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Israel says more than 130 arrested in search for attacker

Dec. 18, 2018 10:59 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says more than 130 Palestinians have been arrested in recent days in Israel's search for a suspect wanted in a deadly West Bank shooting. Speaking on Tuesday at the site of last week's attack near the Givat Assaf settlement, Benjamin Netanyahu says "it is just a...

In 2019, Mideast economic troubles loom as wars wind down

Dec. 18, 2018 1:14 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — As the Middle East ushers in 2019, the decade's ruinous conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq seem to be winding down after exacting a painful price — many thousands killed, millions uprooted from their homes and entire cities reduced to rubble. Yet the potential for unrest...

Israeli military partially destroys home of alleged militant

Dec. 17, 2018 10:48 AM EST

SHUWEIKA, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military on Monday partially demolished the home of a Palestinian accused of killing two Israelis in an attack two months ago. The house itself, located in a West Bank village, was left intact while a part of its interior was destroyed. Palestinian protesters arrived...

Israeli PM's son gets temporary ban on Facebook

Dec. 16, 2018 3:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as "thought police" and sharing previously banned content. Yair Netanyahu blasted the website on Sunday for removing an earlier post in which...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Dec. 15, 2018 11:01 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east...

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian assailant in West Bank

Dec. 15, 2018 5:34 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian charged with killing a soldier during an Israeli raid in the West Bank earlier this year. Troops used two controlled explosions to destroy Islam Abu Hmaid's home in Ramallah on Saturday, in an operation involving dozens of...

Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank clashes

Dec. 14, 2018 11:51 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel arrested dozens of Hamas activists in the West Bank, and a Palestinian was killed in clashes with troops, as the Israeli military pressed ahead on Friday with a crackdown following a pair of deadly shootings blamed on Hamas militants. The Palestinian Health Ministry said...

Lebanese wary as Israel destroys Hezbollah border tunnels

Dec. 14, 2018 9:33 AM EST

MAYS AL-JABAL, Lebanon (AP) — As Israeli excavators dug into the rocky hills along the frontier with a Lebanese village, a crowd of young Lebanese men gathered to watch. The mood was light as the crowd observed what Israel says is a military operation — dubbed "Northern Shield" — aimed at...

Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attack

Dec. 13, 2018 2:51 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel's military launched a West Bank manhunt Thursday, setting up checkpoints and blocking roads, after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement and sped away. The shooting added to a deadly week that claimed seven lives,...

The Latest: Israeli PM vows to 'settle the score' of attacks

Dec. 13, 2018 12:05 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Israel's prime minister has ordered a number of security measures in the West Bank in response to a Palestinian shooting attack that killed two Israeli soldiers. Benjamin Netanyahu's office says he has ordered the...