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

Apr. 15, 2024 15:37 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...

West Bank sees biggest settler rampage since war in Gaza began as Israeli teen's body is found

Apr. 13, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

Al-MUGHAYYIR, West Bank (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank went on the largest rampage against Palestinians there since the war in Gaza began, as Israel's army said Saturday the body of a missing Israeli teen was found after he was killed in a “terrorist attack.” Witnesses said...

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...

Some fear University of Michigan proposed policy on protests could quell free speech efforts

Apr. 13, 2024 00:09 AM EDT

A University of Michigan proposal aimed at deterring disruptions on its Ann Arbor campus after anti-Israel protesters interrupted an honors convocation is sparking backlash from free speech advocates. Violations of the policy, which has yet to be implemented, could result in...

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...

Several writers decline recognition from PEN America in protest over its Israel-Hamas war stance

Apr. 12, 2024 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Several authors have turned down awards and awards nominations from PEN America, citing unhappiness with the literary and free expression organization's stance on the war in Gaza. This week, PEN announced its long lists in categories ranging from the $75,000 Jean...

The Latest | Israel vows to defend itself if Iran responds to attack on its consulate

Apr. 11, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Israel’s military said Thursday it is prepared to defend the country and strike back if Iran retaliates for a deadly airstrike on the Iranian Consulate in Syria. Tehran holds Israel responsible for the attack earlier this month, which the U.S. military believes Israel carried out....

More aid is supposed to be entering the Gaza Strip. Why isn’t it helping?

Apr. 11, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under heavy U.S. pressure, Israel has promised to ramp up aid to Gaza dramatically, saying last week it would open another cargo crossing and surge more trucks than ever before into the besieged enclave. But days later, there are few signs of those promises...

A mission of mercy, then a fatal strike: How an aid convoy in Gaza became Israel’s target

Apr. 11, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

DEIR AL BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — It was hours after sundown when the eight aid trucks drove from the makeshift jetty, cobbled together from tons of wreckage left across Gaza by months of war. The trucks were escorted by three vehicles carrying aid workers from the World Central...