Israel postpones drive to vaccinate Palestinian workers

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Friday postponed plans to vaccinate Palestinians who work inside the country and its West Bank settlements until further notice. COGAT, the Israeli military agency coordinating day-to-day affairs with the Palestinian Authority, attributed the postponement to “administrative delays,” adding that a new start date for the campaign would be determined … Read more

Israel sentences Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military court has sentenced a prominent Palestinian lawmaker to two years in prison in a plea bargain that convicted her of belonging to an outlawed group. But the court found insufficient evidence to press more serious charges against her, the army said Tuesday. Khalida Jarrar, a member of the … Read more

Report questions claim Palestinian was shot in self-defense

[ad_1] TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An international research group examining the fatal shooting of a Palestinian motorist challenged Israeli self-defense claims, saying the man had emerged from his car after it crashed into a checkpoint, did not approach troops and was instantly shot six times. It says the last three rounds were fired while … Read more

Rival of Palestinian president delivers vaccines to Gaza

[ad_1] GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A shipment of coronavirus vaccines arranged by a rival of President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, giving a lift to the blockaded territory’s vaccination efforts and embarrassing the Palestinian leader ahead of national elections. The 20,000 doses of Russia’s Sputnik V, donated by the … Read more

Abbas orders Palestinian public freedoms boosted before vote

[ad_1] The New York Times Biden Tells Allies ‘America Is Back,’ but Macron and Merkel Push Back President Joe Biden used his first public encounter with America’s European allies to describe a new struggle between the West and the forces of autocracy, declaring that “America is back” while acknowledging that the past four years had … Read more

Palestinian Authority says it has sent vaccines to Gaza

[ad_1] GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian Authority said Wednesday it has dispatched the first shipment of coronavirus vaccines to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, two days after accusing Israel of preventing it from sending the doses amid objections from some Israeli lawmakers. Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said in a statement that the … Read more

Suspected Israeli settlers vandalize Palestinian cars

[ad_1] JERUSALEM (AP) — Suspected Israeli settlers vandalized several vehicles belonging to Palestinian workers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday in broad daylight in an incident caught by security cameras. It appeared to be the latest in a series of so-called “price tag” attacks, in which hard-line Israeli nationalists attack Palestinians and vandalize their … Read more