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Hamas releases video of captive Israeli in hospital bed

Jun. 28, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday released a video of a captive Israeli citizen it has held incommunicado since 2015, showing the man lying in a hospital bed while wearing an oxygen mask. It was the first image of Hisham al-Sayid to be released since he...

Hamas says captive Israeli's condition has deteriorated

Jun. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers on Monday said the condition of one of the Israelis it is holding captive has deteriorated. The announcement marked a rare piece of information about the Israelis in Hamas captivity. The Islamic militant group has given no details on...

Israeli FM thanks Turkey for foiling attacks on Israelis

Jun. 23, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday thanked Turkish authorities for their cooperation in allegedly foiling attacks against Israeli citizens in Turkey, and warned Israel would not "sit idly by' in the face of threats to its citizens from Iran. Lapid...

Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds

Jun. 18, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence at the Gaza-Israel border in contrast to soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said aerial defense systems intercepted the...

Palestinian reporter for Iranian agency beaten in West Bank

Jun. 17, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian reporter working for an Iranian news agency was briefly abducted, beaten and threatened by Palestinian gunmen after covering the violent dispersal of an Islamist student demonstration in the West Bank earlier this week. The Tasnim news agency says the...

Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker guilty on terror charges

Jun. 15, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Wednesday found a Gaza aid worker guilty of several terrorism charges in a high-profile case in which his employer, independent auditors and the Australian government say they have found no evidence of wrongdoing. Mohammed el-Halabi, the...

Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker accused of diverting millions to Hamas guilty of aiding a terror group

Jun. 15, 2022 08:07 AM EDT
BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker accused of diverting millions to Hamas guilty of aiding a terror group.

Report: 'Perpetual' Israeli occupation at root of violence

Jun. 07, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body say tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are underpinned by Israel's “perpetual occupation” of Palestinian areas with no apparent intention of ending it. The findings came Tuesday in the first...

'Boogaloo’ member sentenced to 4 years on weapons charges

Jun. 01, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The second of two self-described members of an anti-government extremist group accused in Minnesota of dealing firearm components to informants acting as members of Hamas is headed to prison. Benjamin Ryan Teeter, 24, of Hampstead, North Carolina, was sentenced...

Israeli PM defends march marked by violence, racism

May. 30, 2022 14:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday defended the decision to hold an annual march that celebrates Israel's takeover of east Jerusalem and was marked by violence and anti-Palestinian racism. Authorities called up thousands of police, forcibly cleared...