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Gaza officials say Palestinian killed at border protest

Sep. 21, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest. Israel's military said Palestinians hurled grenades, explosive devices and rocks toward troops and one soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel. It said...

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

Sep. 21, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel. Abbas' denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump. U.S. National...

AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

Sep. 20, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision. The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the U.N. Security...

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Sep. 19, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel. The ministry said early Thursday that Moumin Abu Eiada was shot in the head as he participated with dozens in an overnight protest in...

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Sep. 19, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. The militant Hamas group was hoping its indirect talks with Israel would result in...

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

Sep. 19, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. The day's lesson was the Arabic letter "Raa," and the screen...

Israel says police kill Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

Sep. 18, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say officers have shot and killed a Palestinian who attacked a Jewish worshipper in Jerusalem and then charged at them. Police said in a statement the Palestinian ran at a Jewish person near Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday evening and knocked him to the ground. They said he...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

Sep. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousands of Palestinians rallied Tuesday outside Erez crossing to protest the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the...

Palestinian man dies after being arrested by Israeli forces

Sep. 18, 2018 5:23 AM EDT

BEIT RIMA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian residents say a 24-year-old Palestinian man has died after being arrested at his home by Israeli forces. Relatives say that undercover soldiers burst into Mohammed Remawi's room in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday. His uncle, Bahaa Remawi, says Mohammed looked weak as he...