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Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rights groups said Thursday that Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded thousands at violent protests along the Gaza frontier in recent years, strengthening the case for the International Criminal Court to intervene. ...

Israeli army: Two Israelis drove into Ramallah, car torched

Dec. 01, 2021 16:08 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two Israelis drove into the Palestinian city of Ramallah Wednesday, and their car was surrounded by a crowd and set ablaze, according to the Israeli army and video footage posted online. Palestinian police turned the men over to Israel. The...

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, sparking scuffles between Israeli security forces and protesters. President Isaac Herzog said he was...

Israel pushes for better Iran deal amid military buildup

Nov. 25, 2021 10:44 AM EST

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s defense minister said Thursday he hopes a better nuclear deal will come out of upcoming talks between world powers and Iran, but that Israel is hedging its bets and building up its military capabilities. Benny Gantz spoke to reporters at...

Palestinian seriously hurt after settlers hurl stones at car

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian man was critically wounded after Jewish settlers pelted his car with stones as he drove through the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, causing him to veer off the road and crash, Palestinian officials said. Raid Kharaz lost control...

Israeli court rejects Gaza man's appeal in deadly strike

Nov. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a Palestinian man who was seeking an apology and compensation from Israel over a 2009 tank strike that killed three of his daughters and a niece in the Gaza Strip. The ruling appeared to be the...

Israeli airstrike on central Syria leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded

Nov. 24, 2021 01:48 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s military said Israeli warplanes attacked army positions in the country’s central region early Wednesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven people wounded — six of them soldiers. State media quoted an unnamed military official as...

Israel returns Palestinian remains after mix up of bodies

Nov. 20, 2021 16:07 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli officials confirmed Saturday they successfully returned the remains of a 14-year-old Palestinian after mistakenly handing back a different corpse to the teenager’s family the previous evening. Amjad Abu Sultan was killed last month while allegedly...

Israel returns wrong body to family of slain Palestinian

Nov. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli soldiers on Friday went to return the remains of a Palestinian teenager who was killed in October while allegedly throwing firebombs in the occupied West Bank, only to be told by the family that it was the body of someone else. The...

Video: Palestinian kids lined up for photo in Israeli raid

Nov. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A video has emerged showing an Israeli soldier lining up school-aged Palestinian children and photographing them in a nighttime raid on their home. The video shines a light on the military's tactics in the occupied West Bank, which activists say violate Palestinian...