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AP PHOTOS: Israel's separation barrier, 20 years on

Jun. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Twenty years after Israel decided to build its controversial separation barrier, the network of walls, fences and closed military roads remains in place, even as any partition of the land appears more remote than ever. Israel is actively encouraging its Jewish...

Israel fires at Palestinian stone throwers, teen said killed

Jun. 25, 2022 03:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian boy was shot and killed by Israeli forces early Saturday in the occupied West Bank after soldiers opened fire at stone-throwing Palestinians, according to Israeli and Palestinian officials. The official Palestinian news agency Wafa said...

Palestinians say man stabbed to death by Israeli settler

Jun. 21, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says a man died after being stabbed by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday. Israeli police said they did not yet know the identity of the stabber. The ministry said Ali Hassan Harb was stabbed in the...

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Jun. 21, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s weakened coalition government announced Monday that it would dissolve parliament and call new elections, setting the stage for the possible return to power of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or another period of prolonged political gridlock. The...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian near separation barrier

Jun. 19, 2022 08:45 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man on Sunday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, after the Israeli military said he tried to illegally cross the separation barrier that divides Israel and the occupied West Bank. In a statement, the military...

Palestinian reporter for Iranian agency beaten in West Bank

Jun. 17, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian reporter working for an Iranian news agency was briefly abducted, beaten and threatened by Palestinian gunmen after covering the violent dispersal of an Islamist student demonstration in the West Bank earlier this week. The Tasnim news agency says the...

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter's funeral

Jun. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli...

Top Palestinian envoy to Israel says cooperation has limits

Jun. 14, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian leaders cannot go on with business as usual. But even if they are...

Palestinians: Israeli forces shoot man dead during clashes

Jun. 09, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man during clashes in the West Bank on Thursday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, as Israeli troops continued arrest raids in the occupied territory. The ministry identified the man as Mohammed Abu Ayhour,...

Sen. Omar Fateh disputes GOP claims of ethics violations

Jun. 08, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for state Sen. Omar Fateh told an ethics panel Wednesday that the Minneapolis Democrat was never endorsed by a YouTube channel that serves the local Somali community and that his sponsorship of unsuccessful legislation to give the nonprofit a $500,000 grant was...