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Palestinian hunger striker to appeal to Israel's high court

Aug. 16, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The lawyer for a Palestinian prisoner said Tuesday that her client will appeal his case to Israel’s Supreme Court as he continues what his family says is a 165-day hunger strike against his detention. Also Tuesday, an Israeli military court extended the sentence...

Israeli police kill Palestinian in east Jerusalem raid

Aug. 15, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian man on Monday, claiming he had attempted to stab officers during a raid in east Jerusalem. The officers were conducting a search for illegal weapons in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Kafr Aqab, police said. When...

Palestinian gunman wounds 8 in late-night Jerusalem shooting

Aug. 14, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in an attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and medics said. Two of the victims were in serious...

Death toll from weekend Israel-Gaza fighting rises to 48

Aug. 11, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian death toll from last weekend's fighting between Israel and Gaza militants rose to 48 Thursday after an 11-year-old girl and a man died from wounds they suffered during the worst cross-border violence in over a year. Meanwhile, two...

Israeli ex-minister sentenced over Australia sex abuse case

Aug. 08, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced a former health minister to probation and a fine on Monday for obstructing justice in connection with the protracted extradition case against a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia. Yaakov Litzman, a...

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off

Aug. 08, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas...

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24

Aug. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Gaza’s health ministry said 24 people had been killed so far in...

From Mecca to the Vatican, exploring sacred sites with VR

Aug. 05, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

Click and gape at the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel ceiling up close. Click again and join thousands of pilgrims praying and circling around the cube-shaped Kaaba at Islam’s most sacred site. Or strap on a headset and enter the holy city of Jerusalem. There you’ll hear the murmur...

Banksy painting sprayed in West Bank resurfaces in Tel Aviv

Aug. 05, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A long-lost painting by the British graffiti artist Banksy has resurfaced in a swank art gallery in downtown Tel Aviv, an hour’s drive and a world away from the concrete wall in the occupied West Bank where it was initially sprayed. The relocation of the...