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Palestinian deaths in Gaza pass 30,000 as witnesses say Israeli forces fire on crowd waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 11:32 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a large crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to health...

The Latest | Gaza's death toll surges over 30,000 as Israeli forces kill 104 people waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 10:26 AM EST

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israel-Hamas war nearly five months ago, health officials the territory said. The surge in numbers came after witnesses said Israeli troops on Thursday fired at a crowd of people waiting for aid in Gaza City,...

Prince William condemns antisemitism during visit to London synagogue

Feb. 29, 2024 10:04 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince William condemned antisemitism during a visit to a London synagogue on Thursday, the first time he appeared in public after he unexpectedly pulled out of a royal event earlier in the week. William, the heir to the throne, heard about how Jewish students across...

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Feb. 29, 2024 09:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Humanitarian aid groups appealed on Thursday to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that delivers most aid to people in the Gaza Strip as the organization teeters on the brink of financial collapse. The...

Gaza Health Ministry says 70 killed and 280 wounded in strike on Palestinians waiting for aid

Feb. 29, 2024 05:15 AM EST
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza Health Ministry says 70 killed and 280 wounded in strike on Palestinians waiting for aid.

Gaza Health Ministry says Palestinian death toll from Israel-Hamas war surpasses 30,000

Feb. 29, 2024 04:53 AM EST
RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza Health Ministry says Palestinian death toll from Israel-Hamas war surpasses 30,000.

The Latest | Families of hostages held in Gaza launch a 4-day march to demand their freedom

Feb. 28, 2024 22:02 PM EST

The families of hostages held in Gaza and their supporters are launching a four-day march from southern Israel to Jerusalem to demand their loved ones be set free. The march comes as negotiations are underway in Qatar to bring about a deal between Hamas and Israel that would lead to...

Canada says it's working to airdrop aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible

Feb. 28, 2024 21:52 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada is working to airdrop humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip as soon as possible, a cabinet minister said Wednesday. The confirmation that an active effort is underway comes after Canadian International Development Minister Ahmed Hussen said Ottawa was...

Food aid reaches north Gaza for first time in weeks. Israeli hostages' families push for release

Feb. 28, 2024 16:10 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Aid convoys carrying food reached northern Gaza this week, Israeli officials said Wednesday, the first major delivery in a month to the devastated, isolated area, where the U.N. has warned of worsening starvation among hundreds of thousands of Palestinians amid Israel’s...

Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...