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The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local):...

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths
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JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top U.N. official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy....

Hamas says man gunned down in Malaysia was important member
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, raising suspicions that Israel was behind the brazen killing....

The Latest: Minister says Malaysia probing Palestinian death
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to (all times local):...

Malaysian police say Palestinian gunned down in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian police say a Palestinian man was fatally shot by two assailants on a motorbike as he was heading to a mosque for dawn prayers. Palestinian websites have identified him as a relative of a senior official in the Gaza branch of the Islamic Jihad group....

Palestinians want independent probe of Israeli Gaza killings
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians said Friday they want the U.N. Human Rights Council to establish a commission to carry out an independent investigation of the Israeli military's killing and wounding of Palestinians during protests in Gaza....

Natalie Portman addresses snub of 'Jewish Nobel,' backlash
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....

Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns
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BEIRUT (AP) -- Local officials in Lebanon are throwing Syrian out of their towns in a violation of their rights as refugees and residents, a human rights group said in a new report released Friday....

Correction: Israel at 70 story
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In a story on April 18 and April 19 about Israel's 70th independence day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Israel's founding document described the country as a "light unto the nations." While the biblical phrase has been widely used by leaders, it does not appear in the Declaration of Independence....

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's president and the country's foreign minister on Friday downplayed a statement from the leader of Romania's ruling party that the country was ready to soon join the U.S. and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem....