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Palestinians: Teenager killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Aug. 17, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed and dozens were wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian medics said early Thursday. The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said Waseem Khalifa, 18, was killed and 35...

Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors in diplomatic reset

Aug. 17, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two countries, the Israeli prime minister's office said Wednesday. The two countries, once...

German leader condemns Abbas' '50 Holocausts' remark

Aug. 17, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's chancellor said Wednesday that he was “disgusted by the outrageous remarks" made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin, accusing Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's...

Reports: Israel carried out Gaza strike that killed 5 minors

Aug. 16, 2022 15:10 PM EDT

JEBALIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian human rights group and an Israeli newspaper reported Tuesday that an explosion in a cemetery that killed five Palestinian children during the latest flare-up in Gaza was caused by an Israeli airstrike and not an errant Palestinian rocket. ...

Former Israeli PM Netanyahu has memoir coming in November

Aug. 16, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a memoir coming out this fall. “Bibi: My Story” will be published Nov. 22, three weeks after parliamentary elections are to be held in Israel. “Born a year after the founding of the Jewish state, I have...

Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

Aug. 16, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner said Tuesday that her client will appeal his case to Israel’s Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike against his detention. Also Tuesday, an Israeli military court extended the sentence...

Israel rejects appeal to release Palestinian hunger striker

Aug. 15, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court on Monday rejected an appeal for release by a Palestinian prisoner whose health is deteriorating as he continues a 165-day hunger strike to protest being held without charge or trial, his lawyer said. Khalil Awawdeh is one of several...

US: Drone attack targets US base in Syria, no casualties

Aug. 15, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An attack with drones hit a compound run by American troops and U.S.-backed Syrian opposition fighters in eastern Syria on Monday, the U.S. military said, adding that there were no casualties or damage. The military said the attack took place in the vicinity of...

Syria says Israeli strikes kill 3 soldiers, wounds others

Aug. 14, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israel launched a missile attack on western and central Syria Sunday night, killing three soldiers and wounding three others, the Syrian military said in a statement. The Syrian army said Israel’s military targeted several positions in the coastal province...

Militant's death brings Gaza toll from latest fighting to 49

Aug. 12, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian mourners held a funeral Friday for a militant who succumbed to wounds suffered during three days of heavy fighting between Israel and Gaza militants last weekend. His death brings the total number of Palestinians killed in the flare-up to...