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Officials: Palestinian wounds Israeli man in stabbing

Jan. 18, 2020 12:02 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian attacker stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli man Saturday near the West Bank flashpoint city of Hebron, police said. The 22-year-old Israeli was evacuated to a hospital for treatment, according to the rescue agency Magen David Adom. The Israeli military said it arrested...

Jordanians protest gas deal with Israel

Jan. 17, 2020 12:12 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to the kingdom this year. Jordanian security forces prevented the protesters from reaching symbolic Al-Nakheel Square in the...

Israel hits Hamas target in Gaza as balloon attacks resume

Jan. 16, 2020 5:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory earlier in the day. Israeli police said the balloons touched down in southern Israel and a bomb squad was...

File - In this Monday, July 22, 2019 file photo, Israeli forces blow up a building in a Palestinian village of Sur Baher, east Jerusalem. Israeli advocacy group has found that Israeli authorities demolished homes in Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem at a significantly higher rate in 2019 than the previous year. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

Report: Israeli home demolitions in east Jerusalem spiked

Jan. 16, 2020 10:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities demolished homes in Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem at a significantly higher rate in 2019 than the previous year, according to an Israeli advocacy group. In a new report, Ir Amim said 104 housing units were demolished in 2019, compared() to 72 units in 2018. The...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, and Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, visit an Israeli army base in the Golan Heights, on the Israeli-Syrian border. Bennett is ordering plans for new settler housing in the volatile West Bank city of Hebron. In a letter sent by his office to defense officials Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, Israel’s new pro-settler defense minister called for “planning processes to be advanced” for new Jewish settler housing. (Atef Safadi/Pool via AP, File)

Right-wing parties in Israel unite, rejecting fringe list

Jan. 16, 2020 2:59 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Religious-nationalist parties in Israel joined forces late Wednesday ahead of the country's unprecedented third straight election in one year. The parties came together after weeks of jockeying and shut out the fringe Jewish Power party which said it would run independently. It did so in...

Israel intercepts rockets launched from Gaza Strip

Jan. 15, 2020 2:44 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Wednesday that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired four rockets at southern Israel. Two were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, it said, and there were no reports of injuries or damage. Hours later, Israeli airstrikes targeted several...

'Jeopardy!' producers say controversial question was mistake

Jan. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Producers of the game show “Jeopardy!” have apologized for a clue that waded into political hot water involving Israeli control of the West Bank, saying an incorrect version of the show was sent to television stations. A game shown last Friday asked contestants to identify the...

Mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) square in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The processions mark the first time Iran honored a single man with a multi-city ceremony. Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. Soleimani on Monday will lie in state at Tehran's famed Musalla mosque as the revolutionary leader did before him. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

The Latest: Iraq seeks Security Council condemnation of US

Jan. 7, 2020 1:18 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 4 a.m. Iraq is condemning the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top military commander as a “flagrant violation” of the terms of the American...

Israeli troops take their position during clashes with Palestinian demonstrators during a protest over Israeli settlement activity Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in the West Bank city of Hebron.  (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Israel advances nearly 2,000 settlement homes, watchdog says

Jan. 6, 2020 1:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities advanced plans to build nearly 2,000 new homes in West Bank settlements, an anti-settlement watchdog group said Monday. Peace Now said nearly 800 housing units received the final approvals needed for construction to begin. It said initial approvals were given for an...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Israeli border police block the road and disperse Palestinian, Israeli and foreign activists during a rally protesting a newly established settlement near the West Bank village of Kufr Malik, East of Ramallah.   In the occupied West Bank, Israeli troops routinely detain Palestinians who organize or take part in protests. Israel and its international allies have meanwhile passed legislation targeting the Palestinian-led boycott movement. Critics say such measures leave the Palestinians with no choice but to accept permanent military rule or resort to violence.  (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Palestinians face mounting barriers to peaceful protest

Jan. 5, 2020 1:11 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison and paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines for organizing protests. He's among a growing number of Palestinians who have embraced non-violent means...