• Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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  • In this Nov. 25, 1966 file photo, farmers look at a towering flame at an outburst of natural gas, discovered by the Italian oil company ENI in the Nile Delta region of Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt. Italian energy company Eni SpA said Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, that it found the “largest-ever” gas field in the Mediterranean Sea off Egypt’s shores. Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over dithering and infighting that has delayed production from the country’s own gas fields. (AP Photo/Aly Mahmoud)

    Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt’s new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country’s own gas fields.

  • Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.

  • File - In this May 19, 2012 file photo, a Palestinian throws a stone at an armed Jewish settler during clashes between Palestinians and Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Assira al-Kibliya. A firebombing last month on a West Bank home, killed an 18-month-old toddler, Ali Dawabsheh, and his father, Saed, and critically wounded his mother and 4-year-old brother. In the wake of the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "zero tolerance" for what he called Jewish terrorism. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh, File)

    Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • In this Friday, Aug, 28, 2015 photo, Palestinian women and youth scuffle with an Israeli soldier trying to arrest a 12-year-old boy during a protest near the West Bank village of Nebi Saleh. A video showing the incident has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, and shined a light on Israeli military policies in the territory. The Israeli military said Sunday that a "violent riot" broke out at the protest and that it tried to detain the boy because he was hurling rocks. The video sparked accusations from critics that Israel is too heavy-handed in its confrontations with Palestinian protesters, especially minors. (AP Photo)

    Video shows Palestinian women, Israeli soldier scuffling

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A video showing an Israeli soldier scuffling with Palestinian youths and women at a West Bank protest has been viewed more than 2 million times on Facebook, shining a light on Israeli military policies in the territory.