U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah December 5, 2013. Photo by Reuters
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Israeli forces killed one Palestinian and wounded four others on Wednesday, when Palestinian youths started clashing with the forces during a special arrest operation in the West Bank city of Jenin. 

Hours later, a Palestinian was killed during an overnight military operation to capture a terrorist cell in the West Bank town of Qalqilyah. The IDF says the Palestinian was killed only after the elite force was shot at, and returned fire.

The Palestinians are willing to continue negotiating with Israel beyond the April deadline originally set for the talks if the parties can conclude a framework agreement that addresses all the core issues by then which, according to chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat, is possible, if Israel wants to do so.

An Egyptian court acquitted the two sons of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and former premier Ahmed Shafiq of corruption charges.

The continued detention of Bedouin youths who were arrested during a violent protest three weeks ago is unjustified and aberrant, according to attorneys for the accused.

Former Bank Hapoalim Chairman Danny Dankner was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to reduced charges relating to misconduct during his time at the bank.

Iranian-American video game maker Navid Khonsari , maker of "Grand Theft Auto" and "Max Payne", has created "1979 Revolution," a truly revolutionary video game that revisits the turbulent days of the overthrow of the Shah.

A bag containing some $200,000 worth of diamonds was found on the streets and returned to its owner, a veteran dealer who had dropped them next to the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan.