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A year after disaster, thousands flock to Israeli holy site

May. 18, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of worshippers flocked to a Jewish holy site in northern Israel to light bonfires, pray and dance Wednesday under heavy police presence, a year after a stampede there left 45 people dead. This year's Lag BaOmer holiday festivities at Mount Meron appeared...

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...

Palestinian gunman dies days after clash with Israeli troops

May. 15, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Palestinian gunman who is the brother of a prominent Palestinian militant died Sunday after being critically wounded in clashes with Israeli forces, according to the Israeli hospital where he was being treated. Daoud Zubeidi was wounded in clashes with the...

Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel

May. 12, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh,...

Rights group: Israel approves over 4,000 new settler homes

May. 12, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel advanced plans for the construction of more than 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a rights group said, a day after the military demolished homes in an area where hundreds of Palestinians face the threat of expulsion. It was a...

Key Israeli governing partner Ra'am to remain in coalition

May. 11, 2022 07:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A key Israeli governing partner said Wednesday it was remaining in the country's fragile coalition, averting another crisis for the embattled government. Mansour Abbas, the head of the Islamist Arab Ra'am party, said he would continue his party's membership in the...

Embattled Israeli leader vows to keep government afloat

May. 09, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's embattled prime minister on Monday vowed to continue to lead the country as his shaky government limped into the opening of parliament's summer session on the verge of collapse. Less than a year after taking office, Naftali Bennett has lost his...

Israel police arrest woman suspected in threats to PM family

May. 09, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police arrested on Monday a 65-year-old woman suspected of sending death threats with bullets to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's family last month. A statement from the police only identified the woman as a resident of southern Israel; police said further...

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israelis in occupied West Bank

May. 09, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians, one a teenager, were killed in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, hours after police apprehended two Palestinian men suspected of killing three Israelis last week. It was the latest episode of violence during weeks of...

Israeli minister touts plans to approve 4,000 settler homes

May. 06, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to advance plans for the construction of 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the interior minister said Friday, drawing warnings of “serious consequences” from the Palestinian Authority. If approved, it would be the biggest advancement...