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On Oct. 18, a Palestinian man was shot dead after reportedly running with a knife at security forces at a West Bank checkpoint. The previous day, a Palestinian was shot by undercover security forces after reportedly ramming his car into their unmarked vehicle near Ramallah.
If reports of deepening Iranian involvement and increasing financial support for Hamas in Gaza and the West Bank are accurate, it can’t mean anything good for the future of either the Palestinian territories or Israel.
For most countries, it would be unthinkable to support, let alone supply, al-Shabaab. Except for Turkey.
Travellers looking for a vacation on the wrong side of an internationally-recognised “green line” needn’t fret now that global rentals agency Airbnb is boycotting properties in Israeli communities in the West Bank – they can use Airbnb’s services in the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” instead