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Sen. Thom Tillis: Senate trial will expose Dems’ ‘weak’ case for removing a president

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Shortly after House Democrats on Tuesday introduced two articles of impeachment against President Trump alleging abuse of power and obstruction of Congress regarding his interactions with Ukraine, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said the case is “weak” and it will be exposed in a Senate trial.

“I think it’s a trial where the president for the first time will have his defense counsel asking questions, potentially asking for depositions of the whistleblower and others that we haven’t seen any sort of records on,” said Tillis on “America’s Newsroom.”

“I believe that the president wants his case to be heard and I think it will further undermine what I think is a very weak case, one that certainly doesn’t rise to the Senate convening as a jury and then considering removal of the president of the United States,” he added.

DOJ WATCHDOG FINDS NO BIAS IN LAUNCH OF TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE, BUT UNCOVERS ‘SIGNIFICANT’ FBI ERRORS

Tillis also addressed the release of Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz’s report on the origins of the Russia investigation and the issuance of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants for a Trump campaign official.

Tillis spoke out less than 24 hours after Monday’s release of the 476-page report and one day before Horowitz is expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The inspector general found no intentional misconduct or political bias surrounding either the launch of the Trump-Russia investigation or the efforts to seek the controversial FISA warrant to former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in the early stages of that probe.

However, the report revealed that there had been at least 17 “significant inaccuracies and omissions” in the Carter Page FISA applications.

“We’re going through the report,” Tillis said on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday. “My colleagues on the other side of the aisle have dismissed it, but there are several things. You heard the attorney general talk about things where it looks like they were less than stellar in the way they went about getting warrants and conducting the investigation.”

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Attorney General William Barr ripped the FBI’s “intrusive” investigation after the release of Horowitz’s review, saying it was launched based on the “thinnest of suspicions.”

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller acknowledged in his report that investigators did not find evidence of a conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and the Russians in 2016 – which the FBI probed extensively.

“This is about a two-year investigation, tens of millions of dollars being spent,” Tillis said Tuesday. “You would have expected this investigation to be an A-plus. But we do see some lapses that we will cover in the committee and I suspect it won’t be the last committee we hear on it.”

He added that the oversight process will begin Wednesday, but will likely continue through the first part of the year.

“This investigation was sweeping,” Tillis noted. “It looks like in many instances people were a little bit less than focused on some of the information that they used as a basis for going forward with the warrants.”

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“This is not just about the investigation of the president or Russia collusion or obstruction, this is about the integrity of the Department of Justice and we owe it to all the great people in the Department of Justice to get to the facts and then have consequences if we think there was something that went beyond what we think is acceptable behavior.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Trump to 4,000 Israeli Americans in Florida: US-Israel relationship is ‘stronger now than ever before’

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President Trump addressed a crowd of more than 4,000 people at the Israeli American Council (IAC) National Summit in Florida on Saturday night, saying Israel and America have an “unbreakable bond.”

Trump delivered the keynote address at the summit, which took place in Hollywood, Fla., and was welcomed by the crowd chanting “four more years.” The Israeli American Council is financially backed by one of Trump’s top supporters, billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

In the first address by a sitting U.S. president at the IAC Summit, Trump said America and Israel’s relationship is “stronger now than ever before.”

“I have stood firmly and proudly with the state of Israel,” Trump said. He said he kept his promises and that Israel “never had a greater friend in the White House than your president Donald Trump.”

HALEY SUGGESTS CANADA MADE ‘DEAL WITH THE DEVIL’ BY BACKING ANTI-ISRAEL UN RESOLUTION

The president spoke about the latest move by his administration to strengthen Israel’s position and undermine Palestinian claims regarding land sought for a future state. Last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. government is easing its stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Pompeo essentially rejected a 1978 State Department legal opinion holding that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.”

He also said the White House was reversing an Obama administration directive that allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law.

While the announcement received praise from Israeli officials — including Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who called it “historic” — the international community, which overwhelmingly considers the settlements illegal, did not take the news favorably.

