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Rights group: Israel holding 800 Palestinians without trial

Oct. 02, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is holding nearly 800 Palestinians without trial or charge, the highest number since 2008, an Israeli rights group said Sunday. The group, HaMoked, which regularly gathers figures from Israeli prison authorities, said that 798 Palestinians are currently...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teen after alleged firebomb

Oct. 02, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank after a group of youths smashed a hole through the Israeli separation barrier and began throwing objects at police. The shooting happened in Azariyah, a village just...

Booking.com adds travel warnings for West Bank settlements

Sep. 30, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The online travel agency Booking.com added warnings on Friday to listings in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, following years of pressure from Palestinian officials and human rights groups. The new alert urges customers searching for rentals in Israeli settlements...

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...

Facebook violated rights of Palestinian users, report finds

Sep. 22, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

Actions by Facebook and its parent Meta during last year's Gaza war violated the rights of Palestinian users to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, political participation and non-discrimination, a report commissioned by the social media company has found. The report...

Palestinian suspect killed after stabbing in central Israel

Sep. 22, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed Thursday by an off-duty policeman after stabbing a pair of Israeli motorists at an intersection in central Israel, Israeli officials and media said. The incident came at a time of heightened Israeli-Palestinian violence. ...

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...

Former Pakistani government minister visits Israel

Sep. 21, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A delegation of Pakistanis, including a former government minister, met Israeli Foreign Ministry officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday, the leader of the group and trip organizers said. Pakistan is among the countries that has no diplomatic relations with Israel...

Booking.com plans warning for listings in occupied West Bank

Sep. 19, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The online travel agency Booking.com said Monday it plans to add warnings to listings in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, becoming the latest foreign company to wade into one of the world’s most contentious debates. Booking.com said it would caution customers...