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Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen in West Bank protest

Jun. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said. The Health Ministry identified the slain youth as Mohammed Hamayel, 15,...

EXPLAINER: What will change under Israel's new government?

Jun. 11, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — If all goes according to plan, Israel will swear in a new government on Sunday, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's record 12-year rule and a political crisis that inflicted four elections on the country in less than two years. The next...

Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid

Jun. 10, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight, Palestinian officials said Thursday. ...

Biden embraces a Trump policy in backing Arab-Israeli deals

Jun. 10, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel and working to strengthen existing deals after last month's devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts. The...

Biden embraces a Trump policy in backing Arab-Israeli deals

Jun. 09, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign accords with Israel and working to strengthen existing deals after last month's devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts. The...

Israel approves ultranationalist march if police agree

Jun. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security Cabinet on Tuesday approved a controversial ultranationalist parade in Jerusalem if police approve the route. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced the agreement with Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Under it, the event...

Israel claims Hamas tried to hamper defenses from Gaza tower

Jun. 08, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that Hamas militants tried to disrupt Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system from a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other news outlets, prompting the Israeli air force to destroy the high...

Mixed city of Arabs and Jews remains on edge after violence

Jun. 08, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — Israeli security forces guard the streets of Lod, weeks after rioters torched patrol cars, synagogues and homes. Attackers who killed an Arab and a Jewish resident are still at large. And a mayor whom some blame for setting the stage for some of the worst domestic unrest...

Israel suspends ultranationalists' march in east Jerusalem

Jun. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Monday they blocked a planned procession by Jewish ultranationalists through parts of Jerusalem's Old City, following warnings that it could reignite tensions that led to a punishing 11-day war with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers last month. ...

Pair of Jerusalem activists freed after detention by Israel

Jun. 07, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday detained two members of a prominent family in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem who led protests against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families from their homes in the area. The twin brother and...