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Palestinian family protests east Jerusalem home eviction

Jan. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian residents of a flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood were locked in a tense standoff with Israeli authorities on Monday as police came to evict them from a disputed property. Several residents of a home in Sheikh Jarrah climbed onto the roof of the...

Indonesian officials make rare visit to Israel on COVID-19

Jan. 17, 2022 08:02 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A delegation of Indonesian officials made a rare visit to Israel recently to discuss coronavirus strategies, despite the countries not having diplomatic relations, Israel's Army Radio reported Monday. The Indonesian health officials aimed “to learn how to deal...

Israel probes death of elderly Palestinian who was detained

Jan. 13, 2022 10:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel was investigating after an 80-year-old Palestinian with U.S. citizenship died of a heart attack after being detained by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The State Department said it was in touch with the Israeli government to seek...

Two Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire

Jan. 13, 2022 03:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli soldiers were killed by friendly fire overnight while on a security patrol near a military base in the Jordan Valley, the military said early Thursday. It said they were misidentified and mistakenly killed by fellow soldiers. The...

Israel says it took down Iranian spy ring targeting women

Jan. 12, 2022 11:01 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday that it had broken up an Iranian spy ring that recruited Israeli women via social media. The women agreed to photograph sensitive sites, gather intelligence and in at least two cases, to encourage their sons to join Israeli military intelligence. ...

Israel weighs extending detention of sick Palestinian teen

Jan. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is considering whether to extend the detention of a 17-year-old Palestinian with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for nearly a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Monday. The use of...

Israeli military: Forces kill Palestinian gunman in raid

Jan. 06, 2022 09:07 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian who had opened fire on them during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus early Thursday, the Israeli military said. The military said it was carrying out an operation to arrest a suspect when...

Navy helicopter crashes off Israeli coast; 2 pilots killed

Jan. 03, 2022 19:08 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli pilots were killed when a navy helicopter crashed off Israel’s Mediterranean coast late Monday near the northern city of Haifa, the Israeli military announced. The helicopter was conducting a training flight when it crashed. A third crew member, an...

Egypt pushes for calm after flare-up in Gaza hostilities

Jan. 02, 2022 13:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egyptian officials Sunday pushed for Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to rein in hostilities and adhere to a cease-fire in place since the war in May. The Egyptian efforts came a day after Hamas militants launched rockets into the Mediterranean...

Israeli jets hit militant targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Jan. 01, 2022 19:44 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military said early Sunday it launched strikes against militant targets in the Gaza Strip, a day after rockets were fired from the Hamas-ruled territory. Video filmed in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, showed three huge explosions and fighter jets...