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Foreign Ministers of Greece Nikos Dendias, front Israel Gabi Ashkenazi , and Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides, left, arrive for a news conference after their meeting in Athens, on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Greece, Israel eye closer cooperation amid East Med tension

Oct. 27, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government said Tuesday it wants to expand trade, energy, and military partnerships with Israel and other countries in the region to counter what it considers the hostile policy of neighbor Turkey. Greece, Israel and Cyprus, which all are at odds with Turkey over...

Palestinian teen dies after West Bank chase by Israeli army

Oct. 26, 2020 1:53 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old Palestinian died early Sunday after being chased by Israeli troops in the West Bank, but the circumstances of his death remain in dispute. Relatives of Amer Snobar said that Israeli troops had beaten him to death, while the Israeli army said the man fell and hit...

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announces full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates, during a news conference in Jerusalem.  Israel says, Friday, Oct. 23,  it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East.  (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP)

Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAE

Oct. 23, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will not oppose the U.S. sale of “certain weapon systems” to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middle East. The statement released by Prime...

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets

Oct. 23, 2020 1:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday it launched overnight airstrikes in the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired two rockets, with no reports of casualties or major damage on either side. The military said fighter jets and other aircraft struck a weapons manufacturing site and...

Israeli military: Gaza militants fire 2 rockets into Israel

Oct. 22, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a pair of rockets into southern Israel on Thursday night, the Israeli military announced, saying that its air-defense system intercepted one of the projectiles while the second fell in an open area. It was the second rocket attack this week...

Israel says it uncovers deep militant tunnel dug from Gaza

Oct. 20, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Tuesday that militants in the Gaza Strip dug a tunnel dozens of meters (yards) deep that crossed under the security fence around the territory before it was detected by underground sensors. Hours after the announcement, a rocket fired from Gaza was intercepted by...

Israel: Gaza militants fire rocket into southern Israel

Oct. 16, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli military said. There were no reports of casualties or damage and no one immediately claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. The Gaza-Israel border has been mostly quiet...

File - In this Monday, July 27, 2020 file photo, Israeli medical workers operate a ventilation machine on a training mannequin during an exercise of the new COVID-19 department at Rambam Hospital in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Israel. The Israeli military opened a new coronavirus unit in a converted parking garage at the hospital in a first-of-its-kind effort by the army to assist the country's overloaded health care system, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Israeli army teams up with hospital amid new COVID-19 crisis

Oct. 11, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday opened a new coronavirus unit in a converted parking garage at a hospital in northern Israel, in a first-of-its-kind effort by the army to assist the country’s overloaded health care system. The unit, set up at Haifa’s Rambam Health Care Campus,...

Israel army strikes Gaza target after rocket attack

Oct. 5, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli aircraft struck what the army said was a Hamas military target in the southern Gaza Strip late Monday, shortly after Gaza militants fired a rocket into Israel. The rocket landed in an open area and did not cause any damage or injuries, Israeli media reported. But it broke a...

An Israeli soldier fires on board the Israeli Navy Ship Lahav during a rare tour of Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field in the Mediterranean Sea, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel's navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival of its next generation of missile boats — giving it a powerful new tool to defend its strategic natural gas industry from the threat of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli navy prepares for arrival of new upgraded warships

Oct. 3, 2020 9:31 AM EDT

ABOARD THE INS LAHAV (AP) — After a coronavirus-related delay, Israel’s navy is preparing for the long-awaited arrival of its next generation of missile boats — giving it a powerful new tool to defend its strategic natural gas industry from the threat of the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah....