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KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank | Israel removes protest shacks near embattled West Bank site

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank — Israeli forces on Thursday dismantled five corrugated metal shacks that had been set up by Palestinian activists protesting the anticipated razing of a nearby West Bank hamlet. Protest leader Abdullah Abu Rahmeh said about 200 soldiers converged on the area of the Khan al-Ahmar encampment before dawn, dismantled the shacks … Continue reading KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank | Israel removes protest shacks near embattled West Bank site

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Palestinians say they’ll stick to principles

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Trump administration and the Palestinians (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The Palestinian Authority says it will not abandon its principles following the U.S. decision to close the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s office in Washington. The spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, says the Palestinian Authority will maintain … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Palestinians say they’ll stick to principles

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bolton says international court ‘dead to us’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Trump administration and the Palestinians (all times local): 12:51 p.m. The United States is pledging to use “any means necessary” to protect American citizens and allies from International Criminal Court prosecution. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, says the court is “illegitimate” and “for all intents and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Bolton says international court ‘dead to us’

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians say informed US shutting PLO delegation office

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A senior Palestinian official says the U.S. has given notice it’s closing the office of Palestinian representation in Washington. Saeb Erekat said Monday “the US administration will close our embassy in Washington as a punishment for continuing to work with the International Criminal Court against Israeli war crimes.” He said “taking … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians say informed US shutting PLO delegation office

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians: US cuts will have dire effect on health care

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The director of an east Jerusalem hospital said Sunday that a U.S. decision to cut funding to hospitals serving the Palestinians will have a “severe effect.” Bassem Abu Libdeh, of the Makassed hospital, said the U.S. covers 40 percent of costs in six east Jerusalem hospitals that provide care for Palestinians … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians: US cuts will have dire effect on health care

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians: 16-year-old border protester dies of wounds

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s Health Ministry says a 16-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds. The ministry says Saturday that Ahmad Abu Tuyur died of wounds sustained from a single gunshot the previous day along the Israeli border in the southern Rafah region. Video posted on social media allegedly … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinians: 16-year-old border protester dies of wounds

YAD BINYAMIN, Israel | Israeli leader praises US cuts to UN agency for Palestinians

YAD BINYAMIN, Israel  — Israel’s prime minister has welcomed the U.S. decision to stop funding the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. Speaking in southern Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel has taken in hundreds of thousands of Jews uprooted from homes in the Middle East and Europe. He said that UNRWA was … Continue reading YAD BINYAMIN, Israel | Israeli leader praises US cuts to UN agency for Palestinians

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians: US cut aid to bring end to Jerusalem claim

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman said Saturday that the U.S. decision to cut more than $200 million in aid is meant to force the Palestinians to abandon their claim to Jerusalem. Nabil Abu Rdeneh told The Associated Press the move is part of continuing political and financial pressure on the Palestinian … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Palestinians: US cut aid to bring end to Jerusalem claim