Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: January 18, 2019

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Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid,

The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to documents reviewed by NPR.

Pro-Palestinian lawmaker shakes up Israel status quo with seat on foreign affairs panel,

Somali-American Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is one of two freshmen Democrats openly embracing the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. On Wednesday she joined the House Foreign Affairs Committee, giving her an unprecedented opportunity to elevate BDS as an issue on the traditionally pro-Israel panel — should she choose to do so.

IDF destroys home of Palestinian teen who killed Ari Fuld,

The home of the family of Khalil Jabarin, 16, was blown up Friday in the village of Yatta near Hebron, Ynet reported. The teenager, who is standing trial for murder in Israel, fatally stabbed Fuld in September.

Israel goes after Hamas in Sinai,

Recent reports suggest that Israel has been leading a campaign in the Sinai Peninsula to stop arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed,

A Palestinian-American who received a life sentence for selling property to Jews is reportedly set to be sent to US.