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Palestinian teen shot in Israeli raid in occupied West Bank

May. 21, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian militant as fighting erupted when soldiers entered a volatile town in the occupied West Bank early Saturday, the Palestinian health ministry and local media said. The shooting, which Israel said came during a...

Israeli military ID's gun that may have killed journalist

May. 19, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has identified a soldier's rifle that may have killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but said it cannot be certain unless the Palestinians turn over the bullet for analysis, a military official said Thursday. The confirmation marked a...

Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

May. 19, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority government. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's announcement further whittles away Bennett's...

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...

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

May. 16, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch...

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

May. 16, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who...

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...

Israel police to investigate conduct at journalist funeral

May. 14, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police decided on Saturday to investigate the conduct of their officers who attacked the funeral of a slain Al Jazeera journalist, causing mourners to briefly drop the casket during the ceremony in Jerusalem. Police forces beat pallbearers with batons at...

Palestinian man dies of head wound from Jerusalem violence

May. 14, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 21-year-old Palestinian man died Saturday from a head wound sustained last month after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators during violence at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. Israel’s Hadassah hospital...

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist's funeral

May. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in...