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Israeli demonstrators torch part of UN compound in Jerusalem – Times of India

JERUSALEM: The main United Nations aid agency for Palestinians closed its headquarters in East Jerusalem after local Israeli residents set fire to areas at the edge of the sprawling compound, the agency said.Philippe Lazzarini, the head of UNWRA, said in a post on the social media platform X that he had decided to close the compound until proper security was restored.He said Thursday's incident was the second in less than a week. "This is an outrageous development. Once again, the lives of UN staff were at a serious risk," he said. "It is the responsibility of the State of Israel as an occupying power to ensure that United Nations personnel and facilities are protected at all times," he said.UNRWA, set up to deal with the Palestinian refugees who fled or were forced from their homes dur...
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Israel army says four soldiers killed in north Gaza – Times of India

JERUSALEM: The Israeli army said four soldiers were killed on Friday when an "explosive device" went off near a school in Gaza City."The four soldiers were killed in the same incident, from an explosive device near a school in the area of Zeitoun", a southern neighbourhood of Gaza City, the military said.In a statement, the military said that two other soldiers were "seriously injured" in the blast, including an officer. Separately, the Israeli military said that two soldiers were seriously wounded in fighting in southern Gaza, adding that they had been evacuated to hospital for treatment.Several armed groups issued statements Friday claiming a range of attacks in Gaza.The Al-Quds Brigade, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad, said it "detonated a field of mines and high-explosive ground dev...