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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...

Hamas says indirect cease-fire talks with Israel halted

Sep. 23, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers say their indirect cease-fire talks with Israel have halted. Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri on Sunday blamed the impasse on the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, which has voiced its strong opposition to the talks. Abu Zuhri said that in response, his...

Israel gives West Bank village Oct. 1 demolition deadline

Sep. 23, 2018 4:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has informed residents of a West Bank hamlet that they have until Oct. 1 to leave before their homes face demolition. Israel says Khan al-Ahmar, an encampment of corrugated shacks outside an Israeli settlement, was illegally built and has offered to resettle residents...

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...

AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

Sep. 20, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision. The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the U.N. Security...

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Sep. 19, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel. The ministry said early Thursday that Moumin Abu Eiada was shot in the head as he participated with dozens in an overnight protest in...

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Sep. 19, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. The militant Hamas group was hoping its indirect talks with Israel would result in...