Top news stories from Israel/Palestine: March 1, 2019

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Israeli politics

Netanyahu to stand trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, pending hearing,

In a decision that drastically shakes up Israeli politics less than six weeks before general elections, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be charged with criminal wrongdoing in three separate cases against him, including bribery in the far-reaching Bezeq corruption probe, pending a hearing.

Occupation/Human rights

What's behind the unrest at Al-Aqsa's Bab al-Rahma?,

Palestinians see any change in status quo a step towards partitioning holy site, building the Third Temple over Al-Aqsa.

Are Palestinian police protecting settlers?,

Israeli media report that Palestinian plainclothes policemen were deployed to protect settlers from Palestinian citizens, which the Palestinian police denies.

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