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Palestinians, Israeli troops clash after West Bank funeral

Jul. 30, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces on Friday following the funeral of a Palestinian man killed by the Israeli army in the occupied West Bank the previous day. Footage from The Associated Press shows dozens of protesters in the town of...

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...

Illinois seeks Ben & Jerry's divestment over Israel stance

Jul. 28, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators plan to warn the owner of Ben & Jerry’s to reverse the company's decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem or face divestment by the state, an official said Wednesday. The Israeli Boycott...

Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban

Jul. 28, 2021 21:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Three-quarters of the members of the Israeli parliament on Wednesday called on Ben & Jerry's to reverse its decision to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem. In a letter to the...

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...

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...

UN rights body names panel to probe Israel, Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s former top human rights official will be part of a new permanent panel investigating abuses in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, the U.N. Human Rights Council said Thursday. The chairperson of the 47-member Human Rights Council appointed Navi...

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

Jul. 22, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains “fully committed” to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week’s announcement by the company’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli...