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Israel rejects appeal to release Palestinian hunger striker

Aug. 15, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Monday rejected an appeal for release by a Palestinian prisoner whose health is deteriorating as he continues a 165-day hunger strike to protest being held without charge or trial, his lawyer said. Khalil Awawdeh is one of several...

US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties

Aug. 15, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An attack with drones hit a compound run by American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters in eastern Syria on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no casualties or damage. The military said the attack took place in the vicinity of...

Syria says Israeli strikes kill 3 soldiers, wounds others

Aug. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on western and central Syria Sunday night, killing three soldiers and wounding three others, the Syrian military said in a statement. The Syrian army said Israel’s military targeted several positions in the coastal province...

Militant's death brings Gaza toll from latest fighting to 49

Aug. 12, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian mourners held a funeral Friday for a militant who succumbed to wounds suffered during three days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza militants last weekend. His death brings the total number of Palestinians killed in the flare-up to...

Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 48

Aug. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants rose to 48 Thursday after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they suffered during the worst cross-border violence in over a year. Meanwhile, two...

Palestinians: Israeli troops kill 3 militants in West Bank

Aug. 09, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops killed three Palestinian militants and wounded dozens in a shootout that erupted during an arrest raid in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The shootout came a day after a cease-fire ended three days of fighting between Israel...

As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Aug. 08, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions...

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

Aug. 08, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent...

Israeli ex-minister sentenced over Australia sex abuse case

Aug. 08, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced a former health minister to probation and a fine on Monday for obstructing justice in connection with the protracted extradition case against a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia. Yaakov Litzman, a...

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off

Aug. 08, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas...