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Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team
US & Canada · Jerusalem

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

47% Center coverage: 77 sources
Shireen Abu Akleh was killed while covering an Israeli military raid in the West Bank city of Jenin on May 11. The Palestinian Authority has refused to hand over the bullet to Israel, saying they could not trust the Israelis to conduct an impartial investigation. The bullet will be examined at the US Embassy in Jerusalem, PA Attorney General Akram Al Khatib says.See the Story
Israel’s parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years
Middle East · Jerusalem

Israel’s parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years

37% Center coverage: 68 sources
Israeli lawmakers voted on Thursday to hold an early national election on Nov 1. The vote will give Benjamin Netanyahu, the right-wing former prime minister and current opposition leader, a chance to regain power. The country held four elections in two years, the fifth in less than four years. Yair Lapid, the foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country's caretaker prime minister.See the Story
Al Jazeera reporter likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions, U.S. says
Crime · Washington

Al Jazeera reporter likely killed by unintentional gunfire from Israeli positions, U.S. says

57% Center coverage: 75 sources
The State Department said Shireen Abu Akleh was likely hit by shots fired from Israeli military positions. The bullet was too badly damaged to draw a definitive conclusion about the gun it was fired from, it said. The State Department also said there was “no reason to believe” her shooting was intentional.See the Story

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Hezbollah · Jerusalem

Hezbollah sends drones toward Israeli gas rig in disputed waters

40% Left coverage: 48 sources
Israeli armed forces said they had used a fighter jet and a missile ship to intercept the three over Israel's economic waters. Hezbollah said the three drones were there to gather information. The arrival of the Energean Power FPSO triggered protests from Lebanon. Israel, at the time, made it clear it would provide security for the operation.See the Story
Middle East · Jerusalem

Israel says it will test bullet that killed reporter, Palestinians disagree

47% Left coverage: 19 sources
Israel is to conduct a ballistics test on the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, the Israeli army said Sunday. Palestinian Authority handed the bullet to US experts, but not Israel, a day earlier. Palestinian sources in Ramallah have said they expected the test to be conducted at the US embassy in Jerusalem.See the Story
Middle East · Jerusalem

Israel's caretaker PM Lapid holds first Cabinet meeting

42% Left coverage: 19 sources
Lapid commented on the incident that took place Saturday evening, when Israel's military shot down three Hezbollah drones flying toward Karish gas rig. "Hamas and Hezbollah are not waiting. We have to act against them in all areas, at any given moment, and that is exactly what we will do," he said.See the Story
Human Rights Watch · West Bank

Rights group: Palestinians torture detainees with impunity

69% Center coverage: 16 sources
Human Rights Watch calls for donor countries to cut off funding to Palestinian security forces. Report alleges that security forces use solitary confinement and beatings. Report comes a year after the death of Nizar Banat, an outspoken critic of the Palestinian Authority. His family says he died after security forces stormed his residence and beat him with metal batons.See the Story
Middle East · Jerusalem

A leader for all Israelis? Yair Lapid takes over as caretaker prime minister

44% Left coverage: 9 sources
Yair Lapid officially took over as caretaker prime minister on Friday. The son of a prominent family, Lapid has dabbled in acting, screenwriting, music and even amateur boxing. He became best known to the Israeli public as a journalist-turned-politician.See the Story
Hezbollah · Beirut

Lebanon PM chides unofficial moves in Israel row after Hezbollah sends drones

50% Left coverage: 12 sources
Lebanon's prime minister criticizes any unofficial dealings over its sea border row with Israel. Hezbollah movement sent three drones towards an Israeli gas rig that were shot down. Hezbollah launched its operation on Saturday following long-standing but so far fruitless U.S.-mediated efforts to agree on a maritime border.See the Story
Judaism · Nablus

Israeli military, Palestinians clash at West Bank shrine

50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Palestinian gunmen opened fire at Jewish worshipers on Thursday at a flashpoint holy site in the occupied West Bank. An Israeli military officer and two civilians were wounded, the Israeli army said. Some Jews believe the biblical Joseph is buried at the site, while Palestinians say it's the tomb of a Sheikh.See the Story
Europe · Jerusalem

Israel, Poland to restore relations strained by Holocaust restitution row

50% Right coverage: 8 sources
Poland introduced a law last year limiting the ability of Jews to recover World War Two properties. The move marked a shift for new Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid. Lapid had denounced as "anti-Semitic and immoral" the bill affecting property seized by Nazi German occupiers.See the Story

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