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US has not been asked to help in probe of reporter's killing

May. 25, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Neither Israel nor the Palestinian Authority has formally requested U.S. assistance in the investigation into the killing of a Palestinian-American reporter during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank, the State Department said Wednesday. An AP reconstruction...

Turkish FM makes rare visit to Israel as nations mend ties

May. 25, 2022 11:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister visited Israel on Wednesday as part of ongoing efforts to improve ties between the two countries, which have often been bitterly divided in recent years over Turkey's support for the Palestinians. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on the first official...

Palestinian teen shot dead in Israeli raid on West Bank

May. 24, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Health authorities said a 16-year-old Palestinian died early Wednesday after being wounded during clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a wave of violence that has persisted for months. The Palestinian health ministry...

In West Bank, Turkish FM pledges support for Palestinians

May. 24, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Turkey's foreign minister said Tuesday that improved ties with Israel will not come at the expense of its commitment to supporting the Palestinians and the two-state solution to the conflict. Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke in the Palestinian administrative headquarters in...

Review suggests Israeli fire killed reporter, no final word

May. 24, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh? Almost two weeks after the death of the veteran Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh's colleagues that...

Israeli Arab lawmaker rejoins coalition days after quitting

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Arab Israeli lawmaker who quit the ruling coalition said Sunday that she was returning to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's 60-member alliance, ending a crisis that lasted just a few days. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi said Thursday that she was quitting Bennett's...

Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

May. 21, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian militant as fighting erupted when soldiers entered a volatile town in the occupied West Bank early Saturday, the Palestinian health ministry and local media said. The shooting, which Israel said came during a...

Israeli military ID's gun that may have killed journalist

May. 19, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has identified a soldier's rifle that may have killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but said it cannot be certain unless the Palestinians turn over the bullet for analysis, a military official said Thursday. The confirmation marked a...

Israeli PM welcomes expansion of West Bank settlements

May. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal. During a visit to the settlement of Elkana, he cast...

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

May. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday as they tried to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators following the funeral of a young Palestinian man who died from injuries sustained during confrontations with police last month. Dozens of people...