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Family of Palestinian slain by Israel denies he was attacker

Sep. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BEIT IJZA, West Bank (AP) — Relatives pushed back Sunday against Israeli claims that a Palestinian teacher intentionally rammed an Israeli police car before he was shot dead by security forces. The family of 36-year-old Mohammed Abu Kafieh said he had no possible reason to carry...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car-ramming

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who allegedly tried to ram his car into a group of soldiers patrolling in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli soldiers and media. The incident took place near the city of Nablus in the...

Palestinian strife highlights lost hopes of armed youths

Sep. 22, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Nablus was a battered city. Shops gaped open to the street, their windows smashed. Street signs were overturned. Ash stained the roads. Armored vehicles roamed the city center, still pockmarked and splattered with paint from a day of protests. The...

Palestinians reach truce to end West Bank clashes

Sep. 21, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces and militants agreed to a truce on Wednesday to end violent clashes in a flashpoint West Bank city, local officials said. The violence highlighted deep disenchantment with the internationally backed Palestinian leadership. For...

Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead. In separate violence, Israeli police...

Al Jazeera journalist's killing referred to ICC in complaint

Sep. 20, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A coalition of lawyers and advocacy groups said Tuesday it has referred the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on behalf of her family, calling on prosecutors to investigate what it described as Israel’s deliberate...

Israel criticizes Chile for delaying ambassador credentials

Sep. 16, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean government was engulfed in a diplomatic spat Friday after the South American country’s president suspended the acceptance of the credentials of the new Israeli ambassador due to increased military activity in the occupied West Bank. “Israel...

Palestinians: Israeli troops kill teen in West Bank raid

Sep. 15, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed a 17-year-old Palestinian in the occupied West Bank Thursday, Palestinian officials said, as troops operated in the area a day after an attack killed a military officer. The Israeli military said it opened fire on suspects who threw explosives...

Israeli officer, 2 Palestinian militants killed in shootout

Sep. 14, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli troops near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank Wednesday, killing an Israeli army officer, Israel's military said. Palestinian officials said that troops killed the two gunmen. The overnight incident was the...

UN: Israeli hit on Damascus airport stopped aid deliveries

Sep. 14, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on the airport of the Syrian capital Damascus in June that forced it to close for two weeks led to the suspension of humanitarian activities during that period, the commission of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria said Wednesday. ...