Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials sayMay 15, 2023 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the latest death in a spiral of violence that has rocked the region.
JERUSALEM (AP) — The cycle has become grimly familiar.
Over three days, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have killed at least 28 people, including senior Palestinian militants, as well as children as young as 4 years old.
Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 3 senior militants, 12 othersMay 9, 2023 GMT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel launched targeted airstrikes in densely populated areas of the Gaza Strip early Tuesday, killing three senior commanders of the Islamic Jihad militant group in their homes and at least 10 civilians, Palestinian health officials said.
Israeli army kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank raidMay 6, 2023 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians during a military raid in the occupied West Bank on Saturday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. A local armed group said the pair were militants.
Iranian president meets Palestinian officials in SyriaMay 4, 2023 GMT
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran’s president met senior Palestinian officials in Damascus and expressed his country’s support to them Thursday as Tehran and Syria signed a series of agreements.
Damascus-based Palestinian official Khaled Abdul-Majid told The Associated Press that the delegation briefed Iran’s Ebrahim Raisi on the situation in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.
Israeli airstrikes on Gaza kill Palestinian as violence ebbsMay 3, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed a 58-year-old man and wounded five others on Wednesday, Palestinian health officials said, even as the latest spasm of violence between Israel and Palestinian militants in the enclave appeared to ebb.
Palestinians: Israeli fire kills teen in West Bank raidMay 1, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces fatally shot a Palestinian teenager in a raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, part of a relentless wave of violence that has rocked the region for the last year.
Palestinians: Israeli forces shoot, kill teen in West BankApril 28, 2023 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a teenager in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.
The shooting came during confrontations between Israeli forces and stone-throwing Palestinians in a village near the town of Bethlehem, according to Palestinian media reports.
Israeli army kills alleged Palestinian attacker in West BankApril 27, 2023 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli security forces said they shot and killed a suspected Palestinian assailant in the West Bank on Thursday, stirring tensions in the occupied territory at a time of unusually high violence.
Israeli army kills 2 alleged Palestinian gunmen in West BankApril 12, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot and killed two Palestinians who allegedly opened fire at troops from their car in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, authorities said, the latest incident in a wave of deadly violence gripping the occupied territory.
Leaked US intel: Russia operatives claimed new ties with UAEApril 12, 2023 GMT
Israeli military retaliates after rockets fired from SyriaApril 9, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said its forces attacked targets in Syria early Sunday after six rockets were launched from Syrian territory in two batches toward Israel in a rare attack from Israel’s northeastern neighbor.
Violence at Jerusalem mosque prompts fears of wider fightingApril 5, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police stormed into the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City early Wednesday, firing stun grenades at Palestinian youths who hurled firecrackers at them in a burst of violence during a sensitive holiday season.
Palestinian teachers’ strike grows, reflecting deep crisisMarch 29, 2023 GMT
AL-AZZA REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — In schools across the world, children are halfway into their second semester. But in a Palestinian refugee camp south of Jerusalem, kids wake up at 1 p.m. They kick soccer balls, hang out in barbershops and aimlessly scroll through TikTok.
Palestinian killed in Israeli military raid in West BankMarch 23, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian militant during a raid in the northern West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian health officials said, the latest escalation of violence in what has been the deadliest start of a year for Palestinians in the occupied territory in more than two decades.
Palestinians and Israelis clash at UN over Netanyahu actionsMarch 23, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and Israel clashed over the future intentions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s far right-wing government at a U.N. Security Council meeting Wednesday, with the Palestinian U.N.
Israeli army admits to covert influence campaign in Gaza warMarch 22, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Days into Israel’s devastating war with Gaza militants in 2021, the Israeli army began deploying keyboard warriors to a second front: a covert social media operation to praise the military’s bombing campaign in the coastal enclave.
Top Israeli minister: ‘No such thing’ as Palestinian peopleMarch 21, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A firebrand Israeli minister claimed there’s “no such thing” as a Palestinian people as Israel's new coalition government, its most hard-line ever, plowed ahead on Monday with a part of its plan to overhaul the judiciary.
Palestinians: 1 killed by Israeli army fire in West BankMarch 17, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said troops shot a Palestinian who approached soldiers on Friday and pulled a knife near the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank. Palestinian authorities said the man died of his wounds a short while later.
Official: EU foreign policy chief unwelcome in IsraelMarch 15, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has signaled to the European Union’s foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, that he is not welcome to visit following critical comments he made about Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
3 Palestinian militants killed in attack on Israeli troopsMarch 12, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinian militants Sunday who opened fire on troops in the occupied West Bank, the military said, the latest bloodshed in a year-long wave of violence in the region.
Israeli fire kills Palestinian attacker, teen in West BankMarch 10, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who entered a settlement in the occupied West Bank armed with knives and explosive devices was shot and killed by an Israeli settler on Friday, the military said.
3 wounded in Tel Aviv shooting, hours after West Bank raidMarch 9, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire on a crowded street in central Tel Aviv late Thursday, wounding three people before he was shot and killed, Israeli officials said. The shooting came hours after an Israeli military raid killed three Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank.
At least 6 Palestinians killed during Israeli West Bank raidMarch 8, 2023 GMT
JENIN, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli army raided a home in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, triggering a battle that killed at least six Palestinians and wounded more than two dozen others, Palestinian health officials said.
With West Bank in turmoil, new Palestinian militants emergeMarch 3, 2023 GMT
JABA, West Bank (AP) — The stuttering blasts of M-16s shattered the quiet in a West Bank village, surrounded by barley fields and olive groves. Young Palestinian men in Jaba once wanted to farm, residents say, but now, more and more want to fight.
Palestinians: Israeli fire kills teen in West BankMarch 2, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed a teenage boy Thursday in the north of the occupied West Bank, the latest in a flare-up of violence that has raged for months.
Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank; 3 arrestedMarch 1, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops arrested three Palestinians on Wednesday suspected of involvement in the killing earlier this week of an American-Israeli while a fourth was shot and killed fleeing the scene of a daylight raid in a West Bank refugee camp, the military said.
Israeli settlers rampage after Palestinian gunman kills 2February 27, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Scores of Israeli settlers went on a violent rampage in the northern West Bank, setting dozens of cars and homes on fire after two settlers were killed by a Palestinian gunman. Palestinian medics said one man was killed and four others were badly wounded in what appeared to be the worst outburst of settler violence in decades.
Appreciating Jimmy Carter, outspoken but ‘never irrelevant’February 25, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ever the outsider, Jimmy Carter served a turbulent term in the White House. His presidency was beset by soaring interest and inflation rates, gasoline pump lines and the Iran hostage crisis that eventually led to his re-election defeat.
Israeli settlers shoot, wound 2 Palestinians in West BankFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers shot and seriously wounded two Palestinians in the north of the occupied West Bank early on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, in what authorities describe as the latest incident in a wave of settler violence.
Gaza rockets, Israeli strikes follow deadly West Bank raidFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Palestinian militants in Gaza launched rockets at southern Israel and Israeli aircraft struck targets in the coastal enclave early Thursday after a gunbattle triggered by an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank killed 10 Palestinians.
Ahmed Qureia, top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, diesFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Ahmed Qureia, a former Palestinian prime minister and one of the architects of interim peace deals with Israel, has died at age 85.
A key player in the 1993 Oslo peace accords, Qureia witnessed the rise of the dream of Palestinian statehood that surged during the negotiations.
Israel promises not to approve additional West Bank outpostsFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has told the Biden administration it will rein in the approval of new West Bank settlement outposts, the prime minister's office said Monday, a day after a potential diplomatic crisis was averted at the United Nations over Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Ukraine in mind, US frantic to avert Mideast showdown at UNFebruary 19, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is scrambling to avert a diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlement activity this week at the United Nations that threatens to overshadow and perhaps derail what the U.S.
Israel approves law to strip Arab attackers of citizenshipFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a law to strip Arabs convicted in nationalistic attacks of their Israeli citizenship or residency and deport them if they have accepted stipends from the Palestinian Authority.
Palestinian teen killed in Israeli army raid in West BankFebruary 14, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday during an army raid in a refugee camp in the northern West Bank, Palestinian officials said.
The death was the latest in an almost year-long surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence that shows no signs of abating.
Arab leaders warn Israeli actions threaten regional turmoilFebruary 12, 2023 GMT
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of leaders and senior officials from Arab and Islamic countries warned on Sunday Israeli actions in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank could worsen regional turmoil, as violence surges between Israel and the Palestinians.
Israeli army kills Palestinian it says tried to stab soldierFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security forces killed a Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab a soldier in the West Bank on Thursday, authorities said, the latest violence in a period of heightened tensions in the occupied territory.
Barcelona mayor brands Israel apartheid state, cuts tiesFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
MADRID (AP) — The mayor of Barcelona has severed her city’s official ties with Israel, accusing the country of “the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people.”
Wednesday’s decision by Mayor Ada Colau has little practical impact – with the most concrete effect being a halt to its 25-year-old twinning agreement with Tel Aviv.
Israel steps up Jerusalem home demolitions as violence risesFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Ratib Matar’s family was growing. They needed more space.
Before his granddaughters, now 4 and 5, were born, he built three apartments on an eastern slope overlooking Jerusalem’s ancient landscape.
Crews release toxic chemicals from derailed tankers in OhioFebruary 7, 2023 GMT
EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (AP) — Crews released toxic chemicals into the air from five derailed tanker cars that were in danger of exploding Monday and began burning it after warning residents near the Ohio-Pennsylvania state line to leave immediately or face the possibility of death.
Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in West Bank raidFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
AQABAT JABR, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces killed five Palestinian gunmen linked to the Islamic militant Hamas group in a raid on refugee camp in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the latest bloodshed in the region that will likely further exacerbate tensions.
Israeli army besieges homes of fugitives in West Bank raidFebruary 4, 2023 GMT
AQABAT JABR REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli army raided a refugee camp near the Palestinian city of Jericho on Saturday, besieging houses it said were being used as hideouts for Palestinian attackers and shooting at residents who opened fire.
UN rights chief concerned about Israel’s moves amid violenceFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief expressed concerns Friday that steps taken by the new Israeli government, the most far-right in the country’s history, could fuel further violations of human rights and humanitarian law in the wake of a recent spike in bloodshed in the region.
Israeli army kills Palestinian at checkpoint, officials sayFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian on Friday at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, the latest bloodshed in am Israeli-Palestinian flare-up .
Israel probes legality of US giving artifact to PalestiniansFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — An ivory spoon dating back 2,700 years that was recently repatriated to the Palestinian Authority from the United States has sparked a dispute with Israel's new far-right government over the cultural heritage in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli settler population in West Bank surpasses 500KFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's West Bank settler population now makes up more than half a million people, a pro-settler group said Thursday, crossing a major threshold. Settler leaders predicted even faster population growth under Israel's new ultranationalist government.
Israel, Gaza militants exchange fire amid soaring tensionsFebruary 2, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday hours after Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel, the military said, the latest in an uptick of violence in the region.
Palestinians face removal as far-right Israel vows expansionFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) — Protesters streaming up the windswept hills east of Jerusalem interrupted Maha Ali’s breakfast.
Palestinian chants of support for her West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar, at risk of demolition by the Israeli army since it lost its legal protection over four years ago, drowned out the singing birds and bleating sheep.
Israeli forces kill 2 Palestinians during new violenceFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab a soldier in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, while a Palestinian teenager was shot dead after brandishing what Israeli police said was a fake pistol during an operation in east Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials.
Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soarsJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to ease tensions following a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. The bloodshed has alarmed the Biden administration as it attempts to find common ground with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new right-wing government.
Palestinians say Israeli troops kill man in West BankJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in a flashpoint city in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The killing marks the latest bloodshed in spiraling violence that comes as U.S.
Israel prepares to demolish home of Palestinian gunmanJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday sealed the home of an east Jerusalem man who killed seven people outside a synagogue, in a preliminary step ahead of the expected demolition of the building, as two Palestinian men died from Israeli fire.
Israel, Gaza fighters trade fire after deadly West Bank raidJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired rockets and Israel carried out airstrikes early Friday as tensions soared following an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank that killed nine Palestinians, including at least seven militants and a 61-year-old woman.
Blinken headed to Mideast as US alarm over violence growsJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend, the State Department announced Thursday, as the U.S. expressed alarm about escalating violence after Israel’s single deadliest operation in the West Bank in two decades.
Palestinian who allegedly tried to stab Israeli fatally shotJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian militant allegedly tried to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Saturday and the Israeli shot and killed the Palestinian.
The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the Palestinian man as Tariq Maali, 42, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group later claimed him as a member.
Biden adviser meets Netanyahu amid unease over his govtJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Thursday with U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, the two allies' highest level in-person talks since Israel's most right-wing government ever took power last month.
Israeli military kills Palestinian teacher, militant in raidJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian schoolteacher and a militant during a military raid in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian officials said, the latest deaths as Israeli-Palestinian violence continues to surge.
Israel and Palestinians clash at UN meeting as tensions riseJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel’s U.N. ambassador accused the Palestinians on Wednesday of stabbing a knife into any chance for reconciliation by seeking an advisory opinion from the U.N.’s highest court on Israel’s decades-old occupation — and the Palestinian U.N.
Israel kills Palestinian militant after West Bank shootingJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian militant in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, the latest in a bout of surging violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the 40-year-old man, identified as Hamdi Shaker Abdullah Abu Dayyah, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in Halhul, north of the West Bank city of Hebron.