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Palestinians mourn boy who died 'of fear' of Israeli troops

Sep. 30, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

TEQUA, West Bank (AP) — A throng of men clutching the body of a 7-year-old Palestinian boy marched through a town in the occupied West Bank toward the child's final resting place on Friday, a day after his parents say he died from fear of Israeli soldiers. Rayan Suleiman, with...

US calls on Israel to investigate death of Palestinian boy

Sep. 29, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department is calling on Israel to open a “thorough” investigation into the mysterious death of a 7-year-old Palestinian boy who collapsed and died on Thursday, shortly after Israeli soldiers came to his home in the occupied West Bank. Relatives...

Ultra-Orthodox protesters block Jerusalem intersection

Sep. 29, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men on Thursday blocked a major Jerusalem intersection to protest attempts to force them to register for Israel’s military draft. Military service is mandatory for most Jewish Israeli men, but the ultra-Orthodox often receive...

Israeli raid leaves 4 Palestinians dead in West Bank camp

Sep. 28, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — At least four Palestinians were killed and 44 wounded during an Israeli military raid Wednesday into the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported, marking the deadliest episode since Israel escalated a crackdown on the...

Family of Palestinian slain by Israel denies he was attacker

Sep. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BEIT IJZA, West Bank (AP) — Relatives pushed back Sunday against Israeli claims that a Palestinian teacher intentionally rammed an Israeli police car before he was shot dead by security forces. The family of 36-year-old Mohammed Abu Kafieh said he had no possible reason to carry...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car-ramming

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who allegedly tried to ram his car into a group of soldiers patrolling in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli soldiers and media. The incident took place near the city of Nablus in the...

Palestinian strife highlights lost hopes of armed youths

Sep. 22, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Nablus was a battered city. Shops gaped open to the street, their windows smashed. Street signs were overturned. Ash stained the roads. Armored vehicles roamed the city center, still pockmarked and splattered with paint from a day of protests. The...

Palestinians reach truce to end West Bank clashes

Sep. 21, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces and militants agreed to a truce on Wednesday to end violent clashes in a flashpoint West Bank city, local officials said. The violence highlighted deep disenchantment with the internationally backed Palestinian leadership. For...

Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead. In separate violence, Israeli police...

Al Jazeera journalist's killing referred to ICC in complaint

Sep. 20, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A coalition of lawyers and advocacy groups said Tuesday it has referred the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on behalf of her family, calling on prosecutors to investigate what it described as Israel’s deliberate...