Latest Gaza Strip News

The Latest: Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas militant targets

Mar. 26, 2019 9:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Palestinian witnesses say Israeli aircraft are striking Hamas militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The late-night strikes on Tuesday follow a rocket launched from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens in...

Israel bombs targets in Gaza as rocket fire resumes

Mar. 26, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Tuesday bombed several targets in the Gaza Strip and bolstered its forces along the volatile frontier as a truce with the territory's Hamas rulers showed signs of unraveling. Palestinian militants responded with a new barrage of late-night rocket fire, setting the stage...

Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign

Mar. 26, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader. This week's outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas, sparked by a rocket strike on a home in central Israel,...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 26, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE TO STOP TRUMP'S BORDER PLAN UNLIKELY TO SUCCEED The vote to override the president's first veto seems certain to fail, which means his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border...

Israel, Gaza militants in 2nd day of cross-border fighting

Mar. 26, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel early Tuesday, the second day of cross-border fighting that erupted in the last stretch of a closely contested race for Israeli prime minister between the long-serving incumbent and an...

The Latest: Israel hits Gaza Strip targets after rocket fire

Mar. 25, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 4:30 a.m. Tuesday Israeli forces were continuing early Tuesday to strike targets across the Gaza Strip, including the offices of Hamas' supreme leader, in response to a surprise rocket attack from the Palestinian territory....

Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights

Mar. 25, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move...

The Latest: UN views annexation of the Golan 'null and void'

Mar. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The U.N. Security Council in a December 1981 resolution called Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights "null and void and without international legal effect" — and the U.N....

Sirens wail across southern Israel as Gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike on Hamas chief's office

Mar. 25, 2019 3:30 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Sirens wail across southern Israel as Gaza militants launch at least 10 rockets following strike on Hamas chief's office.

Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh

Mar. 25, 2019 2:42 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas media say Israeli airstrike has destroyed office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh.