Latest Palestinian territories News

Palestinian soccer team plans to play World Cup qualifiers in the West Bank

Jul. 05, 2024 03:09 AM EDT

After advancing further than ever in World Cup qualifying, the Palestinian soccer team is determined to host a game for a change. The football association has proposed playing games in the third stage of its Asian qualification campaign in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and already...

Life and death in Gaza's 'safe zone' where food is scarce and Israel strikes without warning

Jul. 03, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike slammed into a residential building next to the main medical center in Gaza’s southern city of Khan Younis, wounding at least seven people, hospital authorities and witnesses said Wednesday. Nasser Hospital sits in the western...

Six athletes, including one woman, in Palestine team for Paris Olympics

Jul. 01, 2024 13:29 PM EDT

Six athletes, including one woman, were selected to represent Palestine at the Paris Olympics, an official from the Palestinian Olympic Committee told The Associated Press on Monday. The athletes will compete in boxing, judo, swimming, shooting and taekwondo, said Nader Jayousi, the...

Yemen's Houthi rebels unveil solid-fuel 'Palestine' missile that resembles Iranian hypersonic

Jun. 06, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have unveiled a new, solid-fuel missile in their arsenal that resembles aspects of one earlier displayed by Iran that Tehran described as flying at hypersonic speeds. The rebels fired its new “Palestine” missile, complete...

Ta-Nehisi Coates returns to nonfiction and explores the power of stories in upcoming 'The Message'

May. 30, 2024 08:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For his first all-new book of nonfiction in nearly a decade, Ta-Nehisi Coates traveled the world. One World announced Thursday that Coates' “The Message” will be published Oct. 1. “The Message” is set everywhere from the American South to the Middle East and...

Brown University president's commencement speech briefly interrupted by protesters

May. 26, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Protesters briefly disrupted an outdoor commencement address given by Brown University's president on Sunday. Shortly after Christina Paxson began, her speech was interrupted for several minutes by shouting as she told the graduates, “I would really like...

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting 'Free, free Palestine'

May. 23, 2024 18:46 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of students in graduation robes walked out of the Harvard commencement on Thursday chanting “Free, free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus and a day after the school announced that 13 Harvard students who participated in a protest encampment would...

Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting "Free, free Palestine" after weeks of protests on campus

May. 23, 2024 11:14 AM EDT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Group of graduates walk out of Harvard commencement chanting "Free, free Palestine" after weeks of protests on campus.

25 arrested at University of Virginia after police clash with pro-Palestinian protesters

May. 04, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

Twenty-five people were arrested Saturday for trespassing at the University of Virginia after police clashed with pro-Palestinian protesters who refused to remove tents from campus, and demonstrators at the University of Michigan chanted anti-war messages and waved flags during commencement...

Congressman praises heckling of war protesters, including 1 who made monkey gestures at Black woman

May. 03, 2024 22:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Israel-Hamas war demonstrations at the University of Mississippi turned ugly this week when one counter-protester appeared to make monkey noises and gestures at a Black student in a raucous gathering that was endorsed by a far-right congressman from Georgia. ...