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Israel approves new housing units

Israel approves new housing units

JERUSALEM, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Israel approved the construction of 1,500 housing units in East Jerusalem and plans to OK another 5,000 units by the week's end, officials said.
Palestinians claim Israel broke cease-fire

Palestinians claim Israel broke cease-fire

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations is alleging Israel broke a cease-fire by opening fire on 20 farmers in a field in the Gaza Strip Friday.
Palestinian envoy studies UNESCO vote

Palestinian envoy studies UNESCO vote

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The top Palestinian envoy to the United Nations said he was studying how countries voted to admit the territory to UNESCO to help gauge a possible U.N. vote.

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Eight in Security Council back Palestinian bid

Eight in Security Council back Palestinian bid

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The Palestinian leadership has pledges for eight Security Council votes for its U.N. membership bid, a vote short of the nine needed, its foreign minister said.
Israelis, Palestinians square off at U.N.

Israelis, Palestinians square off at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Israel is unable to distance itself from the mindset that it is occupying the Palestinian territories, the United Nations heard from a Palestinian envoy.

Israeli jets bomb Hamas weapons tunnels

GAZA, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli jets Sunday bombed tunnels used by Palestinian militants to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, officials said.

Israeli envoy walks out of U.N. session

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Israel's ambassador walked out on the United Nations session that resulted in a strong call to Israel to end its military operations in the Gaza Strip.
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Ambassador Riyad Mansour, Palestinian UN Observer (left) and Ambassador Nouhad Mahmoud, Special Envoy for Lebanon confer while Israel and the United States address the United Nations Security Council on the escalating crisis in the Middle East as of July 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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