In a statement sent to Fox News, Federica Mogherini, vice president of the European Union, said: “The European Union’s position on Israeli settlement policy in the occupied Palestinian territory is clear and remains unchanged: all settlement activity is illegal under international law and it erodes the viability of the two-state solution and the prospects for a lasting peace.”

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Trump already broke with his predecessors by deciding to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the U.S. Embassy to that city and supporting Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region. In Hollywood on Saturday, Trump mentioned all those decisions.

He said recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a “great, great thing.”

Trump talked about Israeli security and said, “My administration made clear Israel’s absolute right to self-defense,” as he referenced the latest round of fighting between Gaza and Israel.

Last month, two days of violence left at least 32 Palestinians dead. During the fighting, the Israel Defense Forces said it was “raining rockets” across the country, with Islamic Jihads firing one projectile every seven minutes. Since then, a senior commander of the terror group was killed by the Israeli military in a targeted airstrike.

Trump also told the crowd of Israeli Americans, “Today the ISIS caliphate has been 100 percent obliterated.”

He noted that a few weeks ago, U.S. special forces killed the founder and leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Trump held a rally in Sunrise, Fla., last week where he also mentioned his unprecedented moves in strengthening U.S.- Israeli relations, which included supporting Israeli sovereignty over the contested Golan Heights region.

It’s a message the president seems to be pushing in his reelection campaign.

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As Trump addressed the crowd at the IAC Summit on Saturday night, Trump also spoke about anti-Semitism and said his administration is committed to curbing the problem.

He said “we must not ignore the vile poison”  and said his administration is “using every single weapon at our disposal.”

He brought up former New York University (NYU) student Adela Cojab to the stage. She said she experienced anti-Semitism on her college campus, including witnessing a student who was a member of a pro-Palestinian group on campus, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), burn an Israeli flag.

Her lawyers filed charges of anti-Semitism and a hostile environment for Jewish students at New York University, and they were notified last month that the Department of Education had opened a full-scale investigation into their allegations.

The complaint sent to the Department of Education said: “SJP is a radical organization affiliated with terror groups, bent on adopting a policy of anti-normalization of Jewish groups, and on isolating, demonizing and ultimately destroying the Jewish state.”

Cojab, who was the president of an Israel advocacy group at NYU and was a representative for Jewish students in student government, graduated in May and filed the complaint one month before.

EDUCATION DEPT. PROBING ALLEGED ANTI-SEMITISM AT NYU

NYU spokesman John Beckman told Fox News Saturday that the university “has not received any direct notice from the Department of Education indicating that there is an OCR investigation.”

“If there is, we know that any allegations that the University has been anything less than highly supportive of or deeply concerned about its Jewish community are untrue and unfair, and ignore the real record,” Beckman said, continuing: “That those involved in disrupting the pro-Israel rave in Washington Square Park in 2018 were referred to the University’s student conduct office; that NYU and its president rejected and criticized attempts to ostracize pro-Israel groups; that the University has publicly, repeatedly, and vigorously repudiated BDS proposals both at NYU and elsewhere … and … that NYU is the only U.S. [university] to have opened its own dedicated academic campus in Israel, has flatly rejected any and all calls to close it, and continues to be committed to it.”

National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.  However, in a statement sent to Fox News, NYU’s SJP chapter said: “NYU Students for Justice in Palestine and NYU Jewish Voice for Peace believe Palestinian liberation and Jewish liberation go hand in hand. We work tirelessly against anti-racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. The fact that around half of SJP is Jewish, along with our interfaith work where an Israeli Jewish woman and a Palestinian Muslim woman crafted a BDS resolution on human rights, is evidence of just that.”

On Saturday night, Cojab thanked President Trump for his work on anti-Semitism.

Trump also brought up U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism  Elan Carr to the stage.

Trump spoke at the 6th annual IAC Summit. Vice President Mike Pence was the keynote speaker at the conference the year before.

