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In this Tuesday, May 19, 2020 photo released by the state-run WAM news agency, an Etihad Airways flights loaded with aid for the Palestinians to fight the coronavirus pandemic is loaded in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Etihad Airways flew aid for the Palestinians amid the coronavirus pandemic from the capital of the United Arab Emirates into Israel on Tuesday, marking the first known direct commercial flight between the two nations. (WAM via AP)

Etihad makes 1st known commercial flight between UAE, Israel

May. 19, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An unmarked Etihad Airways cargo plane flew aid to help the Palestinians fight the coronavirus pandemic from the capital of the United Arab Emirates into Israel on Tuesday, marking the first known direct commercial flight between the two nations. The UAE, home to Abu...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2019, file photo, a Palestinian woman holds a portrait of a relative being held in an Israeli jail as they demonstrate for prisoner release, in front of the International Committee of the Red Cross, in Gaza City. Palestinian officials said Friday, May 8, 2020 that Israel is forcing banks in the occupied West Bank to close accounts held by the families of prisoners in Israeli jails to prevent the Palestinian Authority from providing stipends to them.(AP Photo/ Hatem Moussa, File)

Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

May. 8, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials said Friday that Israel is forcing banks in the occupied West Bank to close accounts held by the families of prisoners in Israeli jails to prevent the Palestinian Authority from providing stipends to them. Israel has long objected to the Palestinian...

Poland targeted by disinformation attack, suspects Russia

Apr. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish government official says Poland has been hit by a “complex disinformation operation” that appears aimed at weakening the Polish-U.S. alliance and is consistent with previous Russian cyberattacks. Stanislaw Zaryn, spokesman for the head of the country's security...

Palestinian workers distribute food supplies from the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for impoverished refugee families after a three-week delay caused by fears of the coronavirus, at the Sheikh Redwan neighborhood of Gaza City, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Gaza, which is blockaded by its neighbors Israel and Egypt, has only detected a few cases of coronavirus, with all of them confined to quarantine centers. But international officials fear the virus could quickly spread in the densely populated area, whose overburdened health system is not equipped to deal with a large outbreak. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

Apr. 9, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists, officials said Thursday. The Hamas-run Interior Ministry said the activists are accused of “holding a...