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Syria: Israeli strikes near capital Damascus wound 4 troops

Apr. 07, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel carried out a missile attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday that wounded four soldiers, Syria’s state media said. State news agency, SANA, quoted an unidentified military official as saying that Syrian...

Israel, Palestinians at odds over deadly West Bank shooting

Apr. 06, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the Palestinians put forth competing claims after Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man early Tuesday at a temporary vehicle checkpoint in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem. The military said the soldiers thwarted an attempted...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader's entry shakes up planned vote

Apr. 01, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said Wednesday, in a last-minute shakeup that could severely weaken President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and help its militant Hamas...

Palestinians say West Bank protester killed by Israeli fire

Mar. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian protester during clashes on Friday in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The ministry said the man died after being shot in the head in the village of Beit Dagan, near the northern...

B-52s again fly over Mideast in US military warning to Iran

Mar. 07, 2021 10:33 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A pair of B-52 bombers flew over the Mideast on Sunday, the latest such mission in the region aimed at warning Iran amid tensions between Washington and Tehran. The flight by the two heavy bombers came as a pro-Iran satellite channel...

Explosion kills 3 Gaza fishermen, Hamas rocket suspected

Mar. 07, 2021 07:31 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three Palestinian fishermen were killed Sunday after a blast ripped through their boat off the Gaza shore, officials said, in what appeared to be an explosion caused by a misfired rocket launched by the ruling Hamas militant group. Nezar...

Israel sentences Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison

Mar. 04, 2021 10:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group. But the court found insufficient evidence to press more serious charges against her, the army said...

ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices

Mar. 03, 2021 17:11 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, turning the tribunal’s focus toward Israeli military actions and settlement construction on lands captured in the 1967 Mideast...

After delay, Israel allows vaccines into Hamas-run Gaza

Feb. 17, 2021 11:57 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel allowed the Palestinian Authority to deliver the first coronavirus vaccines to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday despite objections from Israeli lawmakers who suggested they be used as a bargaining chip for the release of captives held by the territory's...

Israeli commander says Hamas has amassed vast arsenal

Feb. 11, 2021 13:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Hamas militant group ruling Gaza has replenished its arsenal since a 2014 war with Israel and now has a vast collection of rockets, guided missiles and drones, a senior Israeli military commander said Thursday. According to Israeli military...