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Israel demolishes home of Palestinian charged with killing

Apr. 19, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian charged with the killing of a 19-year-old Israeli woman. Israeli forces bulldozed two apartments belonging to the father of Arafat Erfayieh in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday. Erfaiyeh was arrested and...

Israel military exports were $7.5 billion in 2018, down 18%

Apr. 17, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Ministry says the country's military exports were $7.5 billion last year, down 18% from the previous year. The ministry said on Wednesday that despite the drop, the 2018 figures were a "major success" and the second-highest level in the past decade. It said the $9.2...

Israel demolishes home of suspected Palestinian attacker

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian suspected in a drive-by shooting against Israelis in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Saleh Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar early Wednesday. Barghouti was killed in a raid earlier...

Israeli army probes shooting death of West Bank Palestinian

Apr. 14, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it's investigating the fatal shooting of a Palestinian man by an Israeli civilian earlier this month near the West Bank city of Nablus. The inquiry comes the same day as Sunday's announcement by Israeli rights group B'Tselem saying it found inconsistencies in the...

Syria says Israeli airstrike on military position wounds 6

Apr. 13, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria early Saturday wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings, Syria's state news agency SANA reported. SANA quoted an unnamed military official as saying the airstrike near the town of Masyaf, in Hama province, hit a...

Health officials: Israeli fire kills 15-year-old Palestinian

Apr. 12, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's health ministry says Israeli troops have killed a Palestinian teenager during protests along the perimeter fence dividing Israel and Gaza. Maisara Shalouf, 15, was shot in the belly and died in northern Gaza Strip, at one of the protests along the frontier. The ministry...

Israel arrests brother of Palestinian protest icon

Apr. 8, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The family of Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi says her younger brother has been arrested in their home in the occupied West Bank. Their father, Bassem Tamimi, says soldiers broke in early Monday and arrested 15-year-old Mohammed. He says Mohammed broke his arm over the weekend...

Putin says Russia helped locate Israeli soldier's remains

Apr. 4, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin told Israel's visiting prime minister on Thursday that the Russian military helped locate the remains of an Israeli soldier missing since 1982 with Syrian assistance, while Damascus denied any knowledge of the matter. The recovery of Zachary Baumel's remains closed a...

Israel recovers body of soldier lost in '82 Lebanon battle

Apr. 3, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Wednesday said it had recovered the body of a soldier who went missing in a bloody 1982 battle with Syrian forces in southern Lebanon, closing a famous case that has plagued Israel for nearly four decades. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, told...

Palestinian killed in West Bank clashes with Israeli troops

Apr. 2, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A West Bank medical official said Tuesday a Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces when clashes erupted during an arrest raid near Jerusalem. The Israeli military said in a statement that troops arrested 12 Palestinians in the West Bank wanted for "involvement in terror...