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Israeli army says it killed suspected Palestinian attacker

May. 29, 2020 10:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian after he attempted to run over them with his vehicle on Friday. No Israelis were wounded in the attack, which took place north of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Tensions have soared in recent weeks as Israel has vowed to...

In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020 photo, a Palestinian vendor displays his vegetables in the street as the main vegetable market remains closed, part of lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents from the coronavirus, in the West Bank village of Kufr Aqab. As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength in April, community leaders in Kufr Aqab, a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem, tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents. The problem: There are no police. Kufr Aqab is within city boundaries drawn up by Israel, but it's on the opposite side of Israel's separation barrier. That means neither the Israeli police nor Palestinian security forces are able to operate there. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Palestinians fear outbreak in Jerusalem's 'no man's land'

May. 6, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month, community leaders in a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measures to protect residents. The problem: there were no police to enforce the measures. Kufr Aqab is within the...