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Palestinians protest in Gaza and Jerusalem, 1 killed

Feb. 22, 2019 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli gunfire killed a Palestinian teenager at a protest along Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, as thousands in contested Jerusalem descended on a section of a flashpoint holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade. The Health Ministry...

US charity opens cancer ward for children in Gaza

Feb. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A U.S. charity on Tuesday inaugurated the first children's cancer department in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, bringing a much-needed service to the blockaded territory that will prevent the need for dozens of children to make the difficult journey to Israel or the West Bank for...

Israel wants Dutch case against ex-army chief dropped

Feb. 11, 2019 1:45 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Justice Ministry on Monday said the government has asked a Dutch court to dismiss war crimes allegations against Benny Gantz, an ex-military chief who is challenging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections. A Dutch-Palestinian man originally from the Gaza Strip is...

Iran's revolution bridged sectarian rift before deepening it

Feb. 10, 2019 6:35 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Inspired in part by Iran's Islamic Revolution, a young Egyptian army lieutenant emptied his machine gun into President Anwar Sadat in 1981, killing a leader who made peace with Israel and offered the shah a refuge after his overthrow. The assassination carried out by...

Israel arrests Palestinian suspect in teenager's killing

Feb. 9, 2019 1:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Saturday they arrested a Palestinian suspect in the killing of an Israeli teenager, as thousands of people in Gaza buried two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire a day earlier in protests along the perimeter fence. The police said Arafat Arpaya, 29, was...

Gaza officials: Israeli fire kills 2 Palestinian teens

Feb. 8, 2019 1:02 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian teenagers on Friday as thousands held demonstrations along the perimeter fence separating Gaza and Israel. Hassan Shalabi, 14, was shot in the chest at one protest site in southern Gaza Strip and Hamza Ishtiwi, 18, was killed at a...

Anyone but Bibi: In Israel, ex-general stirs hope of change

Feb. 8, 2019 10:01 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former military chief Benny Gantz has burst onto Israel's political scene as the great hope of the country's shrinking "peace camp" with a message that is anything but dovish. The retired general, who wants to topple Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April 9 elections, boasts of killing...

Israel releases report on links between BDS and militants

Feb. 3, 2019 4:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government released a report Sunday claiming to reveal close links between the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel and militant groups. Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry, which leads the country's efforts against the boycott movement, said it uncovered extensive...

Israel starts building massive fence on Gaza border

Feb. 3, 2019 11:35 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has started reinforcing its border fence with the Gaza Strip, erecting a galvanized steel barrier six meters (20 feet) high that will run the length of territory. Israel's Defense Ministry issued a statement Sunday saying it had commenced construction of an above-ground...

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in West Bank, Gaza

Feb. 1, 2019 1:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops skirmished Friday as hundreds demonstrated against violence by Jewish settlers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and thousands more against a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. In Gaza, mass demonstrations along the...