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Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters rally in the rain in DC to mark a painful present and past

May. 18, 2024 19:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of protesters rallied within sight of the U.S. Capitol, chanting pro-Palestinian slogans and voicing criticism of the Israeli and American governments as they marked a painful present — the war in Gaza — and past — the exodus of some 700,000 Palestinians who fled...

6 Penn students among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during attempt to occupy building

May. 18, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A half-dozen University of Pennsylvania students were among 19 pro-Palestinian protesters arrested during an attempt to occupy a school building, university police said Saturday. Their arrests came a week after authorities broke up a protest encampment on...

FIFA to seek legal advice on Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer

May. 17, 2024 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas, FIFA bought time Friday by agreeing to seek legal advice before holding an extraordinary council meeting within two months. FIFA president Gianni Infantino...

The Latest | Israel says it will send more troops to Rafah, as fighting also rages in Gaza's north

May. 16, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

Israel's defense minister said the military would send more troops into Rafah, a city along Gaza's southern border with Egypt, as fighting also rages in northern Gaza, where Hamas has regrouped. South Africa is seeking emergency measures at the U.N.'s top court to halt Israel’s...

A Palestinian converted to Judaism. An Israeli soldier saw him as a threat and opened fire

May. 16, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At first, it seemed like the kind of shooting that has become all too common in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. A Palestinian aroused suspicions and an Israeli soldier killed him. But then the deceased was identified as David Ben-Avraham, a Palestinian who had made...

Palestinians recount painful history with war in Gaza as a reminder

May. 15, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

Dawud Assad still has nightmares of the day Jewish militias attacked his village of Deir Yassin outside Jerusalem 76 years ago. Assad, then 16, peered out his front window to see his village ablaze. As his uncles shot back at the militias firing upon them, Assad escaped. But more...

The Latest | Palestinians mark 76 years of their dispossession as more catastrophe unfolds in Gaza

May. 15, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

Palestinians are marking 76 years of dispossession on Wednesday, commemorating their mass expulsion from what is today Israel, as a potentially larger catastrophe unfolds in Gaza where over a quarter of the population has been displaced by fighting in the last few days alone. Israel...

Pro-Palestinian protesters place fake bloody corpses at home of University of Michigan official

May. 15, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

Pro-Palestinian protesters wearing masks pitched tents and placed fake bloody corpses outside the home of a University of Michigan board member Wednesday, raising tension with the school. Sarah Hubbard, chair of the university's governing board, said the 6 a.m. demonstration at her...

Netanyahu fends off criticism at home and abroad over his lack of a postwar plan for Gaza

May. 15, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday fended off criticism that he is not planning for a postwar reality in the Gaza Strip, saying it was impossible to prepare for any scenario in the embattled Palestinian enclave until Hamas is defeated. Netanyahu...

Misery deepens in Gaza's Rafah as Israeli troops press operation

May. 13, 2024 23:37 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Aid workers struggled Monday to distribute dwindling food and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians displaced by what Israel says is a limited military operation in Rafah, as the two main crossings near the southern Gaza city remained closed. ...