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The Latest | Israel says it will respond to Iran's attack as world leaders urge restraint

Apr. 16, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Israel’s military chief said Monday that the country will respond after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says “all sides must show...

Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

Israel orders eviction of Palestinian family from east Jerusalem property, reigniting a legal battle

Apr. 15, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Monday ordered the eviction of a Palestinian family in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem, the latest in a legal saga that has come to symbolize the conflicting claims to the holy city. The Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood has been the focus...

The Latest | Israel says it opened new aid crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza

Apr. 13, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

Israel said Friday it had opened a new crossing for aid trucks into hard-hit northern Gaza as it ramps up humanitarian deliveries to the besieged enclave. However, the United Nations says the surge of aid is not being felt in Gaza because of persistent distribution difficulties inside the war-torn...

A Palestinian is killed as Israeli settlers rampage in his village and troops fire on stone-throwers

Apr. 13, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of Israeli settlers stormed into a Palestinian village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday, shooting and setting houses and cars on fire. The rampage killed a Palestinian man and wounded 25 others, Palestinian health officials said. The violence was...

Muslim leaders are 'out of words' as they tire of the White House outreach on the war in Gaza

Apr. 12, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama Siblani was sipping his morning coffee at the office when his phone buzzed with a message from one of President Joe Biden's advisers. As publisher of the Arab American News in Dearborn, Michigan, Siblani serves as an occasional sounding board, and the White House wanted to...

A Lebanese man sanctioned by the US over alleged Hamas links is found shot dead near Beirut

Apr. 10, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man sanctioned by the U.S. for his alleged links with the Palestinian group Hamas was found dead Wednesday after he went missing for a week, Lebanese state media and judicial officials said. Mohammad Srour, 57, was sanctioned by the U.S. in August 2019 for...

The Security Council revives the Palestinian Authority’s UN hopes. The US says not yet

Apr. 08, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday revived the Palestinian Authority's hopes of joining the United Nations as a full member. But the United States said relations between Israel and the Palestinians are far from ripe. That all but quashes the Palestinian...

The Latest | Netanyahu vows to carry out Rafah invasion, which US says would be a mistake

Apr. 08, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has escalated his pledge to invade the southern Gaza city of Rafah, which is filled with around 1.4 million Palestinians, most of whom are displaced from other parts of the Gaza Strip. “It will happen. There is a date,” Netanyahu...

Top UN court will hold hearings in a case accusing Germany of facilitating Israel's Gaza conflict

Apr. 07, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Preliminary hearings open Monday at the United Nations’ top court in a case that seeks an end to German military and other aid to Israel, based on claims that Berlin is “facilitating” acts of genocide and breaches of international law in the Israel-Hamas war in...