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In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills
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In thrice-demolished village, a Mideast battle of wills

KHIRBET HUMSU, West Bank (AP) — It looks like the aftermath of a tornado. There are dirt plots where there…
Tarnished by its Gaza rule, Hamas may struggle in elections
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Tarnished by its Gaza rule, Hamas may struggle in elections

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh famously pledged to live on “zeit wa zaatar”— olive oil…
Israel moves to rein in rights group over ‘apartheid’ use
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Israel moves to rein in rights group over ‘apartheid’ use

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s education minister is banning groups that call Israel an “apartheid state” from lecturing at…
Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in over 15 years
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Abbas decrees first Palestinian elections in over 15 years

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas announced Friday the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years. The territory would “launch a democratic…
Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to UAE, to Palestinian chagrin
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Land of wine and honey? Israeli settlers export to UAE, to Palestinian chagrin

REHELIM, West Bank/DUBAI (Reuters) – Wine produced in an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank and labelled “from the…
Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state
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Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state

JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian…
Israel announces new settlements, risking Biden’s anger
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Israel announces new settlements, risking Biden’s anger

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a…
Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement
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Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police were investigating on Monday after an Israeli woman was found dead in a forest near…
New roads pave way for massive growth of Israeli settlements
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New roads pave way for massive growth of Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the coming years, Israelis will be able to commute into Jerusalem and Tel Aviv from settlements…
Mourners gather for Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces
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Mourners gather for Palestinian youth shot by Israeli forces

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinians erupted on Saturday, at the funeral of a…
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