• In this Saturday, May 28, 2016 photo, a disabled Palestinian woman takes part in a basketball training session for the territory’s first female wheelchair basketball team in the Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. In 2015, the International Committee of the Red Cross brought top U.S. coach Jess Markt. to Gaza to train local referees and coaches. Now, he is back to train players and organize tournaments between wheelchair teams. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory’s first female wheelchair basketball team.

  • Israel arrests Palestinian suspects in Jerusalem bus attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s internal security service says it has arrested six Palestinians from the West Bank suspected of preparing explosives and planning the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem that wounded 21 Israelis last month.

  • Palestinians chant slogans as they carry the body of Abdel-Fattah al-Sharif, during his funeral, in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, May 28, 2016. Al-Sharif was killed by an Israeli soldier in March while lying on the ground seriously wounded after he and another Palestinian attacked IDF troops.(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

    West Bank buries wounded Palestinian who was killed in March

    HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Over a thousand people have attended the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while he lay wounded after carrying out a stabbing attack on security forces in March.

  • This Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo shows rubble from a 2006 partial evacuation of Amona, an unauthorized Israeli settler outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah. It is the largest of about 100 outposts in the West Bank which were built without permission but generally tolerated by the government. Under an Israeli Supreme Court order, the government must tear down the outpost by the end of 2016. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    West Bank outpost’s impending evacuation a test for Israel

    AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu’s newly-expanded hard-line government.

  • In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Tunisian police officers stand guard near the entrance of the Ghriba synagogue in the resort of Djerba, south Tunisia, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, as Jewish pilgrims make their annual pilgrimage to El Ghriba synagogue. Under unprecedented security, it is announced Thursday May 26, 2016, the Tunisian island of Djerba will hosting the annual Jewish pilgrimage despite recent attacks that have scared away tourists and a warning from the Israeli government. (AP Photo/Mohsen May, FILE)

    Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun

    DJERBA, Tunisia (AP) — Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.

  • Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday in response to rocket fire toward Israel, the Israeli military said.

  • In this Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman walks under a screen showing him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the inauguration of their election campaign in Jerusalem. Israel’s incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, just weeks ago suggested that Israel kill Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip and has opposed prosecution of a soldier accused of manslaughter _ just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he now commands. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

    Israel’s new defense minister could clash with his soldiers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas’ leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with the military he now commands.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak during a Likud-Yisrael Beitenu campaign rally in the port city of Ashdod. Israeli officials say a deal has been reached to expand the coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party of Avigdor Lieberman. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)

    Israeli official says deal reached to expand government

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military — and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts.

  • Israel: Palestinian killed after attempted police stabbing

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say forces shot dead a Palestinian woman after she tried to stab a police officer at a West Bank checkpoint.