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Israeli forces kill 2 militants in West Bank arrest raid

Dec. 01, 2022 05:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, according to the military and the Islamic Jihad militant group, the latest bloodshed in months of violence between the sides. The Palestinian Health Ministry...

US-Iran match mirrored a regional rivalry for many Arab fans

Nov. 29, 2022 18:40 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. team’s victory over Iran at the World Cup on Tuesday was closely watched across the Middle East, where the two nations have been engaged in a cold war for over four decades and where many blame one or both for the region’s woes. Critics of Iran say it...

Israeli-Palestinian conflict catches up with Qatar World Cup

Nov. 24, 2022 07:50 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It was uncharted territory for the Israeli journalist. Wandering through the rustic outdoor marketplace in Doha before the start of the World Cup, he zeroed in on a Qatari man in his traditional headdress and white flowing robe and asked for an interview. ...

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

Nov. 23, 2022 13:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded...

In blockaded Gaza, World Cup fans watch from the sidelines

Nov. 20, 2022 14:36 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of fans gathered at a sports hall in Gaza City on Sunday, which Qatar prepared for the Palestinian residents of the impoverished territory to watch the World Cup matches for free. The fans looked attentively at the large screen as the opener...

Official claims deadly Gaza house fire caused by party stunt

Nov. 20, 2022 11:14 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Investigators said Sunday that last week's massive apartment fire in the Gaza Strip was ignited accidentally by a man using gasoline in a party trick, but did not explain how they reached that conclusion. The blaze killed 22 members of the same family and there were...

Palestinian leader quietly in Qatar for World Cup opening

Nov. 19, 2022 14:23 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Doha on Saturday to attend the World Cup opening ceremony, Qatar’s news agency reported, in a visit unannounced by the Palestinians. Wafa, the official Palestinian news agency, with a highlighted section...

Gaza fire kills 21 from one family during birthday party

Nov. 18, 2022 09:31 AM EST

JABALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Twenty-one victims of a fire that tore through a top-floor apartment in the Gaza Strip during a birthday party were members of the same family, two of their relatives said Friday. Thousands later joined a funeral procession for the victims....

Palestinian officials say house fire in Gaza Strip kills 21

Nov. 17, 2022 20:38 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A fire set off by stored gasoline in a residential building killed 21 people Thursday evening in a refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, the territory's Hamas rulers said, in one of the deadliest incidents in recent years outside the violence stemming from the...

Netanyahu, Turkey's Erdogan to continue to improve ties

Nov. 17, 2022 13:47 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Turkey's president and Israel's likely next prime minister said Thursday in a phone call that they would work to continue to improve ties between their countries. Relations between former allies Turkey and Israel became icy under former Prime Minister...