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UN envoy urges action to prevent Gaza escalation
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s top Mideast envoy warned Thursday that the Gaza Strip is "about to explode" and declared the world "must do everything possible to prevent another war" between Israel and the Palestinians as well as elsewhere in the Mideast....

Hamas buries Hamas engineer slain in Malaysia
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Thousands of Palestinians joined a mass funeral on Thursday for a Hamas scientist who was gunned down in Malaysia last week, as Hamas' leader accused Israel of killing him and vowed revenge....

Israel: 9 teenagers die in flash floods; 1 still missing
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Flash floods killed nine Israeli teenagers who were hiking south of the Dead Sea on Thursday, Israel's rescue service said....

The Latest: US envoy to UN denounces use of 'human shields'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on a meeting at the U.N. Security Council on the Mideast and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):...

The Latest: Hamas buries, vows revenge for slain engineer
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Latest on developments surrounding the killing of a Palestinian in Malaysia (all times local):...

The Latest: Israel says 9 teens died in flash floods
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on the deadly flash floods in Israel (all times local):...

Official: Israel will strike Tehran if Iran attacks Tel Aviv
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's defense minister said in an interview published Thursday that his country will strike Tehran if attacked by archenemy Iran, escalating an already tense war of words between the two adversaries....

Romanian president blasts PM's "secret" Israel trip
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Romania's president has slammed the country's prime minister for embarking on a visit to Israel without his authorization....

Czech president suggests Israel embassy move to Jerusalem
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic's president suggested Wednesday that his country was considering joining the U.S. in moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem....

Israeli policeman gets 9 months for killing Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli court sentenced a border policeman to nine months in prison on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of a stone-throwing teenage Palestinian protester in 2014....