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November 25, 2016
A Palestinian man armed with a knife tried to stab a member of the security forces at a checkpoint in the East Jerusalem refugee camp of Shuafat on Friday evening and was shot dead.
Police said there were no Israeli injuries.
"At the barrier of the Shuafat refugee camp Friday evening, a young Arab man approached security forces with a knife and tried to stab one of them," Israel Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said.
Forces "replied by neutralizing him," she added, later confirming he had died.
A later statement said a row had broken out during a search of a minibus at the entrance of the camp.
On Tuesday, a Palestinian would-be attacker was also shot dead by Israeli security forces as he attempted to stab a guard at a crossing outside Jerusalem, police said. The guard was unhurt.
That incident occurred at the Qalandiya Crossing north of Jerusalem, which links the capital to the Palestinian refugee camp of the same name.
A spate of stabbings by Palestinian assailants a year ago has waned over the last six months, though sporadic attacks have persisted.
From October 2015 to October 2016, 36 Israelis, two Americans and an Eritrean national were killed in stabbing, car-ramming and shooting attacks.
According to AFP figures, some 238 Palestinians, a Jordanian and a Sudanese migrant were also killed during the violent spurt, most of them in the course of carrying out attacks, Israel says, and many of the others in clashes with troops in the West Bank and at the Gaza border, as well as in Israeli airstrikes in the Strip.
November 23, 2016
"Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, United Nations Commissioner on Human Rights, is reportedly preparing to take on President-elect Donald Trump over human rights.
'If [Trump] puts any of those ghastly campaign pledges into action we will condemn,' a U.N. official declared... It was necessary to call out the U.S. to set an example for other smaller member states, the officials said.
Hussein publicly chastised Trump throughout the 2016 campaign, telling reporters Trump's rhetoric is 'deeply unsettling and disturbing to me.' Hussein even compared Trump's campaign style to that of ISIS propaganda saying his 'use of half-truths and oversimplification, the propaganda of Daesh uses tactics similar to those of the populists.' He went so far as to declare that Trump's election would be 'dangerous from an international point of view.'
While Hussein served as Jordan's Ambassador to the U.N. he voted in favor of resolutions that would criminalize blasphemy. Blasphemy laws in the Islamic countries are frequently used to target critics of the Muslim faith, including 2006 Danish cartoons which depicted the Prophet Muhammed. Jordan itself convicted the Danish cartooners in absentia in 2011."
UN Resolution Again Reaffirms Durban Declaration Development
November 22, 2016
November 21, 2016