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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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Anger at Trump plan could mobilize Arab voters in Israel

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — It might have seemed to be one of the more innocuous elements in President Donald Trump's deeply divisive Middle East peace initiative: the suggestion that a densely populat...

Palestinians face mounting barriers to peaceful protest

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Abdullah Abu Rahma has been arrested by Israeli soldiers eight times in the last 15 years, spending weeks or months in prison and paying tens of thousands of dollars in fine...

Banksy takes politically charged nativity scene to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The mysterious street artist known as Banksy has displayed a politically charged nativity scene in Bethlehem, the town revered as Jesus' birthplace, just in time for the bu...

Palestinians protest in support of prisoner on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians protested outside an Israeli military court in the occupied West Bank on Thursday calling for the release of a prisoner who has been on a partial hung...

Palestinian shot in back says Israelis abused him for hours

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — A young Palestinian who was shot in the back by Israeli forces in an incident caught on video last year says the footage shows just a small part of what was a horrifying day f...

Palestinian photographer finds 2nd calling as wire sculptor

BILIN, West Bank (AP) — After 14 years as a photographer in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, one Palestinian man has found his second calling through sculpture, telling stories by recycling metal wire ...

Palestinians agree to accept funds transferred by Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian officials say the Palestinian Authority has agreed to accept hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues collected by Israel months after declining them in p...

Electoral gains revive old dilemma for Israeli Arabs

NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — When election results confirmed that an Arab alliance had emerged as the third largest bloc in Israel's parliament, its leader Ayman Odeh reached for the Old Testament, tweetin...

Unable to vote, Palestinians shrug off Israel's elections

MAS'HA, West Bank (AP) — Barhoum Saleh's town is surrounded by Jewish settlements, the sign above his roadside mechanic shop is in Hebrew, most of his customers are Israeli and he needs an Israeli per...