Latest Palestinian territories government News

Saudi soccer team visits West Bank for 1st time

Oct. 13, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saudi Arabia's national soccer team has arrived in the West Bank for its first match in the Palestinian territories. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed team representatives on Sunday. He says Tuesday's World Cup qualifier illustrates deep bonds between the two peoples....

Palestinians agree to accept funds transferred by Israel

Oct. 4, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues collected by Israel months after declining them in protest, Palestinian officials said Friday. The PA had refused to accept the funds because Israel was withholding an amount equal to...

Palestinian man killed during Gaza-Israel border protest

Sep. 27, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's health ministry says a Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli gunfire during protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier. The ministry said in a statement that Saher Othman, 20, was hit in the chest Friday and died at a hospital. It added that 32 demonstrators were...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....

Abbas slams US for 'depriving peace process of credibility'

Sep. 26, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N....

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

Israeli prime minister whisked away from campaign event because of Palestinian rocket fire

Sep. 10, 2019 2:18 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister whisked away from campaign event because of Palestinian rocket fire.

Officials say Gaza man dies of wounds from Israeli gunfire

Aug. 31, 2019 6:22 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian man has died of his wounds sustained from Israeli gunfire the previous day at protests along the perimeter fence. The ministry said Saturday that Badr Abu Moussa, 25, was being treated at a hospital in the southern Gaza Strip, after a...

Arab leader seeks to shake up Israeli election

Aug. 30, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of the main Arab faction in parliament has shaken up Israel's election campaign by offering to sit in a moderate coalition government — a development that would end decades of Arab political marginalization and could potentially bring down Prime Minister Benjamin...

Merkel meets Palestinians' Abbas for talks in Berlin

Aug. 29, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Germany continues to believe a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only way for both peoples "to live in peace and security." Merkel stressed her support for a two-state solution ahead of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud...