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March 3, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump, February 15, 2017

Israel, US Discuss Strategy to Counter UN Human Rights Council Article

March 2, 2017

The scene of the attack (Photo: South Mt. Hebron Council)

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed an Israeli settlers in the southern Mount Hebron area of the West Bank on Wednesday afternoon, after which the settler opened fire on the terrorist and amanged to kill him.

The terrorist infiltrated the Mor Farm outpost near the settlement Teneh Omarim, where he stabbed and lightly wounded a settler, at his home and in front of his children.

A preliminary investigation found that the terrorist entered the farm, and that after the settler heard noises coming from the outside, he exited his house and noticed the terrorist holding two knives. The settler then ran home to retrieve a gun, with the terrorist in hot pursuit. Both men reached the settler's home, where the terrorist proceeded to stab him before his wife and children. The settler then shot and killed the terrorist.

Residents of Teneh Omarim were told to stay indoors, as searches for a possible second terrorist are being carried out.

Palestinian stabs Israeli in southern Mount Hebron area Document

Streets of Berlin (File photo)

Police in Berlin are investigating a possible link between a series of 'acid' attacks in the German capital, in which women had corrosive liquid sprayed into their faces by cyclists.

Last Monday, a woman was victim of such an attack in the fifth incident of this kind in the capital since December.

The 27-year-old woman was strolling down a street in Friedrichshain, a nightlife district east of the city centre, when an unidentified cyclist approached her and sprayed a liquid in her face.

The exact nature of the liquid, which had splashed on nearby cars during the attack, is not known but the firefighters who neutralized it suspect it was acid according to Die Welt.

The victim, who was rushed to hospital to be treated for serious damage to her eyes, simply described her attacker as 'wearing dark clothes,' police said in a statement.

In January 2017, another woman who was walking home at night was sprayed in the face by a cyclist in Prenzlauer Berg, a few kilometers north of Friedrichshain. She, too, was 27.

And in December, three women were attacked with a skin-irritating liquid in the neighborhoods of Prenzlauer Berg, Weissensee and Charlottenburg.

In one of these attacks, the substance was found to be battery acid. In a second case, investigators found the substance was water which had been squirted from a water gun.

Berlin Gripped by Fear as Acid-Throwing Cyclists Target Women Document

March 1, 2017

UN Human Rights Council, Geneva

The U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Erin Barclay, spoke before the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva and said:

"The council's annual rebuke of Israel has been a particular source of irritation for both Republican and Democratic US administrations."

State Dept rep says Israel-bashing UN Rights Council was "a source of irritation" to Democrats Article

The site of a stabbing in the Havat Mor settlement outpost near Hebron

A Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded a resident of the southern West Bank settlement outpost of Havat Mor inside his home on Wednesday, the army said.

The Israeli man drew his gun and shot the terrorist, who was pronounced dead on the scene by a local doctor, a spokesperson for the Magen David Adom ambulance service said.

The Palestinian man had broken into the West Bank outpost in the Hebron Hills, the army said.

Israeli troops and Magen David Adom ambulances were called to the scene.

The victim, 33, suffered stab wounds to the limbs, Magen David Adom said. He was described as lightly injured. "When we arrived at the scene we saw the victim, fully conscious and walking around. We gave him medical treatment, including bandaging. He was in stable condition," a medic said.

On Tuesday, police set up roadblocks and closed streets for several hours in response to suspicions of an unspecified "security incident" in the Beersheba-Rahat area, several kilometers south of the scene of Wednesday's attack.

They lifted the precautions Tuesday night.

Israeli security officials have noted a marked drop in attacks in the last several months, following a several-month wave of violence starting in October 2015.

However, sporadic attacks have persisted.

Last month, at least five people were lightly wounded when a Palestinian man opened fire at a bus and stabbed a person near an outdoor market in the central Israeli city of Petah Tikva.

Since October 2015, 40 Israelis, two Americans, a Palestinian and an Eritrean national have been killed in stabbing, car-ramming and shooting attacks.

According to AFP figures, some 250 Palestinians, a Jordanian and a Sudanese migrant have also been killed, 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 Gaza Strip.

Terrorist breaks into West Bank home, stabs resident Document

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Erin M. Barclay

During the High Level segment of the Human Rights Council's 34th session in Geneva, Erin M. Barclay, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, gave the U.S. national intervention.

Ms. Barclay said:

" government will be considering the Council's actions with an eye toward reform to more fully achieve the Council's mission to protect and promote human rights."

Obama State Dept holdover given lead of US UN Human Rights Council delegation. Talks "reform" of the unreformable. Development

February 28, 2017

Women in a makeshift hospital in Hama, Syria, after a gas attack (File photo)

Russia and China Prove UN Inability to Discern the Real Villains, Veto Security Council Resolution on Syria's Chemical Weapons Use Article

Suhail al-Hindi, (center) Chairman of the UNRWA Staff Union in the Gaza Strip (File photo)

UNRWA Gaza Staffer Suspended After Elected to Hamas' Bureau Was Previously Reinstated After Suspension for Hamas Affiliation Article

Police on Sunday dust for fingerprints on a headstone that was knocked down at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia (Associated Press)

More Bomb Threats at Jewish Schools and Community Centers, and Another Jewish Cemetery is Vandalized Article

February 27, 2017

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein (File photo)

UN Rights Chief Opens UN "Human Rights" Council with Not So Subtle Swipe at Trump Administration: "Reckless Political Profiteers" Development

President Donald Trump speaking during joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, February 15, 2017

Report: Trump May Pull U.S. Out of UN Human Rights Council Due to Israel Bias Article

A Palestinian terrorist at a rally marking the 29th anniversary of the founding of the Hamas movement, Gaza City, December 14, 2016

Israel Demands UNRWA Fire Suspended Gaza Staffer Who Was Elected to Hamas' Leadership Article

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (File photo)

Right From Wrong: Nikki Haley's First Hurrah Article

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (File photo)

Palestinian Leader to Bask in Esteem of UN "Human Rights" Council Article