Palestinian Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Leads to Deal for Release

A Palestinian accused of plotting to kill Israelis went on a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment without trial. Fearing unrest, Israel agreed to release him.

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Palestinian Diplomats Targeted by Israeli Spyware, Official Says

The accusation, which has not been independently verified, raises new questions over whether Israel is using software made by NSO Group to spy on Palestinians.

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Violent Crime Spikes Among Arabs in Israel as Officials Admit Neglect

Killings of Arabs by Arabs have soared in Israel. The prevailing assumption, an official said, was “as long as they are killing each other, that’s their problem.”

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Israel Security Chief Warns Against Incitement of Conflict as Tensions Mount Before Key Vote

The director of the Shin Bet, Nadav Argaman, made a rare public appeal amid fears that a new round of turmoil might disrupt attempts to form a new government.

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Netanyahu Apology to Bedouins Is Taken as an Affront

Critics and outraged officials accused the Israeli prime minister, on trial for corruption, of exploiting a tragic episode to discredit his own law enforcement agencies.

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Israeli Settler Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian Family in 2015 Arson

Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, faces a life sentence for a racially motivated assault that was widely condemned as terrorism.

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To Track Coronavirus, Israel Moves to Tap Secret Trove of Cellphone Data

The information, intended for use in counterterrorism, would help identify people who have crossed paths with known patients.

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