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Pro-Hamas activists launch incendiary balloons into Israel

Jul. 25, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Incendiary balloons launched from the Gaza Strip on Sunday caused at least three blazes in southern Israel, Israeli media reported, raising the possibility of renewed Israeli strikes on the Hamas-run territory. Photos and video posted on social media...

Israeli airlines launch first direct flights to Morocco

Jul. 25, 2021 07:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Israeli airlines launched their first commercial flights between Israel and Morocco on Sunday, less than a year after the countries officially normalized relations. Israir's flight departed Tel Aviv for Marrakech with around 100 Israeli tourists,...

Algerian judoka refuses potential Olympic bout with Israeli

Jul. 23, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — An Algerian judo athlete will be sent home from the Tokyo Olympics after he withdrew from the competition to avoid potentially facing an Israeli opponent. Fethi Nourine and his coach, Amar Benikhlef, told Algerian media they were withdrawing to avoid a...

Palestinians say teen killed by Israeli gunfire in West Bank

Jul. 23, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian health officials on Friday said a 17-year-old youth was shot and killed by Israeli troops during a clash in the occupied West Bank. The shooting occurred in Nebi Saleh, a village where residents have held numerous demonstrations...

Poland a step closer to adopting controversial property law

Jul. 23, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Senate on Friday approved with some amendments much-disputed changes to property restitution rules, moving them a step closer to adoption. The draft regulations have drawn strong criticism from Israel and from Jewish organizations who say...

UN rights body names panel to probe Israel, Palestinians

Jul. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s former top human rights official will be part of a new permanent panel investigating abuses in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank, the U.N. Human Rights Council said Thursday. The chairperson of the 47-member Human Rights Council appointed Navi...

PM urges Israelis to get vaccinated as delta variant spreads

Jul. 22, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday called upon hundreds of thousands of citizens who have not yet been vaccinated against the coronavirus to get the shot. His appeal came as new infections climbed precipitously in recent weeks. Naftali Bennett's...

Syria accuses Israel of carrying out strike, 2nd this week

Jul. 22, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

DAMASCUS (AP) — Syria accused Israel of carrying out an airstrike in a central province early on Thursday, the second such attack this week. The aerial attack caused material damage, it said. The country's state news agency quoted an unidentified Syrian military...

Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

Jul. 22, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains “fully committed” to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week’s announcement by the company’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli...

Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

Jul. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An explosion tore through a house in a popular market in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 10, the Palestinian territory's interior ministry said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. ...