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Israel investigating death of Palestinian boy shot by troops

Jul. 29, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it has launched an investigation into the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy who residents say was killed by army fire as he traveled in a car with his father in the southern West Bank. In a statement, the...

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...

Was Macron's phone a target for spies? French investigate

Jul. 28, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's defense minister wants to learn from her Israeli counterpart what, if anything, Israel knew about the clients of the spyware company NSO who possibly targeted the cellphones of President Emmanuel Macron and other members of the French government. ...

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. ...

US ramps up pressure on Poland over Holocaust restitution

Jul. 28, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is ramping up pressure on Poland in hopes of stopping legislation that would prevent families from receiving restitution for property seized during the Holocaust and communist era. The U.S. said Wednesday that Poland is the only...

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy

Jul. 28, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

ESHHAR, Israel (AP) — Idit Harel Segal was turning 50, and she had chosen a gift: She was going to give one of her own kidneys to a stranger. The kindergarten teacher from northern Israel, a proud Israeli, hoped her choice would set an example of generosity in a land of...

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...

Israeli defense minister to talk NSO with French counterpart

Jul. 27, 2021 06:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister will meet with his French counterpart in Paris this week and the two will discuss the Israeli spyware company NSO, a government statement said Tuesday. The Defense Ministry said Benny Gantz will travel on Wednesday for the...