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Israel settlers violence

A group of Palestinian olive farmers have been attacked by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian media say the attack took place near the town of Salfit, while farmers were harvesting their olive trees. About 30 settlers from a nearby settlement hurled stones and used pepper spray at the farmers. Four people sustained minor injuries as a result. The media also cited a local farmer as saying that the attackers smashed cars and stolen olives. Israeli police say they have arrested four settlers in connection with the robbery. Settler violence has seen an uptick in recent months. Last month, dozens of Palestinians injured after settlers attacked a Bedouin village in the southern West Bank.

Backing Iran nuclear stance

Iran slams the European signatories to he 2015 Iran nuclear deal for what it called their inaction to salvage the agreement. Iran's foreign minister made the criticism in a phone conversation with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed Tehran’s commitment to resuming the Vienna talks aimed at removing the US’s anti-Iran sanctions. Wang Yi, for his part, said all the signatories to the deal, known as the JCPOA, must return to full compliance with their obligations. He said Beijing acknowledges Tehran's legitimate position of safeguarding its national interests on the nuclear issue. The two diplomats also stressed their countries’ willingness to promote bilateral ties. That includes a push for greater development of the comprehensive strategic partnership deal the two sides signed earlier this year.

UK MP fatal stabbing

British police have declared the fatal stabbing of Conservative Party’s lawmaker, David Amess a terrorist incident. The Metropolitan police say the early investigation has revealed a potential motivation linked to extremism. A 25-year-old British man of Somali origin was arrested at the crime scene in Leigh-on-Sea town, east of London. Police say they are not seeking anyone else over the murder. The veteran MP was talking with voters at a church when he was stabbed to death on Friday. Lawmakers are now pressing for tougher security. Home Secretary, Priti Patel has ordered police across the country to review security arrangements for all 650 MPs. 69-year-old Amess was the second sitting lawmaker murdered in just over five years. Jo Cox from the Labour Party was killed in 2016 while meeting his constituents.


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