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Israeli far-right activist Yehuda Glick has been shot and wounded outside a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to be permitted to pray at an Old City compound holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israeli media reported.
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A baby has been killed and eight people injured after a car slammed into a packed crowd in Jerusalem in what police described as a "terrorist attack".
The driver was shot by police as he tried to run away after ploughing his vehicle into the pedestrians and was in serious condition in hospital.
Parliament has voted in favour of a symbolic motion to recognise Palestine as a state by 274 votes to 12.
MPs will take part in an historic vote tonight that will call on the Government to recognise Palestine as a state alongside Israel.
Tonight's debate is considered to be the first lengthy talks on the issue in Parliament since 2012.
It follows the collapse of peace talks between Israel and Palestine and the most recent conflict in Gaza, which claimed the lives of more than 2,100 Palestinians - mostly civilians - as well as 70 Israelis.
A motion before MPs urges them to support the view that the Government should recognise Palestine as a state, although an amendment suggests this step should be taken once peace negotiations have successfully concluded.
David Cameron will abstain in a vote on whether the UK should recognise Palestine as a state, Downing Street said.
Mr Cameron's spokesman added that the vote in Parliament will not alter Government policy.
Sweden became the first major member of the European Union to recognise the state of Palestine earlier this month.
Sweden is to recognise the state of Palestine in a move that will make it the first major member of the European Union to do so.
The prime minister of the new centre-left government Stefan Lofven said the conflict between Israel and Palestine can only be solved with a "two-state solution".
"Sweden will therefore recognise the state of Palestine," Lofven said during his inaugural address in parliament.
Hungary, Poland and Slovakia recognised Palestine before they joined the EU, making Sweden the first country to acknowledge Palestine while being a member of the bloc.
More than 2,000 people were killed after a seven-week conflict between Israel and Hamas earlier this year.
Two Palestinians suspected over the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers that sparked this summer's Gaza bloodshed have been killed in a shoot-out with Israeli forces, the army said today.
Israel military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner said the suspects were killed in the West Bank.
The teenagers' abduction in the West Bank sparked a massive manhunt, leading to the arrest of hundreds of activists of the Islamic militant group Hamas and eventually led to the war in Gaza.
Hamas has said that it has no knowledge of any mortar attack on Israel and remains committed to the truce.
Israeli defence forces earlier said a mortar had been fired from Gaza.