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Vandals damage cars in Arab neighborhood of east Jerusalem

Dec. 9, 2019 10:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Vandals slashed the tires of over 160 vehicles and sprayed slogans such as “Arabs=enemies” in a Palestinian neighborhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli police said Monday. Elsewhere, Palestinian residents of the volatile West Bank city of Hebron staged a general...

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after 3 rockets

Dec. 8, 2019 6:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed several militants’ sites in Gaza early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel. The military said in a statement the airstrikes targeted military camps and a naval base for Hamas, the Islamic militant...

Israel: Hezbollah undeterred after recent setbacks

Dec. 5, 2019 2:46 PM EST

SHTULA, Israel (AP) — A year after uncovering a network of cross-border Hezbollah tunnels, the Israeli military says the Lebanese militant group has beefed up its presence along the volatile frontier. Military officials say that neither the destruction of the tunnels, nor Hezbollah’s recent domestic...

Israeli foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn isn’t elected

Dec. 5, 2019 6:20 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes the leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t get elected in the country’s upcoming vote. Israel Katz told Israeli Army Radio on Thursday that he hopes Jeremy Corbyn isn’t brought to power on Dec. 12. Katz said:...

Israeli army kills alleged Palestinian teen attacker

Nov. 30, 2019 4:23 PM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says Israeli troops have shot and killed a teenager near the West Bank city of Hebron. The ministry on Saturday identified the youth as Badawi Masalmeh, 18, adding that Israeli soldiers took his body. The Israeli military said its forces spotted...

Israeli army kills Gaza teen, militants respond with rocket

Nov. 29, 2019 3:12 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teen Friday near the Gaza-Israel frontier and Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel in the evening, apparently in response to the fatal shooting. The Israeli military said a projectile had been fired from Gaza but there...

Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales

Nov. 28, 2019 2:33 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia said Thursday it will restore diplomatic ties with Israel, a decade after then-President Evo Morales severed relations because of an Israeli military offensive in Gaza. The renewal of ties with Israel was announced by interim Foreign Minister Karen Longaric as part of an...

Israel demolishes homes of 4 suspected Palestinian attackers

Nov. 28, 2019 3:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has demolished the homes of four Palestinians suspected of killing an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces tore down the homes in the West Bank village of Beit Kahil, northwest of Hebron. Israel says the four are suspected of being involved in the fatal stabbing...

Israeli aircraft hit Hamas site after rocket fire from Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 6:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft attacked several sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military said the targets of the multiple airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip included a weapons manufacturing facility. There were...

The Latest: Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 2:24 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Israeli military says its missile defenses intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. The army said in a statement Tuesday that it identified two projectiles fired from the...