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Israel bans senior Islamic clerk from entering Aqsa Mosque

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli police have banned several Islamic officials appointed by Jordan from entering a Jerusalem holy site following clashes between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli authorities in recent weeks. Abdel Azem Salhab, the highest-ranking official in the Jordanian-run council overseeing the site, said that police handed him and two other Palestinian officials … Continue reading Israel bans senior Islamic clerk from entering Aqsa Mosque

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank | Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank— Israel is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements. The threats step up Israel’s fight against a global movement advocating for boycotts over the country’s treatment of the Palestinians. Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin says Tuesday … Continue reading KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank | Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

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 | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Palestinian officials say a Gaza fisherman has been killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza Strip. The fishermen’s union says the 20-year-old man was working Wednesday on the beach near the land maritime fence separating Gaza from Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since the 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three people, including two militants, were killed by Israeli … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ doctor said Sunday that the 83-year-old will be staying another day in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged and adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Palestinian leader’s health. Abbas was hospitalized last week with a fever, just days after undergoing … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital