Palestinian Authority to Begin Issuing Personal Documents Without Israeli Approval; Israeli Soldier Helps Palestinian Man Fleeing Mob

The Palestinian Authority has announced that it will begin issuing personal documents to Palestinians without having them validated first by Israel. The move follows PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ announcement last month that the PA was ending all agreements with Israel. “We are now registering our citizens in our own databases, without sending them to Israel as we did before, according to instructions not to work with Israel on this subject,” said a Palestinian interior ministry spokesman. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more… In other news, an Israeli soldier helped a Palestinian man fleeing a group of young Jewish men who were assaulting him. The incident occurred in Hebron in the West Bank. It occurred during a violent confrontation between Palestinians and Jews. Reported by The Times of Israel. Read more…