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MIDEAST FLASHPOINT
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Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

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AL-EIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) -- An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant to question the ways Israelis and Palestinians see each other as a result of their long-running conflict....

Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel....

Lebanon sends aid to cut-off village near Syria

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TFAIL, Lebanon (AP) -- A Lebanese convoy of soldiers, clerics and Red Cross officials delivered aid Tuesday to a remote village near the Syrian border that was bombed by Syrian government aircraft and blocked by Lebanese militants fighting alongside President Bashar Assad's forces in the civil war next door....

Israeli army "invites" Arab Christians to enlist
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military says it is inviting young Arab-Israeli Christians to enlist....

A look at the dual justice system in the West Bank

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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli and Palestinian minors accused of crimes in the West Bank are subject to two different sets of laws. Israeli settlers are prosecuted under Israeli civilian law, while Palestinians are thrust into the military justice system. Critics complain that the conviction rate in the military system is higher and the penalties stiffer. Here are some statistics about juvenile arrests between 2008 and 2013 from Israel's national police force:...

In West Bank, teen offenders face different fates

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BEIT UMAR, West Bank (AP) -- The boys were both 15, with the crackly voices and awkward peach fuzz of adolescence. They lived just a few minutes away from one another in the West Bank. And both were accused of throwing stones at vehicles, one day after the other....

Palestinians meet in Gaza for reconciliation talks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A senior Hamas leader based in Egypt is in Gaza for talks aimed at reaching a reconciliation agreement between the two rival Palestinian groups, Hamas and Fatah....

Construction frenzy in Beirut alters city skyline

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BEIRUT (AP) -- One by one, the old traditional houses of Beirut are vanishing as luxury towers sprout up on every corner, altering the city's skyline almost beyond recognition amid an ongoing construction frenzy seemingly immune to tensions from the civil war raging next door....

Vandals damage mosque in northern Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Police say vandals have damaged a mosque in northern Israel in an attack blamed on a fringe group of Jewish extremists....

Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread....