Palestinian jail for Israeli deaths

West Bank court sentences two Palestinians to 15 years for killing Israelis.

    Israeli troops patrol the site where the two off-duty soldiers and two Palestinians were killed [AFP] 
    Israeli rescue workers said a third person, a woman in her 20s, hid from the attackers to avoid being shot.
     
    Shortly after the shooting in the village of Halhul, Hamas and Islamic Jihad took responsibility for the attack.
     
    But al-Safi said the two accused were not affiliated with either of the groups.
     
    Israel has said it will not loosen its grip on the West Bank until the security forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, rein in fighters there.
     
    Abbas's government condemned the attack on the soldiers and has said it was meeting its security obligations by carrying out a crackdown in West Bank cities.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.