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Israeli raid leaves 4 Palestinians dead in West Bank camp

Sep. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — At least four Palestinians were killed and 44 wounded during an Israeli military raid Wednesday into the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry reported, marking the deadliest episode since Israel escalated a crackdown on the...

Israel starts medical rehab program for wounded Ukrainians

Sep. 27, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that two Ukrainians wounded in the war with Russia will receive specialized medical care in a new program in Israel, which has stayed neutral during the conflict. Prime Minister Yair Lapid said that up to 20 patients would get...

Family of Palestinian slain by Israel denies he was attacker

Sep. 25, 2022 12:04 PM EDT

BEIT IJZA, West Bank (AP) — Relatives pushed back Sunday against Israeli claims that a Palestinian teacher intentionally rammed an Israeli police car before he was shot dead by security forces. The family of 36-year-old Mohammed Abu Kafieh said he had no possible reason to carry...

Israeli troops kill Palestinian after alleged car-ramming

Sep. 24, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Saturday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who allegedly tried to ram his car into a group of soldiers patrolling in the occupied West Bank, according to Israeli soldiers and media. The incident took place near the city of Nablus in the...

Regional fights take stage at UN where Ukraine has dominated

Sep. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Two of the world’s most persistent conflicts punctuated debate at the United Nations on Friday, as the annual gathering of world leaders deviated from the dominating issue of the war in Ukraine. Addressing hostilities thousands of miles apart and sharing...

Palestinian strife highlights lost hopes of armed youths

Sep. 22, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Nablus was a battered city. Shops gaped open to the street, their windows smashed. Street signs were overturned. Ash stained the roads. Armored vehicles roamed the city center, still pockmarked and splattered with paint from a day of protests. The...

Israeli PM meets Turkish president, first time in 14 years

Sep. 21, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has met with Turkey's president for the first time in 14 years, the latest sign of warming ties between the two regional powers after a long and bitter rift. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he met with Turkish President...

Palestinians reach truce to end West Bank clashes

Sep. 21, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces and militants agreed to a truce on Wednesday to end violent clashes in a flashpoint West Bank city, local officials said. The violence highlighted deep disenchantment with the internationally backed Palestinian leadership. For...

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...

Al Jazeera journalist's killing referred to ICC in complaint

Sep. 20, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A coalition of lawyers and advocacy groups said Tuesday it has referred the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on behalf of her family, calling on prosecutors to investigate what it described as Israel’s deliberate...