A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed Wednesday, July 2, Palestinians said, accusing Israeli settlers of carrying out a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli youths. The accusation sparked clashes with Israeli forces and demands by the Palestinian president that Israel hold the killers accountable.
The Israeli military says soldiers clashed with Palestinians during an arrest raid that was part of a weeklong search for three missing teens believed to have been abducted in the West Bank.
Israel’s military arrested around 80 Palestinians in the West Bank, including members of the militant group Hamas, early Sunday as part of efforts to locate three teenagers, including an American, believed abducted in the territory while hitchhiking home.
When Pope Francis sets foot in the Holy Land at the end of the month, he’ll be treading on diplomatic eggshells at virtually every stop.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man’s land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.