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Palestinians: Israeli troops kill 3 militants in West Bank

Aug. 09, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops killed three Palestinian militants and wounded dozens in a shootout that erupted during an arrest raid in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. The shootout came a day after a cease-fire ended three days of fighting between Israel...

Palestinians: Israeli forces kill 2 in West Bank gun battle

Jul. 24, 2022 06:06 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops and special forces on an arrest mission exchanged fire with Palestinians barricaded in a house in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli police said. The local rescue service said two Palestinians were killed. Israeli police said a number...

Gunmen shoot, wound Hamas official in West Bank

Jul. 22, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian police said unknown assailants on Friday shot and wounded an official affiliated with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers in the occupied West Bank. Nasser al-Shaer, who served as deputy Hamas prime minister for a year and a half after the group...

Macron: Situation in Palestinian areas "more than worrying"

Jul. 20, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday called for the resumption of long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in order to prevent simmering tensions in one of Middle East’s longest conflicts from boiling over again. Speaking alongside...

Nearly 160 world leaders plan to attend UN September meeting

Jul. 19, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A very high number of heads of state and government -- 157 -- say they plan to attend September’s first totally in-person gathering of world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly since the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020. The 104 heads of state on the...

Israel strikes Gaza target in response to rocket fire

Jul. 16, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military attacked what it said was a Hamas military site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in response to a pair of rocket attacks overnight. The exchange that took place hours after U.S. President Joe Biden concluded a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories....

Rockets fired from Gaza into Israel hours after Biden visit

Jul. 15, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward southern Israel early Saturday, hours after U.S. President Joe Biden concluded a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories. One of the rockets was intercepted by aerial...

The Latest: Biden trip won't immediately impact gas prices

Jul. 15, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia — President Joe Biden said Friday that gas prices across the U.S. “have been coming down every single day to the best of my knowledge” but cautioned that his visit to Saudi Arabia may not have an...

In West Bank, Biden says 'ground is not ripe' for peace

Jul. 15, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — During a visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, President Joe Biden offered compassion and financial assistance for hope-starved Palestinians but also delivered a blunt acknowledgment that the “ground is not ripe” for new attempts to reach an elusive...

The Latest: Khashoggi's widow cites Biden commitment on MBS

Jul. 13, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

The Latest on President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast (all times local): WASHINGTON — The widow of Jamal Khashoggi, the U.S.-based writer killed by Saudi government agents four years ago, said Wednesday that she received a commitment that President Joe Biden will bring up the...