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Facebook violated rights of Palestinian users, report finds

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Actions by Facebook and its parent Meta during last year's Gaza war violated the rights of Palestinian users to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, political participation and non-discrimination, a report commissioned by the social media company has found. The report...

Palestinian suspect killed after stabbing in central Israel

Sep. 22, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed Thursday by an off-duty policeman after stabbing a pair of Israeli motorists at an intersection in central Israel, Israeli officials and media said. The incident came at a time of heightened Israeli-Palestinian violence. ...

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...

Former Pakistani government minister visits Israel

Sep. 21, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A delegation of Pakistanis, including a former government minister, met Israeli Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the leader of the group and trip organizers said. Pakistan is among the countries that has no diplomatic relations with Israel...

Booking.com plans warning for listings in occupied West Bank

Sep. 19, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The online travel agency Booking.com said Monday it plans to add warnings to listings in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, becoming the latest foreign company to wade into one of the world’s most contentious debates. Booking.com said it would caution customers...

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...

US returns looted ancient Jewish coin to Israel

Sep. 13, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — American authorities have returned a rare, 2,000-year-old Jewish coin to Israel nearly two decades after it was looted, smuggled and put up for auction in the United States, Israel's antiquities authority announced Tuesday. The quarter shekel silver coin, made in...

Palestinian man left beaten, bloodied by Israeli police

Sep. 11, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who is seen in an amateur video lying face down, bloody and motionless, as an Israeli policeman kneels on his neck, said Sunday that Israeli forces beat and detained him without provocation as he headed to pray at Jerusalem’s chief Muslim shrine. ...

Palestinian teen shot dead after wounding Israeli soldier

Sep. 08, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank on Thursday after the military said he hit a soldier in the face with a hammer. In a separate incident, Israeli authorities said they had “prevented a disaster” by arresting a...