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Palestinians say teen killed by Israeli fire in West Bank

May. 27, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed a teenager on Friday during an operation in a town near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank. The ministry identified the slain teen as Zaid Ghunaim, 15. It said he was wounded by Israeli gunfire in...

Turkish FM makes rare visit to Israel as nations mend ties

May. 25, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister visited Israel on Wednesday as part of ongoing efforts to improve ties between the two countries, which have often been bitterly divided in recent years over Turkey's support for the Palestinians. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the first official...

Palestinian teen shot dead in Israeli raid on West Bank

May. 24, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Health authorities said a 16-year-old Palestinian died early Wednesday after being wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a wave of violence that has persisted for months. The Palestinian health ministry...

In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians

May. 24, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict. Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke in the Palestinian administrative headquarters in...

Israeli Arab lawmaker rejoins coalition days after quitting

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli lawmaker who quit the ruling coalition said Sunday that she was returning to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's 60-member alliance, ending a crisis that lasted just a few days. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi said Thursday that she was quitting Bennett's...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

May. 19, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority government. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's announcement further whittles away Bennett's...

Israel approves ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

May. 18, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem's Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city. ...

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

May. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday as they tried to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators following the funeral of a young Palestinian man who died from injuries sustained during confrontations with police last month. Dozens of people...

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

May. 16, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch...

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...