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Palestinian suspect killed after stabbing in central Israel

Sep. 22, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was shot and killed Thursday by an off-duty policeman after stabbing a pair of Israeli motorists at an intersection in central Israel, Israeli officials and media said. The incident came at a time of heightened Israeli-Palestinian violence. ...

Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead. In separate violence, Israeli police...

Palestinian farmer discovers rare ancient treasure in Gaza

Sep. 16, 2022 02:10 AM EDT

BUREIJ, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last spring, a Palestinian farmer was planting a new olive tree when his shovel hit a hard object. He called his son, and for three months, the pair slowly excavated an ornate Byzantine-era mosaic that experts say is one of the greatest archaeological treasures ever...

Israeli officer, 2 Palestinian militants killed in shootout

Sep. 14, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian gunmen opened fire on Israeli troops near a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank Wednesday, killing an Israeli army officer, Israel's military said. Palestinian officials said that troops killed the two gunmen. The overnight incident was the...

Israel's handling of reporter's death angers media outlets

Sep. 08, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

Israel's decision to absolve itself of responsibility for the shooting death of a veteran Al-Jazeera journalist drew criticism from international media Thursday, marking a further deterioration of relations between the military and reporters covering the conflict. The Foreign Press...

Hamas executes 5 Gazans charged with murder, aiding Israel

Sep. 04, 2022 04:10 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas authorities Sunday executed five Palestinian men convicted in separate cases of murder and alleged collaboration with Israel. The Interior Ministry said the executions meant “to achieve public deterrence and security,” but rights...

Israel imposes sanctions on alleged Hamas financial network

Aug. 31, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 20 companies and individuals operating across the Middle East that it says are involved in financing the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The sanctions are directed against what the Defense Ministry described as an...

Gaza aid worker gets 12 years on Israeli terror charges

Aug. 30, 2022 07:29 AM EDT

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced the Gaza director of a major international charity to 12 years in prison after the court earlier convicted him of terrorism charges in a high-profile case in which independent investigations found no proof of wrongdoing. ...

Work permits are a lifeline for Gaza, and a lever for Israel

Aug. 26, 2022 02:07 AM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Ibrahim Slaieh can point to three great moments of joy in his life in the Gaza Strip: his graduation from university, his wedding, and the day last year when he got a six-month permit to work inside Israel. The permit — a little piece of paper,...

Israel indicts militant whose arrest fueled Gaza tensions

Aug. 25, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it has filed terror charges against a senior member of the Islamic Jihad militant group whose arrest in the occupied West Bank helped spark three days of heavy fighting in Gaza earlier this month. Islamic Jihad had demanded the...