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Israel announces completion of security barrier around Gaza

Dec. 07, 2021 10:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country. The 65-kilometer (40-mile) barrier includes radar systems, maritime sensors and a network of underground...

Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes. A widely...

Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rights groups said Thursday that Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded thousands at violent protests along the Gaza frontier in recent years, strengthening the case for the International Criminal Court to intervene. ...

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...

Israel to give Gaza Christians permits for Christmas holiday

Nov. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they would permit 500 members of the Gaza Strip's tiny Christian community to enter Israel and the occupied West Bank to celebrate Christmas. Israel has in the past allowed Gazans to exit the blockaded territory for...

Israeli court rejects Gaza man's appeal in deadly strike

Nov. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a Palestinian man who was seeking an apology and compensation from Israel over a 2009 tank strike that killed three of his daughters and a niece in the Gaza Strip. The ruling appeared to be the...

Two Palestinians end hunger strike after deal with Israel

Nov. 22, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Two Palestinian hunger strikers, including one who went without food for 131 days, on Monday suspended their strikes against Israel’s controversial policy of detaining them without charge after reaching a deal that will allow them to go free in the coming months, a prisoner rights group...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

Nov. 21, 2021 20:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's...