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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Israeli army: Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military says a Palestinian broke into a home in a West Bank settlement and stabbed an Israeli, who then shot and killed the intruder....

UN suspends services in volatile Palestinian camp in Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.N. says it has suspended services this week in a conflict-torn Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon amid an outbreak of clashes there....

Israeli forces demolish 9 homes in West Bank settlement
OFRA, West Bank (AP) -- Israeli forces are demolishing nine homes in the heart of the West Bank settlement of Ofra after the Supreme Court ruled they were built on private Palestinian land....

Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's official government watchdog issued a long-awaited report Tuesday in which it found the military was ill-prepared to counter the threat of underground tunnels used by Hamas militants during the 2014 Gaza war, and that the Cabinet was not provided enough information to make proper decisions about it....

Palestinian government: No voting in May in Hamas-run Gaza
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) -- The Palestinian government in the West Bank has announced that upcoming municipal elections will not take place in the Gaza Strip, territory ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas....

Palestinian envoy warns against moving US embassy in Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Palestinian's top envoy to the United States is warning that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could disrupt efforts to secure peace in the Middle East....

Israel to probe German submarine purchase
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Attorney General has ordered an investigation into the purchase of German submarines months after it emerged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's attorney represented the German firm involved in the $1.5 billion deal....

US general discusses military aid on Lebanon visit
BEIRUT (AP) -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East has met with top officials in Lebanon to discuss American military aid and other efforts to contain the fallout from the civil war in neighboring Syria....

Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attack
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at least four people, officials said, following a rocket attack on southern Israel that caused no casualties....

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution
GENEVA (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump....