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Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters, one killed

GAZA Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, killing a Palestinian youth, the Palestinian health ministry said.

Israel to present findings in Moscow over downing of Russian plane

JERUSALEM Israel's air force chief will on Thursday present findings in Moscow related to an incident in which a Russian military plane was downed off Syria's coast, Israel's military said.

World, Russia, Syria, Sep 19 2018

Yom Kippur, a children's bike festival on Israel's deserted roads

JERUSALEM Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, is a time when many non-regular Israeli synagogue-goers take time to pray. It is also an annual opportunity for children to ride their bicycles on deserted streets (pictured here).

World, Sep 19 2018

Israeli police shoot suspected attacker in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM A Palestinian man was shot on Tuesday by Israeli police who said he tried to stab a Jewish worshiper near Damascus Gate outside the walled Old City on Yom Kippur, the holiest fast day in the Jewish calendar.

World, Sep 18 2018

Palestinians say Israeli troops fire on Gaza protesters killing two

GAZA Israeli forces opened fire during a demonstration in the northern Gaza Strip near a border crossing on Tuesday, killing two Palestinian protesters and injuring 46 others, the Palestinian health ministry said.

World, Sep 18 2018

Netanyahu tells Putin Syria is to blame for downing of Russian plane, offers help with inquiry

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that Syrian forces were to blame for the downing of a Russian military jet off Syria's coast but he offered "all necessary information" to investigate the incident.

World, Syria, Russia Sep 18 2018

Israel says it fired at Palestinians tampering with Gaza fence; two killed

GAZA Two people were found dead near the site of an Israeli missile strike at the coastal strip's border with Israel, Gaza medics said on Tuesday.

World, Sep 18 2018

UK PM vows to defend Jews and Israel, in dig at Labour's Corbyn

EDINBURGH Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Monday to protect British Jewish identity and Israel's right to defend itself, in an attack on opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in the run-up to his Labour Party conference next weekend.

World, Sep 17 2018

Palestinian ministry rolls back statement that Gaza boy was killed by Israeli gunfire

GAZA A medical source in the Palestinian Health Ministry backed away on Monday from an assertion that an 11-year-old boy killed at a protest on Friday at the border with Israel had been shot by Israeli soldiers.

World, Sep 17 2018

Palestinian official says U.S. will never present Middle East peace plan

JERICHO, West Bank The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon and is instead trying to unilaterally change the terms of reference for any future proposal, a senior Palestinian official said on Saturday.

World, Sep 15 2018