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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire at protest near frontier

Sep. 24, 2018 1:51 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian was killed and 10 others wounded by Israeli fire during a protest near the perimeter fence. Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered Monday on a beach in northern Gaza near the frontier, burning tires and hurling rocks toward...

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed in overnight protest

Sep. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and 20 injured by Israeli gunfire in east Gaza. A ministry statement said Sunday that the 21-year-old died in overnight skirmishes between dozens of protesters and Israeli forces. Israel's army said a drone fired at...

Iran-backed militias accused of reign of fear in Iraqi Basra

Sep. 23, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — Hajar Youssif was on her daily commute to work, staring at her phone and flicking through her Instagram account when she looked up to find herself in an unusual location. The taxi driver had turned into an alley. When she questioned the driver, he sped up. "I started to feel uneasy and...

American victims want Palestinian leader barred from UN meet

Sep. 23, 2018 3:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group of American victims of Palestinian violence are asking President Donald Trump to bar Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas from entering the United States for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting. The group appealed Sunday for Trump to declare Abbas a "persona non grata"...

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed at border protest

Sep. 21, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest. Israel's military said Palestinians hurled grenades, explosive devices and rocks toward troops and one soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel. It said...

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. National...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

Sep. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousands of Palestinians rallied Tuesday outside Erez crossing to protest the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the...

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Sep. 17, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry said early Tuesday that paramedics recovered two bodies after an overnight Israeli airstrike near the perimeter fence with Israel. The Israeli army said an aircraft targeted Palestinians who approached the fence and placed what the military said was a...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

Sep. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three Palestinians, one of them a 12-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli fire Friday as thousands of protesters gathered along Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel, health officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 80 Palestinians were wounded by live fire and that...

Palestinian official: US Mideast policies 'irresponsible'

Sep. 14, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian official has accused the U.S. administration of pursuing "irresponsible" policies after President Donald Trump's Mideast adviser defended punitive measures against the Palestinians. The adviser, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, told The New York Times this week that he...