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As Israel-Palestinian truce holds, Gaza power plant restarts

Aug. 08, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — With a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants holding after nearly three days of violence, Gaza’s sole power plant resumed operations Monday and Israel began reopening crossings into the territory. Israel also lifted security restrictions...

Misfired rockets may have killed over a dozen in Gaza battle

Aug. 08, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Close to one-third of the Palestinians who died in the latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza militants may have been killed by errant rockets fired by the Palestinian side, according to an Israeli military assessment that appears consistent with independent...

Israeli ex-minister sentenced over Australia sex abuse case

Aug. 08, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court sentenced a former health minister to probation and a fine on Monday for obstructing justice in connection with the protracted extradition case against a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia. Yaakov Litzman, a...

Analysis: Israeli PM's Gaza gamble seems to have paid off

Aug. 08, 2022 05:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s caretaker prime minister took a gamble with his preemptive strike against Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza, less than three months before he is to compete in general elections to retain his job. Yair Lapid had counted on Gaza’s militant Hamas...

Cease-fire between Palestinians, Israel takes effect in Gaza

Aug. 08, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect late Sunday in a bid to end nearly three days of violence that killed dozens of Palestinians and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of Israelis. The flare-up was the worst...

Scheduled cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants takes effect in bid to end nearly 3 days of violence

Aug. 07, 2022 16:38 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Scheduled cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants takes effect in bid to end nearly 3 days of violence.

Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 15:05 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt calls for cease-fire to start at 11:30 p.m. (2030 GMT; 4:30 p.m. EDT), signaling deal struck to end Gaza violence.

EXPLAINER: What is driving the current Israel-Gaza violence

Aug. 07, 2022 05:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip were exchanging fire Saturday in the worst bout of cross-border violence since an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas last year. Israeli airstrikes have killed 11 people, including a senior commander from...

Longtime AP correspondent, editor Marcus Eliason dies at 75

Aug. 06, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Eliason, an international journalist whose insightful reporting, sparkling prose and skillful editing graced Associated Press news wires for almost a half-century, has died. He was 75. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, developed pneumonia...

Israel, militants trade fire as Gaza death toll climbs to 24

Aug. 06, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza on Saturday and Palestinian rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted for a second day, raising fears of another major escalation in the Mideast conflict. Gaza’s health ministry said 24 people had been killed so far in...