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JERUSALEM | The Latest: Shooting attack in West Bank kills 2 Israelis

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The head of Israel’s medical rescue service says two Israelis have been killed and two wounded in a shooting attack near a West Bank settlement. Eli Bin, the head of Israel’s Magen David Adom service, told Israeli Army Radio that two people were … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Shooting attack in West Bank kills 2 Israelis

BEIRUT | Lebanon: Israel border tunnel operation won’t endanger calm

BEIRUT  — Lebanon’s president said Tuesday Israel’s operation to destroy what it says is a series of cross-border attack tunnels built by the militant Hezbollah group won’t endanger the calm along the frontier, adding that his country takes the issue seriously. Michel Aoun spoke hours before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the border where … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanon: Israel border tunnel operation won’t endanger calm

JERUSALEM | Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has launched an operation meant to “expose and thwart” tunnels built by the Hezbollah militant group and stretching from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military says the tunnels are not operational and that its work to expose them, which began on Tuesday, was taking place in Israeli territory. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel launches operation to thwart Hezbollah border tunnels

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says shot Gaza angler was close to fence

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza‘s Hamas rulers (all times local): 4:40 p.m. The Israeli military says a Gaza fisherman killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza Strip was illegally advancing toward the security fence dividing Gaza and Israel. The military said in a statement that the army shot him … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says shot Gaza angler was close to fence

JERUSALEM | After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant on border

JERUSALEM— The Israeli military says it has shot at and captured a Palestinian who approached the Gaza perimeter fence and hurled grenades into Israel. Wednesday’s incident marked the first unrest since Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the … Continue reading JERUSALEM | After cease-fire, Israel captures Gaza assailant on border

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza‘s Hamas rulers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip say they have accepted an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire amid a major flare-up of violence with Israel. Hamas and smaller armed groups announced the cease-fire in a joint statement late Tuesday. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

JERUSALEM | Hamas warns of more attacks as Israeli PM convenes Cabinet

JERUSALEM— Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at southern Israel on Tuesday, killing a man in a strike on a residential building and vowing to further escalate their attacks if Israel continues bombing the Palestinian territory. As fighting continued throughout the day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was meeting with his Security Cabinet to plot … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Hamas warns of more attacks as Israeli PM convenes Cabinet

JERUSALEM | Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushing back to Israel on Monday following a sudden, rare burst of fighting the previous night that left in doubt efforts to bring to an end months of relentless violence between Israel and Hamas. The Israeli military said an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

JERUSALEM | Gaza flare-up kills Israeli officer, 7 Palestinians

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in southeast Gaza Strip, involving an exchange of gunfire. The early Monday statement followed a rare late-night burst of violence in which seven Palestinians were also killed. The flare-up came as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers had … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Gaza flare-up kills Israeli officer, 7 Palestinians

BIDYA, West Bank | Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

BIDYA, West Bank — Palestinians on Saturday buried eight of their dead — a woman killed when a stone hit her in the head while riding in a car in the West Bank, an attack blamed on Jewish settlers, and seven who were shot by Israeli troops during protests in Gaza the previous day. It … Continue reading BIDYA, West Bank | Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

JERUSALEM | Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

JERUSALEM — An Israeli military official says its “deconfliction line” with Russia for their air forces in Syria will be improved after a Russian plane was hit by Syrian forces responding to an Israeli raid. He spoke anonymously according to protocol Friday after an Israeli delegation returned from Moscow where they briefed officials on the … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel, Russia to improve Syria hotline after plane downed

MOSCOW | Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

MOSCOW — A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air raid. All 15 crew members on board the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane were killed when it was downed Monday by Syrian air defense … Continue reading MOSCOW | Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

JERUSALEM | Israeli military to probe deadly shootings along Gaza border

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it is investigating two recent cases of lethal fire along the Gaza border that killed Palestinian teen protesters. The Military Advocate General, Maj. Gen. Sharon Afek, announced Tuesday that he instructed military police to probe the deadly shootings of Abed al-Nabi in March and Otman Hales in July. He … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli military to probe deadly shootings along Gaza border

JERUSALEM | Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

JERUSALEM — Gaza’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire Friday that ended two days of an intense flare-up in violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel’s military said that no rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel overnight and it conducted no airstrikes … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Tense calm, cease-fire follows another Hamas-Israel flare-up

ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia celebrates 1995 blitz; Serbia calls it Nazi policy

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia on Sunday celebrated a victorious 1995 military offensive in which it retook lands held by rebel Serbs, while Serbia’s president compared the operation to the policies of Nazi Germany. The comments by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic have whipped up tensions between two main Balkan rivals whose conflicting views illustrate persistent divisions … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia celebrates 1995 blitz; Serbia calls it Nazi policy

JERUSALEM | Israel exchange intense fire Hamas militants in Gaza and

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel exchange intense fire Hamas militants in Gaza and

JERUSALEM | Israel launches widest Gaza daytime assault since 2014 war

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, threatening to spark a wider conflagration after weeks of tensions along the volatile border. No casualties or major damage was reported on either side, and Israel said … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel launches widest Gaza daytime assault since 2014 war

JERUSALEM | Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in Gaza early Sunday in response to the resumption of rocket fire toward Israel, which threatened to unravel an informal cease-fire that had held since a flare-up of violence last week. Israel has also been battling fires caused by kites rigged with incendiary devices, or … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after rocket fire resumes

JERUSALEM  | Israeli military: More than 25 mortar shells fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM —Gaza militants fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in what appeared to be the largest single barrage fired since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. No one was hurt and the military said most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israeli military: More than 25 mortar shells fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Israeli military says it’s ready for Gaza breach

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The Israeli military says it has set up several layers of security around the Gaza border in case of a massive breach by Palestinian protesters. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus says forces have been “massively … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Israeli military says it’s ready for Gaza breach

GAZA CITY, | The Latest: Photog witnessed Palestinian teen being shot

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip| April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local): 3:15 p.m. A photographer says a Palestinian teen who was killed by Israeli army fire was dozens of meters (yards) from the Gaza border fence when he was hit by a bullet. Gaza health officials have … Continue reading GAZA CITY, | The Latest: Photog witnessed Palestinian teen being shot

Israeli man stabbed in Jerusalem attack dies in hospital

JERUSALEM  /March 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Israeli police say an Israeli man has died of his wounds after a Palestinian attacker stabbed him in Jerusalem’s Old City. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the man died in hospital late on Sunday following the attack. The man had been seriously wounded. Officers shot and killed the assailant … Continue reading Israeli man stabbed in Jerusalem attack dies in hospital

Palestinians say Gaza farmer shot dead by Israeli troops

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip/March 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says a farmer has died after being shot by Israeli troops near the Gaza border. The ministry says the 59-year-old farmer was shot in the back Saturday as he worked his land near the border fence and died hours later from his wounds. … Continue reading Palestinians say Gaza farmer shot dead by Israeli troops

Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank  /February 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager. It has also underscored what Palestinians say constitutes … Continue reading Israeli military court to try Palestinian teen protest icon

Israel to legalize settlement outpost deep in West Bank

JERUSALEM/February 04, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Israel on Sunday said it plans to legalize an isolated West Bank outpost in response to the murder of one of its residents in a shooting attack last month. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his weekly Cabinet meeting that his government will legalize Havat Gilad to “allow the continuing of normal life … Continue reading Israel to legalize settlement outpost deep in West Bank

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

RAMALLAH, West Bank/January 01, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— An Israeli military court indicted a teenage Palestinian girl on Monday who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond. Palestinians have since hailed Ahed Tamimi, 16, as an icon in their fight against Israel. In Israel, the footage sparked debate about the … Continue reading Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

Palestinians mark Christmas in Bethlehem amid anger at Trump

JERUSALEM/December 24, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —Palestinians are preparing to celebrate Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, the historic birthplace of Jesus. Sunday’s festivities are being held against the backdrop of protests over President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Vatican officials crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem ahead of … Continue reading Palestinians mark Christmas in Bethlehem amid anger at Trump