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Israeli military to probe deadly shootings along Gaza border

Aug. 21, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it is investigating two recent cases of lethal fire along the Gaza border that killed Palestinian teen protesters. The Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, announced Tuesday that he instructed military police to probe the deadly shootings of Abed...

UN calls for funding to fuel essential facilities in Gaza

Aug. 20, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. is making an urgent appeal for funds to provide emergency fuel for essential services in the Gaza Strip. The appeal Monday by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs called for donors to provide at least $4.5 million in order to keep about 250 hospitals, water...

Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Aug. 20, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, died Monday at the age of 94. Avnery passed away at a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke. For decades, he was a symbol of the Israeli peace camp, easily...

Sentence doubled for Israeli policeman who shot Palestinian

Aug. 19, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. The court on Sunday upheld a state appeal for a longer sentence, extending Ben Deri's imprisonment from nine months to 18 months....

Palestinians sort through 8 years of mail held by Israel

Aug. 19, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel. In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a...

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

Aug. 19, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn't take long for the young activist to run into trouble. Zimmerman, a Jewish American living in Israel, quickly became a person of interest after telling the border agent that she worked for an...

Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

Aug. 19, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the frontier. Avigdor Lieberman says Sunday that he's shutting down the Erez border crossing. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were...

UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Aug. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the U.N. presence on the ground. The U.N. chief...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning...

Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Aug. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas. The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing came as Egypt was stepping up efforts to broker a lasting cease-fire. It was not clear if...