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Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Nov. 12, 2019 10:39 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel's regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group. The attack sparked...

Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

Nov. 12, 2019 10:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision that was welcomed by rights groups but sparked anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that when products come from an Israeli...

The Latest: Egypt working to calm Israel-Gaza fighting

Nov. 12, 2019 10:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Egyptian officials say Cairo is attempting to de-escalate tensions between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza amid the worst bout of fighting there in recent months. The officials say Egypt's general...

AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 9:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior militant with the Islamic Jihad group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Israeli officials described el-Atta as the mastermind of recent attacks against Israel and the militant group's top...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO ARE ABOUT TO BECOME HOUSEHOLD NAMES Diplomats and career government officials, little known outside professional circles, will be testifying in live public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry this...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says the Islamic Jihad commander killed in Gaza airstrike was planning a new attack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:34 AM EST
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says the Islamic Jihad commander killed in Gaza airstrike was planning a new attack.

Video raises questions about Israeli shooting of Palestinian

Nov. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An amateur video taken in the West Bank indicated a Palestinian man killed by Israeli forces Monday was shot at close range, apparently while he was unarmed and posed no threat to soldiers. The army said it was investigating. It was the second video to emerge in the past week...

Palestinian shot in back says Israelis abused him for hours

Nov. 11, 2019 10:50 AM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A young Palestinian man who was shot in the back by Israeli forces in an incident caught on video last year says the footage shows just a small part of what was a horrifying day for him. Speaking to The Associated Press after the video emerged last week, Karam Qawasmi said he was...

Palestinian leader boasts he has 'slapped' US in the face

Nov. 11, 2019 8:50 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president says he has "slapped" the U.S. Administration in the face by rejecting President Donald Trump's promised peace plan. In a speech Monday, Mahmoud Abbas derisively referred to the U.S. peace plan, known as the "Deal of the Century," as the "Slap of the...

Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year...