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Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli troops

Jul. 29, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a 20-year-old Palestinian man, Palestinian health officials said, during clashes that erupted in the occupied West Bank following the funeral of a Palestinian boy killed by army fire the previous day. The Palestinian...

Palestinians: 12-year-old boy killed by Israeli gunfire

Jul. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy as he was traveling in a car with his father in the southern West Bank, Palestinian officials said. The shooting took place in Beit Ummar, a town near the city of Hebron. ...

Palestinian killed by Israeli troops in West Bank

Jul. 27, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials said a man was shot and killed on Tuesday by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said the man approached troops wielding an iron bar. Shadi Omar, 41, was shot near the town of Beita, where...

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

Jul. 27, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to war crimes” during an 11-day war in May against the Hamas militant group. The international human rights organization issued its...

Palestinian teen dies of wounds sustained in May clashes

Jul. 26, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 17-year-old Palestinian died on Monday, two months after he was wounded in the neck by Israeli gunfire during clashes near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health authorities said. The shooting occurred during one of...

Palestinians say teen killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank

Jul. 23, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian health officials on Friday said a 17-year-old youth was shot and killed by Israeli troops during a clash in the occupied West Bank. The shooting occurred in Nebi Saleh, a village where residents have held numerous demonstrations...

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd this week

Jul. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in a central province early on Thursday, the second such attack this week. The aerial attack caused material damage, it said. The country's state news agency quoted an unidentified Syrian military...

Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

Jul. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An explosion tore through a house in a popular market in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 10, the Palestinian territory's interior ministry said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. ...

Syria shot 7 of 8 Israeli missiles, Russian military says

Jul. 20, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Syria's air defense forces shot down seven out of eight missiles launched by Israeli warplanes during a raid that targeted the Syrian province of Aleppo, the Russian military said Tuesday. Rear Adm. Vadim Kulit, the head of the Russian military's...

Israel shells Lebanon after rockets fired over border

Jul. 20, 2021 06:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said its artillery shelled southern Lebanon early Tuesday after two rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory. Israel's army said in a statement that aerial defenses intercepted one of the rockets, and the second fell...