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Hamas supporters paint heir faces while mach with their green and national flags during a protest against Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank and  U.S. President Donald Trump's mideast initiative, after Friday prayer at the main road of Khan Younis City, Gaza Strip, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israeli military says 2 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel

Jun. 26, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military said Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets into southern Israel late Friday, shattering months of near-total calm. In response, Israeli aircraft attacked two military facilities for Hamas, the Islamic group ruling Gaza. There were no...

In this Tuesday, June 16, 2020 photo. Palestinian nurse checks a cancer patient Jehad al-Qedra, 52, while he received his treatment at a hospital in Khan Younis refugee camp, Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority's decision to cut all ties with Israel was intended to make it pay a price for pressing ahead with plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

PA's bid to halt annexation leaves Gaza patients in limbo

Jun. 23, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Jomaa al-Najjar was desperate to send his 2-month-old daughter Joud out of the Gaza Strip to Israel for urgent medical treatment for epilepsy. But with the Palestinian Authority refusing to relay his request, there was no way to coordinate her transfer. This week, she died in...

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, mourners carry the body of Palestinian fisherman Nawaf Al-Attar, 20, who was shot and killed by Israeli troops on the beach near the border with Israel, during his funeral in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. An Israeli soldier who shot and killed the Palestinian fisherman near the Gaza frontier in 2018 has been given 45 days of community service after an army investigation concluded he fired without authorization, the military said Thursday, June 18, 2020.(AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)

Israeli soldier gets community service after killing Gazan

Jun. 18, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian fisherman near the Gaza frontier in 2018 has been given 45 days of community service after an army investigation concluded he fired without authorization, the military said Thursday. The military said a group of Palestinians had...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The extradition issue is likely to be raised this week when King Abdullah II speaks to several congressional committees to voice his opposition to Israel’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

Jun. 16, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The administration says it's weighing...

Former longtime Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader dies

Jun. 6, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement died Saturday night after a long illness. He was 62. Ramadan Shalah had been in a coma for more than three years after heart surgery, the group said. It didn't say where he died, but he is believed to have been in...

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

Jun. 2, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing of a U.S. Army veteran. Judge Randolph D. Moss in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

Palestinian Hamas police stand guard at the entrance of a mosque as worshipers attend the last Friday noon Prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, in Gaza City, Friday, May. 22, 2020. After nearly two months of closure due to the coronavirus, Gaza's Hamas rulers decided to partially reopen mosques for the Friday noon prayer.  (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Gaza reports 1st virus-related death amid fears of outbreak

May. 23, 2020 10:25 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The crowded Gaza Strip recorded its first death from the coronavirus on Saturday, officials said, amid fears an outbreak could paralyze the territory's already overstretched health care system. The Palestinian health ministry said the deceased was a 77-year-old woman who had...

A health worker checks a computer screen at the COVID-19 test department of the Broussais Hospital in Paris, Monday May 11, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has repeatedly pledged the country would be able to test up to 700,000 people per week as key to the re-opening process, but so far the number of people tested is much lower and the effective capacities in the country remain vague. (Alain Jocard, Pool via AP)

The Latest: UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic

May. 23, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —UN warns cybercrime on rise during pandemic. —South...

Palestinian Hamas police stand guard at the entrance of a mosque as worshipers attend the last Friday noon Prayer of the holy month of Ramadan, in Gaza City, Friday, May. 22, 2020. After nearly two months of closure due to the coronavirus, Gaza's Hamas rulers decided to partially reopen mosques for the Friday noon prayer.  (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Friday prayers resume in Gaza despite new virus fears

May. 22, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s Hamas rulers allowed mosques to reopen for Friday prayers for the first time since March, despite a recent spike in new coronavirus cases within quarantine facilities in the isolated territory. Worshippers were given hand sanitizer as they entered mosques. They...