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Biden approves military airdrops of aid into Gaza after chaotic encounter left more than 100 dead

Mar. 01, 2024 21:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin airdropping emergency humanitarian assistance into Gaza, President Joe Biden said Friday, a day after more than 100 Palestinians were killed during a chaotic encounter with Israeli troops. The president announced the move after at least 115...

Gaza doctor says gunfire accounted for 80% of the wounds at his hospital from aid convoy bloodshed

Mar. 01, 2024 20:01 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The head of a Gaza City hospital that treated some of the Palestinians wounded in the bloodshed surrounding an aid convoy said Friday that more than 80% had been struck by gunfire, suggesting there was heavy shooting by Israeli troops. At least 115...

The Latest | US will airdrop aid to Gaza after Israeli forces opened fire as crowd sought food

Mar. 01, 2024 19:59 PM EST

The United States military will airdrop humanitarian assistance into Gaza, President Joe Biden announced Friday, a day after witnesses say Israeli forces shot desperately hungry Palestinians crowding around a food aid truck. At least 115 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more...

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza's main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

Mar. 01, 2024 10:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that it will pay 50 million euros ($54 million) to the main provider of aid in Gaza next week after the cash-strapped U.N. agency agreed to allow EU-appointed experts to audit the way it screens staff to identify extremists. The UNRWA...

The Latest | Gaza death toll tops 30,000 as over 100 killed in aid convoy violence

Feb. 29, 2024 20:02 PM EST

More than 30,000 Palestinians have been killed and over 70,000 wounded in the Gaza Strip since the Israel's war on Hamas began nearly five months ago, health officials in the territory said. On Thursday, Palestinian witnesses say Israeli troops opened fire on a crowd of people...

Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza 'genocide'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:02 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announced Thursday his government is suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza, marking an escalation of tensions between both countries over the Israel-Hamas...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Feb. 29, 2024 17:18 PM EST

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

Austria's top diplomat appeals for a pause in Mideast fighting for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Feb. 29, 2024 08:24 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Austria’s foreign minister on Thursday urged Israel and Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group against escalating the conflict along the volatile Israel-Lebanon border and expressed hope for a pause in the fighting in Gaza in time for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in...

Ituran: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 29, 2024 07:57 AM EST

AZOOR, Israel (AP) — AZOOR, Israel (AP) — Ituran Location & Control Ltd. (ITRN) on Thursday reported profit of $12 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Azoor, Israel-based company said it had profit of 60 cents. The maker of tracking and...

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...