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The Syrian army were standing up to Isis long before the Americans ever fired a missile

I don’t like armies. They are dangerous institutions.
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Jordanian FM: Jordan ‘exerting every effort’ to calm Jerusalem tensions, avoid ‘abyss’

DUBAI: Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said Tuesday that the country is “exerting every possible effort… to calm the situation in Jerusalem” to avoid being pushed in to an “abyss,” in an interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson....
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Saudi Arabia should stop 'bloody execution spree'

Rights groups urge kingdom to halt executions of 14 men, reporting that at least 66 have been beheaded so far this year....
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Jordanians protest against Israel at funeral of shot teenager

AMMAN (Reuters) - Several thousand Jordanians urged their government on Tuesday to close the Israeli Embassy in Amman and scrap an unpopular peace treaty during the funeral of a young Jordanian shot dead by an Israeli security guard in the embassy....
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Israel raided Palestinian hospital in 'ruthless display of force': Amnesty

Soldiers and police officers had raided the Makassad hospital as medical staff tended to injured protesters...
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Al-Aqsa leaders maintain boycott until all Israeli security removed

Religious Waqf body repeats call for worshippers to boycott site, rejecting Israeli removal of metal detectors as resolution...
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Israel to remove metal detectors from holy site in Jerusalem

...There had been increasing criticism of the way in which the metal detectors were installed, without consultation with the waqf, the Muslim religious institution that administers the site, and reportedly over the objections of senior Israeli security officials who had warned of the risk of bloodshed.......
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PRCS: 1,090 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces over course of 10 days

...Among the total injuries recorded, 376 occurred in Jerusalem, with one Jerusalemite being injured with live fire, 193 with rubber-coated steel bullets, 14 Jerusalemites having suffered from severe tear gas inhalation, and 168 Jerusalemites having been “assaulted and run over."......
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How [Palestine] Gaza was made into an unlivable place

What is it like to live in a place with a few hours of electricity a day and eight hours of water every four days?...
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Israeli embassy staff in Jordan returned to Israel

JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) - The staff of Israel's embassy in Jordan, including a security guard involved in a shooting incident in which two Jordanians were killed, returned to Israel from Amman on Monday, an official from the Israeli prime minister's office said....
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