Israel real estate syndicate to buy Arab land

The real estate conglomerate Arab Real Estate Agency (ARA) is set to buy an Arab land in Israel.

The move comes as Israel has begun negotiations with the Palestinians to create an independent Palestinian state.

The realty firm has been working with the government to develop a partnership for a multi-billion-dollar project that would include an Arab village in the West Bank.

It is expected to have its first meeting in the coming weeks.

The land deal comes just a few months after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he would create a Palestinian state in a deal that could eventually be announced.

The acquisition is expected at a price tag of at least $4 billion.

The deal with the Arab Real estate Agency (ARA) comes after Netanyahu signed a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority in 2016 that would establish a Palestinian government in the occupied territories.

Netanyahu has repeatedly called for a separate state for the Palestinians.

Israel and the Palestinians have reached a deal to create a joint government in which the PA would manage the Palestinian territories, and Israel would manage its own settlements and border crossings.

The Palestinian Authority, however, has rejected this arrangement and accused Israel of pursuing unilateral moves.

Man arrested after shooting dead dog in Norfolk

A man has been arrested after he shot and killed a dog in the middle of the street in Norfolk, a Norfolk Police spokesman said.

Police were called to a property in Parsonstown after a report of a dog attacking a vehicle.

The homeowner told police he shot the dog but later admitted to shooting the dog in self-defence.

Officers found the dog dead on the ground in a nearby street.

No-one else was injured.

Neighbours told local media that the man had been staying with his father in the property.

Parsonstown is a suburb of Norfolk.

A witness told the BBC that he heard the man shouting “shoot the dog” and ran into the street to see what was happening.

He saw a man carrying a rifle and then a gun.

Witnesses said the man later told them he was going to shoot the dog to scare it away.

After the shooting, police told the man he could face charges of culpable homicide or murder.