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Palestinians: Teen killed in Israeli army raid in West Bank

Feb. 07, 2023 07:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry said Tuesday that Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager in an army raid in the occupied West Bank. He was the latest casualty in what is already one of the most violent periods in the West Bank in recent years. ...

Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in Ohio

Feb. 06, 2023 20:51 PM EST

EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death. ...

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in West Bank raid

Feb. 06, 2023 08:07 AM EST

AQABAT JABR, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed five Palestinian gunmen linked to the Islamic militant Hamas group in a raid on refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the latest bloodshed in the region that will likely further exacerbate tensions. The Palestinian...

Israeli army besieges homes of fugitives in West Bank raid

Feb. 04, 2023 16:31 PM EST

AQABAT JABR REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli army raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho on Saturday, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire. The fighting wounded six Palestinians, two...

UN rights chief concerned about Israel's moves amid violence

Feb. 03, 2023 12:06 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief expressed concerns Friday that steps taken by the new Israeli government, the most far-right in the country’s history, could fuel further violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the wake of a recent spike in bloodshed in the region. ...

Israeli army kills Palestinian at checkpoint, officials say

Feb. 03, 2023 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, the latest bloodshed in am Israeli-Palestinian flare-up . The Israeli military said the man, identified by Palestinians as...

Israel probes legality of US giving artifact to Palestinians

Feb. 03, 2023 01:46 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — An ivory spoon dating back 2,700 years that was recently repatriated to the Palestinian Authority from the United States has sparked a dispute with Israel's new far-right government over the cultural heritage in the occupied West Bank. The clash brings...

Israeli settler population in West Bank surpasses 500K

Feb. 02, 2023 07:37 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's West Bank settler population now makes up more than half a million people, a pro-settler group said Thursday, crossing a major threshold. Settler leaders predicted even faster population growth under Israel's new ultranationalist government. The report, by...

Israel, Gaza militants exchange fire amid soaring tensions

Feb. 02, 2023 04:03 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel, the military said, the latest in an uptick of violence in the region. Israeli aircraft struck a rocket production workshop in the Gaza Strip as...

Palestinians face removal as far-right Israel vows expansion

Feb. 01, 2023 09:40 AM EST

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) — Protesters streaming up the windswept hills east of Jerusalem interrupted Maha Ali’s breakfast. Palestinian chants of support for her West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, at risk of demolition by the Israeli army since it lost its legal...