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Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

Sep. 26, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded. It was...

Israeli military says it killed 4 Palestinian militants in separate West Bank shootouts

Sep. 26, 2021 03:18 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it killed 4 Palestinian militants in separate West Bank shootouts.

The Latest: NY teacher vaccine mandate temporarily blocked

Sep. 25, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- New York City schools have been temporarily blocked from enforcing a vaccine mandate for its teachers and other workers by a federal appeals judge days before it was to take effect. The mandate for the the nation’s largest school system was set to go into...

Israel says US booster plan supports its own aggressive push

Sep. 25, 2021 02:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is pressing ahead with its aggressive campaign of offering coronavirus boosters to almost anyone over 12 and says its approach was further vindicated by a U.S. decision to give the shots to older patients or those at higher risk. Israeli...

Frustrated Abbas gives Israel ultimatum in harsh UN address

Sep. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to withdraw recognition of Israel — a cornerstone of three decades of failed peace efforts —...

Palestinians say Israel troops killed protester in West Bank

Sep. 24, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during clashes Friday between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The clashes erupted in the northern town of Beita, where residents hold weekly...

Jailbreak shines light on mass incarceration of Palestinians

Sep. 24, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The cinematic escape of six prisoners who tunneled out of an Israeli penitentiary earlier this month shone a light on Israel's mass incarceration of Palestinians, one of the many bitter fruits of the conflict. Hundreds of thousands of...

House OKs $1 billion for Israel's Iron Dome defense system

Sep. 23, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelming passed a bill Thursday to provide $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system as Democrats moved to quash criticism from Republicans that their party is wavering in support of Israel. ...

In Israel, relatives of cable car survivor ask for privacy

Sep. 23, 2021 05:27 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The bitter custody battle over a six-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy inched forward in Israel on Thursday, with a new court date and appeals made for privacy. Lawyers for the two family branches spoke after Eitan Biran's...

UN anti-racism event, rejected by some, recommits to goals

Sep. 22, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly pledged Wednesday to redouble efforts to combat racism around the world, commemorating a landmark but contentious 2001 anti-racism conference by holding an anniversary meeting once again riven with divisions. Looking back...