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Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

Aug. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said. Initially, three Israelis were reported wounded in the blast on Friday near the Dolev settlement,...

Israeli aircraft hit Hamas naval base after Gaza rocket fire

Aug. 21, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a Hamas naval base in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired into southern Israel from the territory. The military said early Thursday that several targets at the base in southern Gaza City had been hit. The rocket was the fifth in a week...

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

Aug. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests. The Palestinians cut all ties with the U.S. after it...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence

Aug. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed three Palestinians and severely wounded a fourth near Gaza Strip's heavily guarded perimeter fence, the Gaza Health Ministry said Sunday. The Israeli military said a helicopter and a tank fired at armed suspects near the fence overnight. After weeks of...

Military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel

Aug. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Israeli aerial defense batteries intercepted two of the missiles Saturday, the military said. Israeli media reported that shrapnel from the Iron Dome defense system landed on...

Police: Palestinian killed, 2 Israelis hurt in car attack

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian man Friday after he drove his car into two Israeli pedestrians in the West Bank, injuring them, and militants from the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel's national rescue service, known...

Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Aug. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the...

The Latest: Israeli troops kill gunman near Gaza fence

Aug. 11, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Gaza's Health Ministry says a 26-year-old Palestinian was killed after exchanging fire with Israeli troops along the perimeter fence surrounding the coastal territory. The Israeli military says an "armed...

Israeli army kills 4 militants trying to cross Gaza fence

Aug. 10, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and in the West Bank arrested members of a Palestinian cell suspected in the killing of an off-duty soldier this week. The army said in a...

The Latest: Israel says suspects in soldier's death arrested

Aug. 10, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on violence at the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence (all times local): 9 p.m. The Israeli military says it has arrested Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier in the West Bank this week. The army said in a statement Saturday...