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President Trump’s trip to Florida on Saturday also featured a separate address to members of Florida’s Republican Party at the Statesman’s Dinner in Aventura. The Florida GOP did not allow news media coverage of the event.

The trip came hours after Trump celebrated Iran’s decision to free a Chinese-American scholar from Princeton University who had been held since 2016. The U.S., in turn, released an Iranian scientist in its custody.

“We are also working to free hostages unjustly detained around the world including in Iran,” Trump told the crowd on Saturday night.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Minneapolis man who killed girlfriend, hid body sentenced: prosecutors

A Minneapolis man was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Wednesday in the death of his girlfriend, Adelle “Addie” Jensen, who disappeared four years ago and whose body has never been found, prosecutors announced.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Joshua Dow, 35, received 20 years in prison as part of a plea agreement, adding that he pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in the death of his child’s mother, who was 25-years-old at the time of her death.

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New evidence has helped make it clear as to what happened to Jensen four years ago, according to a news release from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

Prosecutors said Dow shot Jensen on November 18, 2015, around 5 a.m. in his home in north Minneapolis. He then took Jensen’s body to a warehouse where he had worked and reportedly stuffed it into a locker. He later dismembered the body and disposed of the remains across the city, prosecutors said.

He and his brother chopped up a couch, which had Jensen’s blood on it, and dumped it in different locations, Fox 9 reported, adding that Dow also forced his brother to help him paint the living room walls to hide the evidence.

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Joshua Dow (left), Adelle “Addie” Jensen (Minnesota Department of Corrections/ Fox 9 File)

Dow lied to police and to Jensen’s parents about seeing her alive, prosecutors said.

During Wednesday’s sentencing, six members of Jensen’s family addressed the court reading victim impact statements.

Jensen’s mother said, “For the past four years, Joshua Dow has created many victims. [Victim’s minor daughter] has been without her mother, our girls have been without their sister, we have been without our beloved daughter. And many, many family members and friends have been devastated by the horrific murder of Adelle Katherine Jensen. Joshua Dow is solely and heinously responsible for taking away a beautiful young soul from God’s world.”

At the time of the shooting, the couple was reportedly separated.

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Dow was convicted of interference with a dead body and first-degree sale of drugs in 2016 and is still in prison on those charges, prosecutors said, adding that he was due to be released in February 2020.

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Tennessee woman found brutally murdered inside counseling center, police say

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Police in Tennessee are investigating the “brutal murder” of a 50-year-old woman who was found dead Wednesday morning inside the counseling center where she worked, authorities said.

“Madison Precinct detectives are investigating the brutal murder of counselor Melissa Hamilton, 50, sometime overnight inside Crossroads Counseling, 521 Gallatin Pk S, where she worked,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department tweeted on Wednesday.

Hamilton’s body was found with obvious trauma, police added.

TENNESSEE TEEN DISMEMBERED GRANDMOTHER’S SHIH-TZU, PLACED HEAD IN DRESSER: POLICE

The counseling center is located in Madison, Tenn., which is about 20 minutes from Nashville.

Hamilton was the assistant director at Crossroads Counseling, according to police.

Her husband woke up Wednesday morning and realized his wife had not returned home, police said, and that he called 911 around 6 a.m. Officers went to the counseling center shortly thereafter and found her body inside.

TENNESSEE WOMAN, 71, ACCUSED OF STABBING HUSBAND IS ‘CHEERFUL’ AND ‘UNFAZED’: INVESTIGATORS SAY

Investigators said Hamilton facilitated a group session at Crossroads Counseling that ended at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It was not uncommon for Hamilton to hold individual counseling following a group session, according to police.

Hamilton’s car was found parked near the front door of the center, police added.

The alleged murder took place in a counseling room toward the back of the building, Fox 17 reported.

Police are reportedly trying to identify who was in the group session on Tuesday night. Detectives are also interviewing Hamilton’s clients and going through files as part of their investigation, according to the station, which said officers are canvassing the area for surveillance footage, as well.

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A medical examiner will determine the exact cause of death, police said.

