• In this Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 file photo, Israeli soldiers enter a tunnel discovered near the Israel Gaza border. Israel's military chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, that Gaza's Hamas rulers have been rebuilding the sophisticated network of underground tunnels that Israel damaged during the 2014 war. Eisenkot said destroying this network is the military's top priority for 2016. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Israel’s military chief: Stopping Gaza tunnels top priority

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s top general said Tuesday that the military’s number one mission for the coming year is to counter the renewed threat posed by militant attack tunnels from Gaza.

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  • In this Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Palestinian cardiovascular surgeon Saleem Haj-Yahia, left, performs open-heart surgery at An-Najah University hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus.  Dr. Haj-Yahia is the first surgeon to perform a successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed ‘violations’

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed “moral and behavioral violations.”

  • Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.

  • Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.

  • Israeli military seals off Palestinian attackers’ village

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday sealed off the home village of the three Palestinian men who staged a deadly attack in Jerusalem and carried out a number of arrests there.

  • An Israeli medic inspects the body of a Palestinian at the scene of a shooting attack near the Damascus gate, Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Three Palestinians carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives shot and stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, wounding both before police shot and killed the attackers, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud  Illean)

    Gaza’s Hamas rulers says 2 fighters dead in tunnel collapse

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and killed the attackers.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, an Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers. Israel’s parliament has passed a law expanding police powers to stop and frisk suspected criminals as the country faces over four months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis. While previously police could only search people suspected of carrying a weapon, under the laws passed Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 security forces can search anyone in areas declared by district police commanders to be possible settings for “hostile sabotage activity.” They can also search people they suspect might commit violent crime. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    Israeli lawmakers approve new stop and frisk laws

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday expanding police powers, allowing them to stop and frisk suspects without probable cause, the latest attempt to crack down on near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis.