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Israeli police say woman with knife shot dead in West Bank

Jun. 12, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said a Palestinian woman carrying a knife ran toward an Israeli military checkpoint on Saturday and was shot dead by a private security guard. The shooting took place at the Qalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem, one of the largest in the...

Israeli fire kills Palestinian teen in West Bank protest

Jun. 11, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed by Israeli fire on Friday during clashes between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian authorities said. The Health Ministry identified the slain youth as Mohammed Hamayel, 15,...

Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid

Jun. 10, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight, Palestinian officials said Thursday. ...

Israel claims Hamas tried to hamper defenses from Gaza tower

Jun. 08, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that Hamas militants tried to disrupt Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system from a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other news outlets, prompting the Israeli air force to destroy the high...

Palestinian mom fights to stave off punitive home demolition

Jun. 07, 2021 02:10 AM EDT

TURMUS AYYA, West Bank (AP) — Sanaa Shalaby says she had no idea what her estranged husband was up to until Israeli soldiers raided her home in the occupied West Bank last month. Now she’s waging a legal battle to prevent Israel from demolishing the two-story villa...

UN agency withdraws director from Gaza after threats

Jun. 04, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it has recalled its Gaza director after he faced threats over remarks in which he appeared to praise Israel's “huge sophistication” in carrying out precision strikes during last month's Gaza war. UNRWA,...

Bennett, Netanyahu's former protege, poised to succeed him

Jun. 03, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — For months, Naftali Bennett vexed Israel's political establishment by refusing to say whether he and his Yamina party would get behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Now the 49-year-old tech millionaire and former Netanyahu protege is poised to become his...

Gaza's bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Jun. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Kawlaks, a family of four generations living next door to each other in downtown Gaza City, were utterly unprepared for the inferno. Like others, they were terrified by the heavy bombing in Israel's fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers...

Israeli official rolls back army chief comments on AP Gaza

Jun. 01, 2021 02:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Monday distanced himself from comments made by his military chief after Israel bombed a Gaza Strip high-rise housing an Associated Press office and other news outlets, saying the remarks were not meant to be taken literally. ...

AP PHOTOS: Shattered rooms show Gaza war's toll on children

Jun. 01, 2021 02:36 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest Gaza war is over, but its wreckage still litters the purple bedroom of 9-year-old Shrouq al-Masri and her 4-year-old sister, Razan. Their toys are coated with gray dust, the ceiling is bent and buckled, and the cracks in the walls...