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Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an adm...

Palestinian in Israel prison ends 100-plus day hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian prisoner held by Israel has agreed to end more than 100 days of hunger strike, his family and a prisoner rights’ advocate said Friday, claiming he had received...

Palestinian hunger striker said to be in critical condition

JERUSALEM (AP) — Relatives and supporters of a Palestinian man held without charge by Israel said he was in critical condition in an Israeli hospital Wednesday following a hunger strike of more than 7...

Gazans left stranded abroad by Israeli-Palestinian standoff

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the last four months, Ahmed al-Kurdi, his wife and three children have been stranded in Jordan, where they traveled from their home in the Gaza Strip for life-saving medical treat...

For Arab newlyweds, the party goes on until police bust in

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The party was going strong: traditional music blared, families cheered, throngs of revelers danced. Then, police burst in. Officers kicked out guests, slapped hefty ...

Israeli soldier's plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while...

Video shows Israeli soldier kneeling on protester's neck

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A video circulating on social media appears to show an Israeli soldier kneeling on a Palestinian protester's neck while arresting him during a demonstration in the occupied ...

Palestinian leaders stay the course as crises mount

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — In three decades of failed peace efforts, the Palestinians have never faced a more hostile U.S. administration, a more self-assured Israel or a more ambivalent international...

Officials say Israel, Sudan close to peace agreement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Sudan on Tuesday said they are close to reaching a peace agreement — setting the stage for a second dramatic diplomatic breakthrough for Israel with its Arab neighbors in a...

Wedding season brings new virus outbreak in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — By the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with only around 400 confirmed cases and just...

PA's bid to halt annexation leaves Gaza patients in limbo

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Jomaa al-Najjar was desperate to send his 2-month-old daughter Joud out of the Gaza Strip to Israel for urgent medical treatment for epilepsy. But with the Palestinian A...

Abbas says PA no longer to abide by accords with Israel, US

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Palestinian Authority will no longer be committed to any signed agreements with Israel or the United States, following Israel's ...

Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials said Friday that Israel is forcing banks in the occupied West Bank to close accounts held by the families of prisoners in Israeli jails to prevent the ...

Palestinians fear outbreak in Jerusalem's 'no man's land'

JERUSALEM (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic gathered strength last month, community leaders in a Palestinian neighborhood on the outskirts of Jerusalem tried to impose lockdown and quarantine measure...

Ramadan TV series about Gulf Jews ignites controversy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A television series aired by a Saudi broadcaster during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has sparked controversy by offering a positive depiction of a Jewish community in the Gulf at ...