Latest Gaza Strip News

The Latest: All Ontario schools to shut down as virus surges

Apr. 12, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

TORONTO — All schools in Canada’s most populous province will be shut down and move to online learning because of a record number of coronavirus infections fueled by more contagious virus variants. Ontario Premier Doug Ford says his government is moving schools to...

Israel rejects ICC probe, saying it lacks jurisdiction

Apr. 08, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it would formally reject the International Criminal Court's decision to launch a probe into potential war crimes against the Palestinians, denying that it has committed such crimes and saying the court lacks the jurisdiction to investigate. ...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 08, 2021 00:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated under President Donald Trump. The State...

On Holocaust Day, Netanyahu issues warning about Iran

Apr. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged the world not to revive the troubled international nuclear deal with Iran as he opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Speaking as world powers are...

US resumes funding to UN agency for Palestinian refugees

Apr. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Wednesday announced a resumption of U.S. assistance to the Palestinians, including to the U.N. agency that deals with Palestinian refugees, nearly all of which had been eliminated by former President Donald Trump. The State...

US boosts aid to Palestinians as some in Congress cry foul

Apr. 07, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is moving again to increase U.S. assistance to the Palestinians as it fires up a new Mideast policy that is directly opposite of the one pursued by its predecessor. For the third time in two weeks, the administration has...

Iran says it has arrested spies for Israel, other nations

Apr. 05, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities arrested several people on charges of spying for Israel and other nations, state TV announced Monday. An unnamed Intelligence Ministry official in the country's eastern Azerbaijan province was quoted by state TV as saying that...

Gaza man: After lengthy torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Apr. 01, 2021 02:12 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — After months of torture and interrogations in a Hamas prison, Palestinian activist Rami Aman says he was offered an unconventional proposition: Divorce your wife and you are free to go. Aman had recently signed a marriage contract with the...

Imprisoned Palestinian leader's entry shakes up planned vote

Apr. 01, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A popular Palestinian leader imprisoned by Israel has registered his own parliamentary list in May elections, his supporters said Wednesday, in a last-minute shakeup that could severely weaken President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and help its militant Hamas...

Biden administration quietly ramping up aid to Palestinians

Mar. 31, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all aid. Since taking office with a pledge to reverse many of Trump's Israeli-Palestinian decisions, the administration has allocated nearly...