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Palestinians say 2 killed in Israeli West Bank raid

Dec. 01, 2022 01:32 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed Thursday during an Israeli military raid in a militant stronghold in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Reports by Israeli media said the two men killed were commanders in the Islamic Jihad militant group. The...

Israeli army unit linked to American's death exits West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it is temporarily removing a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers out of the occupied West Bank after a 78-year-old Palestinian-American man died following an arrest by its soldiers early this year. The army said the “Netzah...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials announced, as a recent spike in deadly violence showed no signs of slowing. The Israeli army said it entered the village of Yabad...

5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during an operation Tuesday evening in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting. A female Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a car ramming. It...

EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault...

Israeli filmmaker comments on Kashmir film stoke controversy

Nov. 29, 2022 05:36 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Israel’s envoy to India on Tuesday denounced a filmmaker from his country after he called a blockbuster Bollywood film on disputed Kashmir a “propaganda” and “vulgar movie” at a film festival, stoking a debate about recent history that fuels the ongoing conflict. ...

Israel's Likud signs coalition deal with anti-LGBTQ radical

Nov. 28, 2022 06:03 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a coalition deal with a small ultranationalist faction leader known for homophobic rhetoric and disparaging remarks about non-Orthodox Jews, a sign of the prospective government's hardline makeup. ...

Far-right Ben-Gvir to be Israel's national security minister

Nov. 26, 2022 02:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Extremist politician Itamar Ben-Gvir, who has a long record of anti-Arab rhetoric and stunts, will become Israel's next minister of national security, according to the first of what are expected to be several coalition deals struck by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

Body of Israeli teen taken by militants returned to family

Nov. 24, 2022 09:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli teen that was snatched by Palestinian militants from a West Bank hospital was returned to his family on Thursday, the Israeli military said. The teenager was from Israel’s Druze Arab minority. Its members serve in the Israeli security...

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

Nov. 23, 2022 13:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded...