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Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinians in West Bank gunbattles

Sep. 27, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops conducted a series of arrest raids against suspected Hamas militants across the occupied West Bank early Sunday, sparking a pair of gun battles in which five Palestinians were killed and two Israeli soldiers were seriously wounded. It was...

Frustrated Abbas gives Israel ultimatum in harsh UN address

Sep. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to withdraw recognition of Israel — a cornerstone of three decades of failed peace efforts —...

Palestinians say Israel troops killed protester in West Bank

Sep. 24, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during clashes Friday between protesters and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The clashes erupted in the northern town of Beita, where residents hold weekly...

Poll finds nearly 80% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign

Sep. 21, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll has found that nearly 80% of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of an activist in security forces' custody and a crackdown on protests over the summer. The survey released Tuesday...

Israeli army arrests last 2 of 6 Palestinian prison escapees

Sep. 19, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Sunday arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago, closing an intense, embarrassing episode that exposed deep security flaws in Israel and turned the fugitives into Palestinian heroes. ...

Theater kid turned militant stars in Israeli prison break

Sep. 09, 2021 09:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly two decades, Zakaria Zubeidi has been an object of fascination for Israelis and Palestinians alike, who have seen his progression from a child actor to a swaggering militant, to the scarred face of a West Bank theater promoting “cultural resistance” to...

Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees

Sep. 08, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Pressure built around Israel's prison system Wednesday after fires broke out at several facilities and the government searched for six Palestinian escapees who have been on the run since they tunneled out two days earlier. Fires were reported...

Israel strikes Gaza as Palestinians celebrate prison break

Sep. 07, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on what it said was a militant site in the Gaza Strip early Tuesday after Palestinians sent incendiary balloons into Israel in support of six Palestinian prisoners who had escaped from an Israeli prison the day before. ...

Israel searches for 6 Palestinians after rare prison break

Sep. 06, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel launched a massive manhunt in the country's north and the occupied West Bank early Monday after six Palestinian prisoners tunneled out of their cell and escaped from a high-security facility in the biggest prison break of its kind in decades. ...

Leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Palestinians meet in Cairo

Sep. 02, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s president held talks in Cairo on Thursday with the King of Jordan and the president of the Palestinian Authority aimed at reviving the Middle East peace process and strengthening a ceasefire that halted the Israel-Hamas war. Egypt's Abdel Fattah...