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3 people arrested in Kentucky after allegedly selling baby for $2G: police

Three people have been arrested in Kentucky after their alleged involvement in the selling and purchase of a baby for $2,000, police said on Tuesday.

Police said they made the arrests after receiving a tip from officials at a Bowling Green elementary school on Monday that a woman had given away a child.

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Authorities spoke with the mother, Maria Domingo Perez (right), who first gave a conflicting statement to police but eventually told officers that she gave her baby to a man and a woman, a news release said.  (Warren County Regional Jail)

Authorities spoke with the mother, Maria Domingo Perez, who first gave a conflicting statement to police but eventually told officers she gave her baby to a man and a woman, according to a press release.

Bowling Green Police said Pascual Jose Manuel and Catarina Felipe Jose told detectives that they gave Domingo Perez $2,000 for the baby.

Social services has taken custody of the baby and Domingo Perez’s four other children, the press release said.

All three people believed to be involved in the transaction have been charged with the selling and purchasing of a child for adoption, which is a felony.

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The investigation is ongoing.

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Dead kittens and cat found in NY trash chute, and Long Island man is arrested: police

A New York man has been charged with animal cruelty after dead kittens and cats were found at his Long Island building.

Justin Visconti, 37, was arrested on Tuesday and is facing four counts of aggravated animal cruelty after a resident and a building employee discovered several dead animals outside the trash chute at the Mineola, N.Y., building, according to Nassau County police. The dead animals were discovered over several different days, police added.

The kittens and cats were bound with duct tape and wrapped in sheets and were found inside cardboard boxes, according to investigators, who added that the animals were then discarded into the building’s trash chute.

Police said the animals died from blunt force trauma.

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(Nassau County Police Department)

“These cats were badly mutilated, these cats were tortured by some means,” WABC-TV reported Jed Painter with the Nassau County District Attorney’s Animal Crimes Unit said. “We had multiple broken bones. In fact, one of the animals, pretty much every single bone in the body was broken.”

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The animals did not reportedly belong to Visconti and it is not clear where they came from.

Visconti’s neighbor’s found out about the deaths when police officers were knocking on doors, asking residents if they were missing their cats, according to the television station, which added that residents also got a letter informing them about the disturbing discovery.

“This person needs help. That’s terrible that something so innocent that doesn’t understand what’s happening to do that, that’s the worst thing I can think of,” one neighbor, who is a cat owner, reportedly said.

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Visconti has a criminal history which includes prior arrests for grand larceny, stalking and aggravated harassment, the news outlet reported.

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New Jersey hospital gives kidney transplant to wrong patient, official says

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A hospital in New Jersey is acknowledging a kidney transplant mix-up, according to a spokesman who said that both patients ultimately ended up receiving a kidney “and are doing well.”

Officials at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden, N.J., said that on Nov. 18, a 51-year-old patient underwent a successful kidney transplant. However, that organ was supposed to go to a different patient who was higher on the donor transplant list, who had the same name and was around the same age, hospital officials said.

The next day, when hospital officials became aware of the mistake, the medical center voluntarily reported it to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network and the New Jersey Department of Health, Daniel Moise, a spokesman for Virtua Health, confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.

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He said that the second patient received a successful transplant on Sunday, six days later.

“The good news is that both individuals who were in need of a kidney received a kidney within one week of one another and both are doing well,” Moise told Fox News.

The medical director and the transplant coordinator visited the patient who should have received the kidney last week in person to offer their apologies, as well as any additional support needed, according to a press release.

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Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Reginald Blaber released a statement and said, “We have a profound responsibility to people who literally place their lives in our hands. Mistakes of this magnitude are rare, and despite the unusual circumstances of similar patient identities, additional verification would have prevented this error.”

“This is an unprecedented event in our respected 40-plus-year transplant program,” Blader continued. “As an organization committed to safety and process, we immediately instituted additional measures and educational reinforcement to help ensure this does not happen again.”

Blaber added, “We know that taking accountability and talking about issues openly and honestly is how we learn and improve.”

