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Stories with place: Palestinian territories
  • 3 Palestinians die in clashes; Israel toughens fence story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 2:09 pm

    JERUSALEM - Three Palestinians were shot and killed in separate clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank on Thursday as Israel announced plans to strengthen a fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

  • Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:41 am

    JERUSALEM - Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily focused on ending the terror.

  • Patriots hold moment of silence for fan killed in West Bank 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 8:49 pm

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - The New England Patriots observed a moment of silence for an 18-year-old fan who was killed in the West Bank while studying in Israel.

  • MBTA bans political ads after Israel controversy 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:58 pm

    BOSTON - The board that oversees Boston's transit system voted Monday to stop accepting advertising on political and social issues, days after controversy erupted over an ad that accuses the Israeli military of killing Palestinian children.

  • After years of delays, Palestinians get high-speed mobile 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:44 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.

  • German department store to put Israeli wines back on shelves 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:42 pm

    JERUSALEM - A German department store said Sunday that it's putting eight Israeli wines back on the shelves after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused it of boycotting Israeli goods.

  • Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.

  • Prince Ali: Violence shouldn't force soccer out of countries 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 1:06 pm

    LONDON - Violence should not force teams to play matches outside their home countries, FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al-Hussein said Wednesday.

  • New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:47 am

    QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, West Bank - A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement.

  • Palestinian official: Gaza border deal reached with Egypt 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 2:46 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - A senior Palestinian official on Monday said the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Egypt to reopen the Gaza Strip's main border crossing in an arrangement meant to bypass the territory's Hamas rulers.

  • Israel summons Swedish envoy over minister's comments 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 2:22 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has summoned Sweden's ambassador for clarification following remarks by Stockholm's foreign minister linking the attacks in Paris to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel's isolation 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 12:39 am

    JERUSALEM - The European Union's decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.

  • Arab, South America leaders stress support for Palestinians 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 1:51 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Arab and South American leaders found common ground in support for the Palestinians during a summit Wednesday aimed at strengthening ties between the two regions.

  • Arab, Latin American leaders in Saudi for joint summit 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 4:09 pm

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Heads of state from the Middle East and Latin America arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for a summit aimed at boosting trade and policy coordination between the two regions.

  • Hamas hands over Arafat's Gaza home to his Fatah party 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 3:32 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers handed over the house of the late Palestinian President Yasser Arafat to officials from his Fatah party on Tuesday with the intention of turning it to a museum for the iconic leader.

  • Israeli leader heads to Washington as spokesman draws fire story has photos
    Updated: Nov-08-15 12:24 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister on Sunday departed for Washington on a trip that has become clouded in controversy following his appointment of a new spokesman who has spoken derisively about President Barack Obama.

  • ICC repeats prosecutor has to reconsider Gaza flotilla probe 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 12:43 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Judges at the International Criminal Court reiterated Friday that the court's prosecutor has to reconsider her decision not to investigate the storming by Israel of an aid flotilla heading to Gaza.

  • Amos Oz won't attend events hosted by Israeli embassies 
    Updated: Nov-06-15 12:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - Author Amos Oz, one of Israel's most celebrated writers, says he will no longer attend events hosted by Israeli embassies abroad, as a protest against what he says are extremist Israeli policies.

  • Netanyahu appointment casts cloud over US visit story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly appointed spokesman on Thursday apologized for a series of insulting comments about U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, days before his boss heads to Washington on a fence-mending mission.

  • 369 House members ask Palestinian leader to restore calm 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 12:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - Three hundred sixty-nine House members want the Palestinian president to condemn violence in Israel and renew direct peace negotiations.

  • Palestinian officials: Egypt navy kills Gaza fisherman 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 11:26 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian officials say a fisherman was shot and killed by Egyptian naval forces off the Gaza coast.

  • Palestine's World Cup qualifiers to be played in Jordan 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 8:55 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The president of the Palestinian soccer federation says the national team's two upcoming World Cup qualifying matches will be played in Jordan.

  • Attack on Israeli rabbi part of unchecked settler violence 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 1:30 am

    BURIN, West Bank - Rabbi Arik Ascherman's right middle finger is still bandaged from a recent confrontation in the West Bank, when a suspected extremist Jewish settler lurched at him with a knife, punching and kicking him.

  • Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 3:53 pm

    RISHON LEZION, Israel - Twenty-four-year-old shopkeeper Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.

  • Palestinians say amateur video backs claims of Israeli abuse 
    Updated: Nov-03-15 4:28 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Recent videos show Israeli troops shooting a wounded Palestinian at close range, pepper-spraying Palestinian medics, ramming a Palestinian with a jeep and threatening refugee camp residents with tear gas "until you die" unless they stop throwing stones.