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Identity is complex for Lebanon's Christian Palestinian camp

Dec. 23, 2022 08:08 AM EST

DBAYEH, Lebanon (AP) — Tucked away in the hills north of Beirut below a Maronite monastery, Lebanon’s only remaining Christian-majority Palestinian camp gives few outward clues to its identity. Unlike the country’s other Palestinian refugee camps, there are no flags or political slogans on...

US Jews fear collision with expected Israeli government

Dec. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ties to the Jewish American community, one of its closest and most important allies, are about to be put to the test, with Israel’s emerging far-right government on a collision course with Jews in the United States. Major Jewish American organizations,...

Israeli deportation of Palestinian activist on hold

Dec. 06, 2022 13:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will have to wait to deport a Palestinian lawyer and activist to France for at least several weeks. Saleh Hammouri appeared at a court hearing near Tel Aviv on Tuesday. No decisions were made, and another hearing was set for Jan. 1, said Dani Shenhar, one of...

Israel dismantles unused Gaza crossing to extend barrier

Dec. 06, 2022 12:48 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Bulldozers and cranes were seen Tuesday dismantling a commercial crossing point on the eastern side of Gaza City after Israel decided to extend a security barrier at the location of the long-defunct terminal. The Karni crossing had been the largest and...

Al Jazeera wants court to probe Palestinian reporter's death

Dec. 06, 2022 08:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — News channel Al Jazeera on Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as she was reporting from a Palestinian refugee camp in May. Al Jazeera has accused the Israeli government of...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Dec. 05, 2022 06:13 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials said a Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during a military raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday. It was the latest death in a recent surge of violence in the territory. The Israeli military has been conducting daily raids...

Blinken vows US support for Israel despite unease over gov't

Dec. 04, 2022 17:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday the U.S. will not shrink from its unwavering support for Israel despite stark differences with Prime Minister-elect Benjamin Netanyahu and concerns the Biden administration may have about potential members of his incoming right-wing...

Palestinians say killing caught on video was unjustified

Dec. 03, 2022 23:32 PM EST

HAWARA, West Bank (AP) — A makeshift sidewalk memorial with a Palestinian flag and a mourning notice paid tribute Saturday to a 22-year-old Palestinian whose death at the hands of an Israeli border police officer — four pistol shots from close range — was captured on widely shared amateur...

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza after rocket fire

Dec. 03, 2022 19:33 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck several military sites in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after Palestinian militants fired a missile into southern Israel in a move apparently linked to rising tension in the occupied West Bank, Israel said. The Israeli...

Israeli officer kills Palestinian after alleged stabbing

Dec. 02, 2022 22:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s paramilitary border police said an officer killed an alleged Palestinian assailant in the occupied West Bank on Friday after they wrestled over a weapon. Amateur video captured the moments the officer fired the fatal shots, and the Palestinian man dropped to the...