Latest Palestinian territories News

Israel return ex-prisoner weeks after ending hunger strike

Dec. 05, 2021 13:11 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli authorities freed a prominent Palestinian prisoner on Sunday, two weeks after striking a release deal that ended his marathon 131-day hunger strike, said a prisoner rights group. Kayed Fasfous, 32, had remained in an Israeli hospital...

Israeli police questioned on Palestinian attacker's shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 05:12 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Sunday that two police officers were brought in for questioning following the shooting death of a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli man in east Jerusalem. Israeli police released surveillance video in which the...

Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes. A widely...

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said. The incident came after a round of violence among residents of...

Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

Dec. 02, 2021 01:12 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rights groups said Thursday that Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded thousands at violent protests along the Gaza frontier in recent years, strengthening the case for the International Criminal Court to intervene. ...

Israeli army: Two Israelis drove into Ramallah, car torched

Dec. 01, 2021 16:08 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Two Israelis drove into the Palestinian city of Ramallah Wednesday, and their car was surrounded by a crowd and set ablaze, according to the Israeli army and video footage posted online. Palestinian police turned the men over to Israel. The...

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback

Dec. 01, 2021 11:31 AM EST

Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again as countries throw up new barriers to travel in an effort to contain the omicron variant. From shopping districts in...

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces funding crisis

Nov. 30, 2021 10:36 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Tuesday it was unable to pay its 28,000 employees on time this month because of a major funding crisis, warning of potential cuts in vital services to millions of people amid a global pandemic. ...