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Review suggests Israeli fire killed reporter, no final word

May. 24, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Who killed Shireen Abu Akleh? Almost two weeks after the death of the veteran Palestinian-American reporter for Al Jazeera, a reconstruction by The Associated Press lends support to assertions from both Palestinian authorities and Abu Akleh's colleagues that...

Israeli court sentences Palestinian jailbreakers to 5 years

May. 22, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced six Palestinian inmates to five years in prison for tunneling out of their cell last year and escaping from a high-security facility in the biggest prison break of its kind in decades. The jailbreak sparked a massive...

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

May. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday as they tried to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators following the funeral of a young Palestinian man who died from injuries sustained during confrontations with police last month. Dozens of people...

UN condemns killing of Palestinian-American journalist

May. 13, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Friday night strongly condemned the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and called for “an immediate, thorough, transparent, and fair and impartial investigation.” A press statement was approved by the...

Palestinians mourn slain Al Jazeera journalist, blame Israel

May. 12, 2022 21:41 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands gathered to mourn a slain Al Jazeera journalist in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday, as the head of the Palestinian Authority blamed Israel for her death and rejected Israeli calls for a joint investigation. Shireen Abu Akleh,...

Palestinians facing eviction by Israel vow to stay on land

May. 07, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

JINBA, West Bank (AP) — Everything here is makeshift, a result of decades of uncertainty. Homes are made from tin and plastic sheets, water is trucked in and power is obtained from batteries or a few solar panels. The lives of thousands of Palestinians in a cluster of Bedouin...

Israeli minister touts plans to approve 4,000 settler homes

May. 06, 2022 15:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is set to advance plans for the construction of 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the interior minister said Friday, drawing warnings of “serious consequences” from the Palestinian Authority. If approved, it would be the biggest advancement...

Israel searches for attackers who killed 3 in mass stabbing

May. 06, 2022 12:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces took part in a massive manhunt Friday for two Palestinians suspected of carrying out a stabbing rampage near Tel Aviv that left three Israelis dead. The stabbing on Thursday, Israel's Independence Day, was the latest in a series of deadly...

3 Israelis killed in stabbing attack near Tel Aviv

May. 06, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A pair of Palestinian attackers went on a stabbing rampage in a town near Tel Aviv on Thursday night, killing at least three people and wounding four others before fleeing in a vehicle, Israeli authorities said. Police launched a massive search for the assailants,...

Today in History: May 3, Margaret Thatcher elected

May. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2022. There are 242 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 3, 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher was chosen to become Britain’s first female prime...