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It was not immediately known if the patients have been released from the hospital.

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Palestinians protest US settlement policy shift in ‘day of rage’

Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the West Bank on Tuesday, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement last week that the U.S. government will ease its stance on Israeli settlements.

Around 2,000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah by midday, where they set fire to posters of President Trump as well as Israeli and American flags.

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Palestinian demonstrator throws back tear gas fired by Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law., at checkpoint Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Schools, universities and government offices were closed and rallies were being held in other West Bank cities as well.

Last week’s announcement that the U.S. no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law was the latest move by the Trump administration to bolster Israel’s position and undermine Palestinian claims regarding land sought for a future state.

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Pompeo essentially rejected a 1978 State Department legal opinion holding that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” He also said the White House was reversing an Obama administration directive that allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law.

Trump already broke with his predecessors by deciding earlier to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the U.S. Embassy to that city and closing the Palestinian diplomatic office in Washington.

“The biased American policy toward Israel, and the American support of the Israeli settlements and the Israeli occupation, leaves us with only one option: To go back to resistance,” Mahmoud Aloul, an official with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, told the crowd in Ramallah on Tuesday.

Demonstrators held signs that said, “Trump to impeachment, (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu to jail, the occupation will go and we will remain on our land.”

Netanyahu was formally charged last week in a series of corruption cases.

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Palestinian demonstrators burn tires as they clash with Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. settlement policy shift at checkpoint Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Dozens of protesters threw stones on Tuesday at Israeli forces stationed at checkpoints near Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron. Israeli forces retaliated with tear gas.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

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Israeli leaders welcomed the U.S. decision to ease its stance on Israeli settlements, including Netanyahu who called it “historic.”

The Palestinians and most of the international community have said the settlements are illegal and undermine hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up land sought by the Palestinians.

Israel has said the fate of the settlements should be determined in negotiations.

Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and quickly began settling the newly conquered territory. About 700,000 Israelis currently live in the two areas.

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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Tuesday’s protests came just hours after the death of Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diak, 35, following a battle with cancer. Organizers had said the demonstrations — which were planned before his death — would also call for Abu Diak’s release from Israeli custody to allow him to die at his family’s side. Israeli officials reportedly denied the request.

In a statement, Israel’s prisons service said he was serving three life sentences for voluntary manslaughter and kidnapping, among other charges.

Abu Diak was allegedly involved in the killing of three Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israeli security forces and was arrested in the early 2000s, during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

Previous deaths of terminally ill Palestinian prisoners have set off protests and accusations of medical negligence on the part of Israeli authorities.

Also, on Tuesday, the Israeli military said two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel, adding that one was intercepted by an Iron Dome missile battery.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the second in one week, which rattled the shaky cease-fire brokered earlier this month that ended two straight days of fighting with Palestinian militants.

The Israel Defense Forces also reported a rocket attack on Monday, tweeting, “Nine days of calm between Israel and Gaza were just broken when a projectile was fired from #Gaza at #Israel. Thankfully, it landed in an open area.”

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Palestinians protest US settlement policy shift in ‘day of rage’

Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the West Bank on Tuesday, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement last week that the U.S. government will ease its stance on Israeli settlements.

Around 2,000 people gathered in the West Bank city of Ramallah by midday, where they set fire to posters of President Trump as well as Israeli and American flags.

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Palestinian demonstrator throws back tear gas fired by Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law., at checkpoint Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Schools, universities and government offices were closed and rallies were being held in other West Bank cities as well.

Last week’s announcement that the U.S. no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law was the latest move by the Trump administration to bolster Israel’s position and undermine Palestinian claims regarding land sought for a future state.

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Pompeo essentially rejected a 1978 State Department legal opinion holding that civilian settlements in the occupied territories are “inconsistent with international law.” He also said the White House was reversing an Obama administration directive that allowed the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution declaring the settlements a “flagrant violation” of international law.

Trump already broke with his predecessors by deciding earlier to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the U.S. Embassy to that city and closing the Palestinian diplomatic office in Washington.

