Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan’s capital to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lock-down in the Middle East aimed at containing coronavirus.
Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at a police officer, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to cut security ties with both Israel and the US as he denounced the White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
US president Donald Trump has unveiled his long-awaited Middle East plan, winning immediate praise from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu but a swift rejection from the Palestinians, who called it “nonsense”.
A concert to protest against Israel’s hosting of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Saturday night in London.