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Stories with place: Palestinian territories
  • 2 Israelis hurt in Jerusalem fire bomb attack 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 2:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police say two people were hurt when a fire bomb was thrown at a passing car in Jerusalem.

  • UN agency for Palestinians says school closures loom 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The UN agency helping Palestinian refugees says a $101 million funding gap could keep 500,000 Palestinian students out of school this fall.

  • Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians.

  • US condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:56 am

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.

  • New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-30-15 4:55 am

    TEL AVIV, Israel - During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.

  • Amnesty accuses Israel of possible war crimes 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:31 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading international watchdog said Wednesday that the Israeli military may have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during last summer's Gaza war when it carried out four days of intense bombardment in retaliation for an attack by Hamas militants in which an Israeli soldier was captured.

  • Shooting in Lebanon refugee camp leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 4:26 pm

    BEIRUT - Palestinian officials say a shooting in a refugee camp in southern Lebanon has killed two people and wounded three.

  • Israeli military takes over contested West Bank complex 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 1:58 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli troops moved on Tuesday into a contested West Bank settlement housing complex ahead of its scheduled demolition, the military said.

  • Gaza teachers head to Qatar as part of new employment drive 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 8:05 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - About 100 Palestinian teachers have departed the impoverished Gaza Strip for potential teaching positions in Qatar.

  • A Palestinian village braces for Israeli demolition 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:45 am

    SUSIYA, West Bank - Residents of this dusty village are bracing for Israeli bulldozers to come and knock down their makeshift homes of tarp, wood and wire any day now.

  • UN envoy: Extremism threatens both Israelis, Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 4:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Mideast envoy has warned that "the rise of violent extremism and terrorism" in the Mideast poses as much a danger to Palestinian statehood aspirations as to Israel's security

  • After delays, construction begins on destroyed homes in Gaza 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:45 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Undeterred by scorching heat, Palestinian workers in Gaza on Thursday hammered nails into wooden boards and jolted steel bars as they lay the foundations for the first group of homes to be rebuilt since the war with Israel last summer. The work brought a rare glimmer of hope to a territory that remains devastated a year after the fighting.

  • Saudi official downplays significance of recent Hamas visit 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 10:23 am

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's top diplomat says a recent visit by the leader of Hamas was for religious purposes and was not an official political visit to the kingdom.

  • Palestinian-funded TV channel for Israeli Arabs challenged 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:50 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite television channel for Israel's Arab citizens already found its studio closed before it could even fill its airtime.

  • UN approves accreditation for Palestinian Return Center 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 11:46 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations approved U.N. accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return Center in a defeat for Israel which claims the organization is affiliated with Hamas and "openly promotes terrorism."

  • EU seeks new format to help revive Mideast peace process 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 2:10 pm

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's top diplomat is looking for a fresh formula to revive the now moribund peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

  • Gaza bombings target cars of Hamas officials; no fatalities 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 2:10 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - At least four bombings rocked Gaza City early Sunday, targeting cars belonging to officials from Islamic factions, including the territory's Hamas rulers. There were no fatalities from the blasts.

  • After diplomatic disappointments, Iran deal vindicates Kerry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 8:01 am

    WASHINGTON - For John Kerry, vindication came at midnight.

  • ICC judges to prosecutor: Reconsider Gaza aid flotilla case 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:49 pm

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

  • AP Exclusive: Palestinians quit medical study in Venezuela story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 8:10 am

    CARACAS, Venezuela - The Palestinian students were greeted like celebrities upon arrival in Caracas. President Nicolas Maduro wore a kaffiyeh headdress and played up their symbolic importance during an address broadcast across the socialist South American country.

  • Marathon hunger striker seeks release from Palestinian jail 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 1:16 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The office of the U.N. human rights chief says it is "seriously concerned" about a 30-year-old Palestinian who has observed a hunger strike for close to 100 days to win his release from Palestinian detention.

  • New scanner set to increase reconstruction supplies to Gaza 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 11:43 am

    KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, Israel - The Dutch foreign minister has inaugurated a security scanner that he says will increase the truckloads of supplies that enter Gaza from Israel and speed up efforts to rebuild the territory.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 8:59 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:09 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • Rights group video: Israeli soldier shot fleeing Palestinian 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 1:41 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - An Israeli human rights group released a video Sunday that purports to show a high-ranking Israeli officer fatally shooting a fleeing Palestinian teenager who had thrown a rock at his vehicle, smashing its windshield.