• File - In this file photograph taken on April 30, 2014, Binyamin Ben Eliezer poses for a photo during an interview with The Associated Press in Tel Aviv, Israel. Veteran Israeli politician Binyamin Ben Eliezer, who held senior posts in the country's government, including defense minister and helped bridge gaps between Israel and the Arab world has died, aged 80. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    Veteran Israeli politician Ben Eliezer dies aged 80

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Binyamin Ben Eliezer, a veteran Israeli politician who held several top governmental posts and often served as a bridge to the Arab world, died Sunday. He was 80.

  • FILE -- In this Jan. 24, 2006 file photo, a Palestinian boy is seen through various campaign posters for Palestinian parliamentary elections, hanging over a street in the al-Amari refugee camp, near the West Bank town of Ramallah. Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 -- a vote for 425 mayors and local councils in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Sept. 8, 2016. Each side hopes the election will give it a foothold in what has been the other's exclusive territory since mutual purges in 2007. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Rivals Hamas, Fatah gear up for first election since 2006

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian rivals Hamas and Fatah are gearing up for their first contest at the polls since 2006 — a vote for mayors and local councils in 425 communities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

  • Human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor speaks to Associated Press journalists in Ajman, United Arab Emirates, on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Mansoor was recently targeted by spyware that can hack into Apple's iPhone handset. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

    AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor’s iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates’ prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

  • People wait for firefighters to accompany them to get their belongings from their homes, in San Pellegrino, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. A magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

  • Israeli soldiers secure the scene after a Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed and wounded a soldier near the village of Madama, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Israeli military said that when soldiers chased Palestinians who had been throwing rocks at them near a Jewish settlement on Wednesday, one of the Palestinians stabbed a soldier, who responded by opening fire. The wounded soldier was taken to a hospital. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Israeli military: Palestinian killed after stabbing soldier

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s military said a Palestinian was shot and killed after he stabbed and wounded a soldier in the West Bank on Wednesday, but the man’s family disputed its version of events.

  • A man walks amid rubbles after an earthquake struck in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    The Latest: Kerry offers condolences after Italy earthquake

    AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):

  • Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting.

  • Israel uncovers illegal Palestinian weapons making network

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has uncovered an illegal Palestinian weapons manufacturing network in the West Bank in one of its largest raids during a months-long crackdown on illicit arms, the military said Tuesday.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, a Palestinian woman walks by Jewish child as he lights candles where a stabbing attack took place last week in Jerusalem's Old City. A new poll of Israelis and Palestinians released on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, found that a slim majority on both sides still favor a peace settlement establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel, despite years of conflict and deadlock in negotiations. The results of the joint poll may provide some small signs of encouragement when peace prospects appear bleak. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

    Poll shows that most Israelis, Palestinians still seek peace

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday confirmed that they have begun the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in Hebron, a West Bank city that has been the focus of nearly a year of violence.

  • An Israeli police sapper carries part of a rocket which landed in a yard of a house in the city of Sderot, southern Israel, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Sunday, prompting the Israeli military to respond with airstrikes and tank fire on targets inside Gaza. No injuries were reported on either side. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Palestinian rocket strikes Israeli town near Gaza

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town earlier in the day.