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Nov 4, 2015

Porto outclass Maccabi 3-1 to edge closer to last 16

HAIFA, Israel (Reuters) – Porto edged closer to a spot in the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a comfortable 3-1 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group G on Wednesday, which ended the Israeli side’s faint hopes of reaching the last 16.

Despite Maccabi showing some flourishes in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, the Portuguese visitors were too strong for their Israeli hosts.

Nov 4, 2015

Soccer-Porto outclass Maccabi 3-1 to edge closer to last 16

HAIFA, Israel, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Porto edged closer to a spot in the knockout rounds of the Champions League with a comfortable 3-1 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in Group G on Wednesday, which ended the Israeli side’s faint hopes of reaching the last 16.

Despite Maccabi showing some flourishes in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, the Portuguese visitors were too strong for their Israeli hosts.

Oct 29, 2015

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli soldier, police say

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli paramilitary policeman shot dead a Palestinian who had stabbed a soldier in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, police and the army said, as a month-long spate of attacks showed no signs of abating.

The latest assault, like other recent stabbings, took place in the West Bank city of Hebron, signaling that violence was shifting to the West Bank from Israel and Jerusalem, where police have set up roadblocks in Palestinian neighborhoods that were home to many of the alleged assailants.

Oct 25, 2015

Kerry lays out steps to ease Israeli-Palestinian strife

AMMAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States on Saturday proposed steps, including 24-hour video surveillance, to end weeks of violence over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews.

Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel had embraced “an excellent suggestion” by the king, who is the custodian of the site within Jerusalem’s walled Old City, for round-the-clock monitoring.

Oct 24, 2015

Jordan proposes TV cameras to defuse Jerusalem tensions: Kerry

AMMAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sketched out steps, including Israeli-Jordanian video surveillance, he hopes may ease tensions over a Jerusalem site holy to Muslims and Jews, after weeks of violence in which dozens have died.

Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, Kerry said Israel had given assurances it had no intention of changing the status quo at the site, the third holiest in Islam.

Oct 24, 2015

Palestinian shot dead after trying to stab Israeli border guard; Kerry meets Abbas

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian was shot dead after he tried to stab an Israeli security guard at a border crossing on Saturday, Israeli police said, as diplomatic efforts to try to end a surge in violence resumed in Jordan.

The suspect approached the Jalameh crossing between the northern West Bank and Israel from the Palestinian side, an Israeli police spokeswoman said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Palestinian involved was 16 years old.

Oct 22, 2015

Palestinians keep up attacks in Israel as Kerry seeks to calm violence

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police shot two Palestinians who stabbed a resident of a town near Jerusalem on Thursday, in a wave of violence that will be the focus of talks later in the day between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

A police spokeswoman said the Palestinians were seriously wounded in the incident and that the man they attacked at a bus stop in the town of Beit Shemesh was also wounded. All three were taken to hospital.

Oct 20, 2015

U.N.’s Ban in diplomatic effort to calm Israeli-Palestinian violence

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was due to begin a snap visit on Tuesday to try to stem Israeli-Palestinian violence as Israel issued fresh assurances addressing Muslim fears of Jewish encroachment at a mosque compound at the center of the conflict.

In the latest incident, a Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in the occupied West Bank before other troops shot the assailant, the military said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said he was killed.

Oct 19, 2015

Palestinian gunman kills one, wounds 11 in Israeli city of Beersheba

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Palestinian gunman went on a shooting rampage at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, killing a soldier and wounding 11 other people, police said.

In one of the most serious Palestinian attacks against Israelis during this month’s upsurge of violence, police said the attacker was shot dead after a protracted gun battle, police said.

Oct 18, 2015

Gunman kills one, wounds eight in Israeli city of Beersheba

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A gunman went on a stabbing and shooting rampage at the central bus station in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, killing one person and wounding eight, police said, in one of the most serious recent events of Palestinian-Israeli violence.

Initial reports said two attackers were involved but the regional police commander said investigators later believed there was only one.