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Palestinian-American gets 2 life terms for Israeli teen’s murder

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An Israeli military court Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian man with US citizenship to two life terms and more than $800,000 in penalties for the murder of a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank.

“The defendant will serve a total of two life sentences for this case,” the three-judge panel of the military court ruled.

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Montasser Shalabi, 44, was convicted last August of “intentional manslaughter — equivalent to the offence of murder” after he opened fire at passengers waiting at a bus stop at Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank in May 2021.

The attack killed Yehuda Guetta, 19, a student at a religious seminary in Itamar settlement, and wounded two of his friends.

The military court ruled that Shalabi should also pay the equivalent of $484,000 to Guetta’s family, $323,000 to a student left paralyzed by his shooting injuries, and about $6,500 to a another student lightly injured in the attack.

In July, the army demolished Shalabi’s house in Turmus Ayya village, northeast of Ramallah in the West Bank, a move denounced by the US.

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US considering moving troops from Western Europe to Eastern Europe: NATO diplomat

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The United States is considering transferring some troops stationed in Western Europe to Eastern Europe in the coming weeks, a NATO diplomat told Reuters, amid escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia.

“This has to do with American troops that are already in Europe,” the diplomat said, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirming a New York Times report that said US President Joe Biden was considering sending US troops to the Baltics and Eastern European allies.

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NATO said on Monday it was putting forces on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Russia denounced as an escalation of tensions over Ukraine.

The diplomat said the potential troop movements would be gradual and that any filling of NATO gaps on its eastern flank could take place in the coming weeks.

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Several wounded in shooting in German city; gunman dead

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A lone gunman wounded several people at a lecture theater in the southwestern German city of Heidelberg on Monday, police said.

Police said in a brief statement that the perpetrator was dead, but didn’t give details of how that happened. They had earlier asked people on Twitter to avoid the Neuenheimer Feld area of Heidelberg, where the city’s university campus is located.

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Police didn’t specify how many people were wounded, or how seriously, and there was no information on their identities or that of the suspected shooter. The university’s press office declined to give any details on the shooting and referred all inquiries to police.

German news agency dpa cited unidentified security sources as saying that the gunman killed himself.

Police said the weapon used in the shooting was a long-barreled firearm.

Heidelberg is located south of Frankfurt and has about 160,000 inhabitants. Its university is one of Germany’s best-known.

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Aramco CEO says oil demand nearing pre-pandemic levels: Report

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Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Al Nasser said that the demand for oil is nearing pre-pandemic levels, Asharq Business reported in a tweet on Monday.

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