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Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a U.N. request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the U.N. in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers....

In Israel's religious press, Hillary Clinton is invisible
BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) -- Hillary Clinton may become the president of Israel's most important ally, but her image is banished from a significant swath of the country's media: the ultra-Orthodox press whose deeply conservative readership chafes at images of women....

Israel clears forces in several deadly 2014 Gaza war cases
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Wednesday cleared its forces of wrongdoing in three deadly incidents that took place during the 2014 Gaza war - including an airstrike that killed 15 members of a single family....

Israeli military: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Israel's military said a Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, but the man's family disputed its version of events....

Palestinian detainee ends 71-day hunger strike

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A lawyer for a Palestinian detainee on a hunger strike for over two months says he has ended his fast....

Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting....

Palestinians probe police's role in death of suspect
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian authorities say they have launched an investigation into the alleged beating death by West Bank police of a Palestinian man accused of killing two officers....

Turkey slams Israeli strikes in Gaza despite reconciliation
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey on Monday condemned what it said were "disproportionate" Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, insisting that a recent reconciliation pact doesn't preclude it from speaking out against the country's actions....

2 Palestinian officers and 2 criminals killed in West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian police say two of their officers were slain by Palestinian criminals, who were later killed in a shootout in the West Bank....

Israel punishes troops who appeared to attack Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said Thursday it has disciplined three soldiers after a video emerged that seemed to show them hurling a stun grenade at Palestinian men smoking a water pipe in the northern West Bank....


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