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Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian | Antiwar Newswire

Israeli police fatally shoot Palestinian | Antiwar Newswire: "Israeli police say an officer in Jerusalem has fatally shot a Palestinian man who allegedly tried to harm police with his car.
The fatal shooting occurred during a botched robbery. But it comes after a string of attacks against Israelis by Palestinians who have used bulldozers to try to run them over.Police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby says police were responding to a robbery at a clothing store on Saturday. He says when police arrived, the man and a woman tried to flee in the car they were using to smash the store.Ben-Ruby says the man tried to run over an officer, who opened fire and fatally shot the man. The woman, who is an Israeli, was arrested.No other details were immediately available."

كونا : Israeli forces injure Palestinian child E. Rafah - الدفاع والأمن - 14/03/2009

كونا : Israeli forces injure Palestinian child E. Rafah - الدفاع والأمن - 14/03/2009: "GAZA, March 13 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian child was injured after being caught in Israeli fire Friday at Eastern Rafah, said Palestinian medical sources on Friday.
Director of Ambulance and Emergency Services in the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Moawiya Hasanain said that Israeli tanks positioned at Eastern Rafah, struck fire in the direction of Salah Abu Sanima (13 years old) leading to his injury.
The boy was carried by an ambulance to Al-Shaheed Abu Yousif Al-Najjar Hospital in the area, Hasanain said, describing his injuries as mid-threat. (end) mzt.sd KUNA 140000 Mar 09NNNN"

Report: U.S. officials urge Obama to engage Hamas - Haaretz - Israel News

Report: U.S. officials urge Obama to engage Hamas - Haaretz - Israel News
A group of former senior American officials and one current adviser are calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to talk with Hamas in an effort to disarm the group and persuade it to join a peaceful Palestinian government, according to a report published Saturday on the Boston Globe.

According to the Boston Globe, the bipartisan group includes economic recovery adviser Paul A. Volcker and former national security advisers Brent Scowcroft and Zbigniew Brzezinski, who are said to have made their recommendation in a letter handed to Obama before he took office.

"I see no reason not to talk to Hamas," Scowcroft, who was national security adviser to President George H.W. Bush, told the Boston Globe.

U.S. citizens critically hurt at West Bank protest - Haaretz - Israel News

U.S. citizens critically hurt at West Bank protest - Haaretz - Israel News: "U.S. citizens critically hurt at West Bank protest
By The Associated Press and Haaretz Service
Tags: Na'alin, Bil'in, Israel news

Palestinian sources said that an American citizen, in his thirties, had sustained critical wounds during an anti-separation fence protest in the West Bank on Friday, Army Radio reported.

Peace activists with the International Solidarity Movement said Tristan Anderson, of the Oakland, Calif. area, was struck in the head with a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops. The military and the Tel Aviv hospital where Anderson was taken had no details on how he was hurt.

Protesters who were at the scene said that Anderson was standing by the side of the road when soldiers fired at him, and not near the hub of the clash. They added that there was no one in his vicinity that could have been perceived as a threat to the soldiers."