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Theater kid turned militant stars in Israeli prison break

Sep. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to...

Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees

Sep. 08, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Pressure built around Israel's prison system Wednesday after fires broke out at several facilities and the government searched for six Palestinian escapees who have been on the run since they tunneled out two days earlier. Fires were reported...

Israel strikes Gaza as Palestinians celebrate prison break

Sep. 07, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israel in support of six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from an Israeli prison the day before. ...

Israel searches for 6 Palestinians after rare prison break

Sep. 06, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched a massive manhunt in the country's north and the occupied West Bank early Monday after six Palestinian prisoners tunneled out of their cell and escaped from a high-security facility in the biggest prison break of its kind in decades. ...

Leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Palestinians meet in Cairo

Sep. 02, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president held talks in Cairo on Thursday with the King of Jordan and the president of the Palestinian Authority aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process and strengthening a ceasefire that halted the Israel-Hamas war. Egypt's Abdel Fattah...

Israel OKs gestures to Palestinians after high-level meet

Aug. 30, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister on Monday announced a series of gestures aimed at strengthening the Palestinian Authority, including plans to loan $150 million to the cash-strapped autonomy government in the occupied West Bank. The announcement came a day...

Hundreds of Gazans protest blockade along Israeli frontier

Aug. 29, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians gathered Sunday night along the separation fence with Israel, setting tires on fire and throwing explosives as Gaza's Hamas rulers pressed ahead with a campaign aimed at pressuring Israel to ease a stifling blockade of the territory. One protester...

Through four wars, toll mounts on a Gaza neighborhood

Aug. 25, 2021 03:09 AM EDT

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — The electricity is out again tonight in what’s left of Zaki and Jawaher Nassir’s neighborhood. But from the shell of their sitting room, its wall blown open by Israeli missiles, twilight and a neighbor’s fire are enough to see by. ...

Palestinians arrest 24 demonstrators in occupied West Bank

Aug. 22, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police on Sunday said they arrested 24 people protesting the government's response to the death of a prominent political activist while in the custody of Palestinian security forces. The demonstrators had planned to call for...

Israel strikes Gaza after violent protests along border

Aug. 22, 2021 06:18 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military bombed Palestinian militant weapons sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday in response to a violent demonstration on the perimeter fence that left an Israeli police officer critically injured, the army said. Saturday's violence erupted...