• This Monday, July 27, 2015 photo shows Khader Abu Seif, from left, Naeem Jiryes and Fadi Daeem, protagonists of the documentary movie "Oriented" during an interview with The Associated Press in Jaffa, mixed Jewish-Arab part of Tel Aviv, Israel. The privately funded film is British director Jake Witzenfeld’s first feature documentary. It premiered in June at the Sheffield Film Festival in England and the Los Angeles Film Festival in the United States but has not made it to the Middle East yet. (AP Photo/Eyal Warshavsky)

    New film highlights struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — 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.

    Updated: 2:53 am

  • In this Sunday, July 12, 2015, file photo, Palestinian Khader Adnan, center, who recently ended a 55-day hunger strike, is greeted by Palestinians after his release from an Israeli prison in the West Bank village of Arrabeh near Jenin. Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

    Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.

    Updated: 5:16 am

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  • Israeli settlers sleep in the Jewish settlement of Beit El after a night stand off with police, near the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The Israeli Prime Minister's office said Wednesday it has approved the "immediate construction" of 300 housing units in the West Bank settlement of Beit El. The announcement came amid a standoff in Beit El, where Israeli settlers clashed with Israeli forces as authorities began to dismantle a contested West Bank settlement housing complex after Israel's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that it must be demolished. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israeli bulldozers start demolishing West Bank settlement

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli bulldozers began demolishing a contested housing complex in a West Bank settlement on Wednesday as the prime minister’s office announced the “immediate construction” of some 300 new units at another location in the same settlement and advanced plans for about 500 new units in east Jerusalem.