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Israel claims West Bank land for possible settlement use, draws U.S. rebuke

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JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.

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U.N., Fiji say no word on location of peacekeepers abducted in Golan Heights 31 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - The head of the Fijian army said on Sunday negotiations for the release of 44 soldiers abducted by an al Qaeda-linked group on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights were being pursued as the United Nations said it had no word on the troops' whereabouts.

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Israel says shoots down drone over Golan Heights 31 Aug 2014

GOLAN HEIGHTS - Israel's military said it shot down a drone that flew from Syria into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights on Sunday.

Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan -U.N 31 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said.

Philippine peacekeepers rescued from militants on Golan - U.N. 31 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS/EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights - Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said.

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U.N. tries to locate Fijian peacekeepers seized on Golan Heights 30 Aug 2014

QUNEITRA Golan Heights - U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 44 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria.

U.N. was told Golan peacekeepers seized "for their protection" 30 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations on Friday said it had been informed that the Islamist militants who seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights did so "for their own protection" and that all the detained blue-helmeted soldiers are safe.

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped 29 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by militants, 81 trapped 28 Aug 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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Away from Gaza war, Arab East Jerusalem seethes with protests and raids 28 Aug 2014

JERUSALEM - Violent protests in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem have been raging nightly beyond the spotlight on the Gaza war, leading to a crackdown by Israeli police in which hundreds of Palestinians have been detained.