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Israeli offensive shifts to crowded southern Gaza, driving up death toll despite evacuation orders

Dec. 02, 2023 09:32 AM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel pounded targets in the crowded southern half of the Gaza Strip on Saturday and ordered more neighborhoods designated for attack to evacuate, driving up the death toll even as the United States and others urged it to do more to protect Gaza civilians a day...

Iran says an Israeli strike in Syria killed 2 Revolutionary Guard members while on advisory mission

Dec. 02, 2023 08:30 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard stated through its website that two of its forces stationed in Syria were killed in an Israeli airstrike Saturday. The report on the Guard's news portal identified the two members as Mohammad Ali Ataei Shourcheh and...

With 'shuttle diplomacy,' step by step, Kissinger chased the possible in the Mideast

Dec. 02, 2023 08:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — When it came to the Middle East, Henry Kissinger wasn't pushing for peace — only for what was possible. By the time Kissinger died Wednesday at 100, the agreements he negotiated as United States secretary of state between Israel, Egypt and Syria stabilized borders...

Today in History: December 2, Senate condemns McCarthy

Dec. 02, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Dec. 2, the 336th day of 2023. There are 29 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 2, 1954, the U.S. Senate passed, 67-22, a resolution condemning Republican Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of...

Live updates | Israeli strikes kill over 175 people in Gaza after cease-fire ends, officials say

Dec. 01, 2023 23:00 PM EST

Israeli strikes on houses and buildings have killed at least 178 people throughout the Gaza Strip in the first hours of fighting after a weeklong truce collapsed Friday, according to the Health Ministry there. Israel said it struck more than 200 Hamas targets. Militants in Gaza...

Israel’s war with Hamas resumes with airstrikes in Gaza after a weeklong truce ends

Dec. 01, 2023 21:48 PM EST

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s war with Hamas erupted again Friday, as airstrikes hit houses and buildings in the Gaza Strip minutes after a weeklong truce expired. Health authorities in the besieged territory reported dozens of Palestinians killed and Israel dropped leaflets over Gaza...

The resumption of the Israel-Hamas war casts long shadow over Dubai's COP28 climate talks

Dec. 01, 2023 13:24 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As world leaders gathered for the COP28 climate summit in Dubai, the collapse of a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war Friday plunged the conflict back into open combat and cast a long shadow over the talks. Israel's top diplomat for the Middle...

New York Times report says Israel knew about Hamas attack over a year in advance

Dec. 01, 2023 09:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military was aware of Hamas ' plan to launch an attack on Israeli soil over a year before the devastating Oct. 7 operation that killed hundreds of people, The New York Times reported Friday. It was the latest in a series of signs that top Israeli...

Mediators scrambling for Israel-Hamas truce extension, as hostages-for-prisoners swaps get harder

Dec. 01, 2023 09:07 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mediators were scrambling to extend an Israel-Hamas truce set to expire after daybreak Friday, as the two sides appeared to be struggling to agree on how to continue the daily exchanges of hostages held by Hamas for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel that have...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Dec. 01, 2023 07:19 AM EST

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. November 25, 2023. Editorial: Doing their part The members of Vermont’s congressional delegation took some hard line positions this week on the Israeli-Hamas war. U.S. Rep. Becca Balint was the first Jewish member of the...