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Israeli group says West Bank outposts boom under Trump

Jul. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers have established dozens of unauthorized settlement outposts in the West Bank in recent years, most of them founded since President Donald Trump entered office, an Israeli watchdog group said Monday. Peace Now said in a new report that Israeli settlers have founded 32...

Israeli crews demolish Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

Jul. 22, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews on Monday began demolishing dozens of Palestinian homes on the outskirts of an east Jerusalem neighborhood, in one of the largest operations of its kind in years. The demolitions capped a years-long legal battle over the buildings, constructed near the invisible line...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians yield few results

Jul. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

Iran's supreme leader vows not to give up on Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader was quoted Monday as saying during a meeting with a delegation from the Palestinian militant group Hamas that his country won't give up its stance in support of the Palestinians. "Supporting Palestine is an ideological and religious matter," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 22, 2019 6:23 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. UNPOPULAR LEADER FACES PEOPLE'S WRATH Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expected to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Ricardo...

Israeli probes into deaths of Palestinians often go nowhere

Jul. 22, 2019 2:34 AM EDT

JALAZON REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Hamedo Fakhouri clearly remembers the moment when the young Palestinian who worked at his neighborhood coffee shop was shot dead. Israeli troops were lingering after an overnight arrest raid in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem when he noticed the mentally...

Israeli work crews begin demolitions of dozens of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem

Jul. 22, 2019 1:05 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli work crews begin demolitions of dozens of Palestinian homes in east Jerusalem.

Kushner to head to Mideast to push Palestinian economic plan

Jul. 21, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, is returning to the Mideast at month's end to promote the administration's $50 billion economic support plan for the Palestinians that they've rejected because it ignores their political demands. Kushner outlined the...

Israel disperse anti-demolition protesters in West Bank

Jul. 20, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces have dispersed several dozen Palestinians protesting the planned demolitions of homes in an east Jerusalem village. About 50 Palestinians gathered Saturday at Sur Baher, which straddles Israel's West Bank separation barrier, in solidarity with owners of homes close to the...

Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets. The comments came after top-selling Bild newspaper reported that the "likes" came...