• A man is seen from a window as Israeli flags fly on top of a house in Silwan neighborhood of east Jerusalem Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Ultra-nationalist Israelis have taken over the building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area. A small group of activists from the Ateret Cohanim settler organization moved into the building on Thursday. It was the latest in a wave of settler advances since nationalist Jews began buying up properties in Palestinian neighborhoods two decades ago. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

    Jewish settlers take over homes in Arab part of Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ultra-nationalist Israelis took over a four-story building in the heart of an Arab neighborhood in east Jerusalem on Thursday, raising fears of fresh violence in the tense area.

  • Israeli military strikes target in Gaza after rocket attack

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it struck a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired at Israel.

  • Brawl at Israel hospital treating Palestinian hunger striker

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say five people have been arrested after a brawl broke out at a hospital treating a former Palestinian prisoner who recently ended a two-month hunger strike.

  • FIn this Sept. 18, 2007 file photo, the flags of member nations fly outside of the United Nations headquarters. In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at the U.N., just in time for Pope Francis' visit in September 2015. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a move likely to upset Israel’s government, the Palestinians are seeking to raise their flag, along with the Vatican flag, at U.N. headquarters — just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month.

  • FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks

    ZURICH (AP) — A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.

  • Palestinian United Nations workers  hold up a banner as they demonstrate against measures the organization has taken to overcome an acute financial crisis, in Gaza City, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The protest today outside the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza headquarter was the largest in a series of demonstrations in recent weeks, called up by the agency’s Local Staff Union. The protesters say they want the UNRWA’s Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl to cancel amendments that allow him to impose a one-year unpaid leave on staff when needed and increase the number of students in classrooms. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

    UN employees in Gaza strike against cost-cutting measures

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of employees of the United Nations’ Palestinian refugee agency in the Gaza Strip are striking against cost-cutting measures the agency is imposing to overcome a financial crisis.

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    Today is Monday, August 24, the 236th day of 2015. There are 129 days left in the year.

  • Mazoza Allan, mother of Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan reacts to a Supreme Court decision outside Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon, southern, Israel, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the detention order for Allan who has been on a hunger strike for more than two months, releasing him while he receives medical care in a decision hailed by relatives and supporters as a victory. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    In Israel, Palestinian hunger striker ends protest fast

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian held without charge by Israel ended his unprecedented 66-day hunger strike Thursday, his lawyer said, after the Supreme Court ordered him released from detention.