“The biased American policy toward Israel, and the American support of the Israeli settlements and the Israeli occupation, leaves us with only one option: To go back to resistance,” Mahmoud Aloul, an official with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement, told the crowd in Ramallah on Tuesday.

Demonstrators held signs that said, “Trump to impeachment, (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu to jail, the occupation will go and we will remain on our land.”

Netanyahu was formally charged last week in a series of corruption cases.

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Palestinian demonstrators burn tires as they clash with Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. settlement policy shift at checkpoint Beit El near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Dozens of protesters threw stones on Tuesday at Israeli forces stationed at checkpoints near Ramallah, Bethlehem and Hebron. Israeli forces retaliated with tear gas.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

CEASE-FIRE REACHED WITH ISRAEL TO END GAZA FIGHTING, ISLAMIC JIHAD SAYS

Israeli leaders welcomed the U.S. decision to ease its stance on Israeli settlements, including Netanyahu who called it “historic.”

The Palestinians and most of the international community have said the settlements are illegal and undermine hopes for a two-state solution by gobbling up land sought by the Palestinians.

Israel has said the fate of the settlements should be determined in negotiations.

Israel captured the West Bank and east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and quickly began settling the newly conquered territory. About 700,000 Israelis currently live in the two areas.

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Palestinian demonstrators run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during the protest against the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Tuesday’s protests came just hours after the death of Palestinian prisoner Sami Abu Diak, 35, following a battle with cancer. Organizers had said the demonstrations — which were planned before his death — would also call for Abu Diak’s release from Israeli custody to allow him to die at his family’s side. Israeli officials reportedly denied the request.

In a statement, Israel’s prisons service said he was serving three life sentences for voluntary manslaughter and kidnapping, among other charges.

Abu Diak was allegedly involved in the killing of three Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israeli security forces and was arrested in the early 2000s, during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising.

Previous deaths of terminally ill Palestinian prisoners have set off protests and accusations of medical negligence on the part of Israeli authorities.

Also, on Tuesday, the Israeli military said two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel, adding that one was intercepted by an Iron Dome missile battery.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the second in one week, which rattled the shaky cease-fire brokered earlier this month that ended two straight days of fighting with Palestinian militants.

The Israel Defense Forces also reported a rocket attack on Monday, tweeting, “Nine days of calm between Israel and Gaza were just broken when a projectile was fired from #Gaza at #Israel. Thankfully, it landed in an open area.”

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Los Angeles police shoot, kill machete-wielding carjack suspect, officers say

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A robbery suspect armed with a machete was shot and killed by police in Southern California Monday after he allegedly carjacked a vehicle then crashed into two police cruisers, officers said.

The Los Angeles Police Department said the suspect, who has not yet been identified, robbed an AutoZone auto parts store near the busy intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood.

“He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, and he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us,” AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. “Then he grabbed the battery and runs away.”

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The suspect then walked over to a nearby Chick-fil-A and allegedly began threatening customers before he carjacked a male driver in the drive-thru, the station reported, citing witnesses.

“As he’s running with the machete, he’s pretty much got the cops chasing [him] down,” witness Clinton Gunnels said. “They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he hijacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that’s when he hopped over to the driver’s seat and that’s when he drove off.”

In a media briefing posted on Twitter police described the machete as a foot to a foot-and-a-half long.

KTLA reported that video taken by a witness showed the suspect driving away in the customer’s black car, stopping a short distance from the drive-thru, then crashing into two LAPD vehicles. The footage then reportedly showed the man getting out of the car at the intersection and running away from officers while holding the machete.

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Officers gave the suspect several commands to drop the weapon and used less-lethal options, Fox 11 reported.

The man did not comply and was shot by an officer shortly thereafter, police said, adding that he was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said one officer sustained minor injuries to his elbow and knee. He was treated at the scene.

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The witnesses who took cell phone videos reportedly were asked to turn their footage over to the police. The investigation is ongoing.

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