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Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...

Stories of the victims of the New Zealand mosque attack

Mar. 17, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded. THE DEAD HUSNA AHMED Farid Ahmed refuses to turn his back on his adopted home,...

UN Mideast envoy condemns Hamas crackdown on street protests

Mar. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza's Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. Nickolay Mladenov said Sunday that he was especially alarmed by the "brutal beating" of journalists and human rights workers. Tahseen Astal, a member...

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

Mar. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Ariel...

Hamas detains rights workers as it disperses Gaza protests

Mar. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian rights groups say Hamas briefly detained four of their researchers as it dispersed protests in Gaza against recent tax hikes. Hundreds of Gazans gathered for a third day on Saturday to protest the tax hikes, which have made life even harder in the territory. Gaza...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Gazans protest Hamas tax hikes for a second day

Mar. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza for a second day to protest against tax hikes by Hamas authorities that have made life even harder in the blockaded territory. In the central town of Deir al-Balah, demonstrators burned tires and blocked roads on Friday. Witnesses,...

Ex-general challenging Israeli PM reels from hacking scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leading challenger in his heated race for re-election is trying to play down an embarrassing phone hacking scandal that has erupted just as the ex-general is sliding in opinion polls. Benny Gantz's campaign confirmed late Thursday that the former...

Turkey's Erdogan renews verbal attack against Israel

Mar. 15, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The war of words between Turkey and Israel continued Friday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for suggesting that Istanbul — formerly Constantinople — was under Turkish occupation. The Turkish and...

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

Mar. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The...