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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Israeli border police block the road and disperse Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists during a rally protesting a newly established settlement near the West Bank village of Kufr Malik, East of Ramallah.   In the occupied West Bank, Israeli troops routinely detain Palestinians who organize or take part in protests. Israel and its international allies have meanwhile passed legislation targeting the Palestinian-led boycott movement. Critics say such measures leave the Palestinians with no choice but to accept permanent military rule or resort to violence.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Palestinians face mounting barriers to peaceful protest

Jan. 5, 2020 1:11 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison and paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines for organizing protests. He's among a growing number of Palestinians who have embraced non-violent means...

Israel to withhold $43 million of Palestinian tax funds

Dec. 29, 2019 3:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli Security Cabinet on Sunday voted to withhold $43 million of tax funds from the Palestinians, saying the money has been used to promote violence, Israeli media reported. The sum represents funds that Israel says the Palestinians have used to pay the families of Palestinians who...

A Ukrainian soldier eats in a trench in the front line near the town of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. A long-awaited summit in Paris on Monday aims to find a way to end the war in eastern Ukraine, a conflict that after five years and 14,000 lives lost has emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics. (AP Photo/Vitali Komar)

UN resolution condemns Russia's occupation of Crimea

Dec. 9, 2019 7:30 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Monday condemning Russia’s occupation of Crimea and the city of Sebastapol and urging the withdrawal of its military forces “without delay.” The vote in the 193-member assembly was 63-19 in favor of the measure, with...

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Palestinians in Bethlehem look beyond religious tourism

Dec. 9, 2019 7:40 AM EST

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — For decades, the people of Bethlehem have watched tour buses drive up to the Church of the Nativity, disgorge their passengers for a few hours at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, and then return to Israel. But in recent years a new form of tourism has taken root, focused on...