There are fears that violence could escalate on the West Bank after Israel barred Palestinians from entering Jerusalem's Old City. Israel announced the move after a Palestinian teenager stabbed two Israelis to death and injured two more.
An Israeli man has been killed after a shooting near Havat Gilad, an Israeli settlement on the West Bank. Tensions in the region have risen since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's move comes a few days after President Trump threatened to cut off US aid to Palestinians. Experts warn that closing the agency could increase poverty and fuel violence.
The arrival of Greek Patriarch Theophilos III in Bethlehem was the center of a protest against church land sales to Jewish groups. Some townships had called for a boycott of the midnight mass attended by the patriarch.
Donald Trump is threatening to cut off US aid to the Palestinian territories. The move, which follows his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, could have dire consequences for people in Gaza and the West Bank.
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