palestinians fighting back with rocks are “terrorists”.

    Israel is AMAZING with P.R. spin, you gotta admit that. How else could they seize and occupy Palestine, pummel it for 50 years with a 100:1 relative body count, ignore the UN, flatten Gaza with tanks, kill humanitarian aid workers trying to help Palestine, yet still manage to claim innocence.

  • Garson Abuita

    Rocks?? I think you mean knives/speeding vehicles/firearms. And you accuse me of PR spin? Perhaps there’s a job opening at Reuters or Msnbc for you.

  • Bernardo

    Israel- Its formation was approved by the UN in 1948. It should honor the original UN agreement and live within the described borders. Considering the hate generated by passages in the koran and torah, erecting dividing walls between Muslims and Jews should continue. UN forces should control these walls.

    And Jerusalem should be made into an international city under the control and protection of the UN.

  • Fran

    My “spiritual” brothers and sisters in that part of the world are both Israeli and Palestinian, and they thrive in love and peace with each other. Love is the distinguishing mark of true Christians.