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Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Chief: UN committed to Israel-Palestinian peace

Jan. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations remains committed to supporting Palestinians and Israelis in resolving their conflict on the basis of U.N. resolutions,...

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches

Jan. 25, 2020 5:45 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants late Saturday in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military said the sites belonged to Hamas, the Islamic group ruling the territory, and included weapons manufacturing and...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump welcomes visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House in Washington. A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace. President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan a little before he meets Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case

Jan. 25, 2020 4:41 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take “concrete actions” against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel. The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said last month that there was a...

Family members of Hamouda Abu Amra gather around campfire to get warm in the winter's cold outside their destroyed house in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The five-story house, where 19 people lived, was bombed and destroyed in an Israeli airstrike in November during the last cross-border fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israeli army kills 3 Palestinians after attack at Gaza fence

Jan. 21, 2020 5:59 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military said its soldiers killed three Palestinians who crossed the Gaza border fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday. The army said its troops fired on three suspects who crossed the security fence and "hurled a grenade or an explosive device"...

FILE - Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, Spanish UN peacekeepers patrol along the Lebanese-Israeli border, with the Israeli village of Metulla, background, in the village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon. Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

Israel building underground defense system on Lebanon border

Jan. 19, 2020 7:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunnels. The infrastructure project will identify underground acoustic and seismic activity indicating tunnel digging, accompanied...

Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza as balloon attacks resume

Jan. 16, 2020 5:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day. Israeli police said the balloons touched down in southern Israel and a bomb squad was...

Israel intercepts rockets launched from Gaza Strip

Jan. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Wednesday that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired four rockets at southern Israel. Two were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, it said, and there were no reports of injuries or damage. Hours later, Israeli airstrikes targeted several...

Israeli military: Warplanes damaged in flooding at air base

Jan. 13, 2020 4:01 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said on Monday that heavy rainfall last week caused extensive flooding at an air force base, resulting in damage to eight warplanes. The military said in a statement that “several planes were damaged, they were fixed and will return to flying in the coming...

Druze men carry Sidqi al-Maqt, left, and Amal Abu Saleh as they wave Syrian flags upon their release from Israeli prison in the village of Majdal Shams on the border with Syria Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel frees 2 more Syrians in swap for soldier's remains

Jan. 10, 2020 12:26 PM EST

MAJDAL SHAMS, Golan Heights (AP) — Israel released two more Syrian prisoners back to the occupied Golan Heights on Friday, a second goodwill gesture to Russia for helping find the remains of an Israeli soldier missing for over 35 years. The latest release was part of a swap that began last April. That's...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)

For Israel, Iran strike could be back on the table

Jan. 6, 2020 11:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Iran’s dramatic announcement that it no longer intends to honor its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers could soon revive discussions in Israel over a possible military strike on Iranian targets. While Israel has kept a low profile since the U.S. killed top...