Latest Palestinian territories News

Autopsy says violence caused death of detained Palestinian

Jan. 27, 2022 14:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An autopsy has found that a 78-year-old Palestinian man who was pronounced dead shortly after being detained by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank died of a heart attack caused by “external violence.” The autopsy, undertaken by three Palestinian doctors,...

At a West Bank outpost, Israeli settlers flaunt their power

Jan. 26, 2022 01:14 AM EST

BURQA, West Bank (AP) — The Jewish settlement of Homesh, built on privately owned Palestinian land deep inside the occupied West Bank, was dismantled in 2005 and cannot be rebuilt. At least, that's what Israeli law says. But when a group of settlers drove up to the...

Stone-throwing Israeli settlers attack Palestinian village

Jan. 24, 2022 20:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers drove through a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank on Monday, throwing rocks through the windows of vehicles and businesses and injuring a teenager, a Palestinian official said. It was the latest in a series of settler attacks in recent...

Gaza's Hamas rulers play down pro-Iran demonstration

Jan. 23, 2022 13:21 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Sunday tried to distance themselves from a protest staged by a pro-Iranian militant group that harshly attacked Saudi Arabia over its role in Yemen’s civil war. During Saturday’s demonstration by Islamic Jihad,...

Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic

Jan. 21, 2022 01:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics. Golan, a former deputy military chief, is now a legislator with the dovish...

Palestinian minister: Biden moving too slow on pushing peace

Jan. 20, 2022 11:05 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki criticized U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday for moving too slowly to reverse all of the Trump administration’s adverse policies against the Palestinians and not using Washington's special relationship to pressure Israel to...

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

Jan. 19, 2022 13:50 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive, burning old clothes, plastic and in some cases even sheep manure to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. The storm, dubbed “Hiba” in Lebanon,...

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Jan. 19, 2022 13:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinians from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood and demolished the building, leaving some 15 people homeless on a cold, rainy day in the wake of a tense standoff earlier this week. The predawn...

UN agency: Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon need funds

Jan. 19, 2022 08:51 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. agency appealed Wednesday to the international community to donate tens of millions of dollars to help improve living conditions for Palestinians in crisis-hit Lebanon. The appeal by the agency for Palestinian refugees, or UNRWA, is asking for an additional...

Israel extends detention of ill Palestinian teenager

Jan. 18, 2022 12:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Tuesday. Amal Nakhleh, who was detained in January...