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Stories with place: West Bank
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Boycott drive gains strength, raising alarm in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 10:54 am

    JERUSALEM - Ten years ago, a small group of Palestinian activists had a novel idea: Inspired by the anti-apartheid movement, they called for a global boycott movement against Israel as a nonviolent method to promote the Palestinian struggle for independence.

  • Correction: Palestinians-Rainbow Flag story story has photos
    Updated: Jul-06-15 3:28 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - In a story June 30 about Palestinian protesters whitewashing a gay pride rainbow flag, The Associated Press reported erroneously that homosexual acts are banned by law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. While homosexuality is largely taboo in Palestinian society, there are no laws specifically banning homosexual acts.

  • Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years.

  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.