Latest Gaza Strip News

Hamas chief: Israel ignoring cease-fire terms for Gaza

Jun. 20, 2019 6:10 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' chief says Israel is ignoring the terms of an indirect cease-fire agreement for the Gaza Strip. Ismail Haniyeh told foreign reporters in Gaza on Thursday that the understandings, brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the U.N., now are "in the danger zone." He said Israel has...

US Education Department to investigate UNC Middle East event

Jun. 18, 2019 9:31 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that participants were biased against Israel. The conference titled "Conflict Over Gaza: People, Politics, and...

The Latest: Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Morsi's death

Jun. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's death during a court hearing (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A leading human right group is urging Egypt to investigate the death of former President Mohammed Morsi. Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who rose to office in the country's...

Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

Jun. 17, 2019 8:20 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers. An official at the Qatari Gaza Reconstruction Committee said Monday that part of the money was being delivered to thousands of...

Gazans protest along volatile frontier with Israel

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thosusands of Palestinians held protests along the volatile Gaza-Israel frontier Friday, after a night of Israeli airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket that hit a building in southern Israel. The flare-up, which came after Israel this week closed Gaza's offshore waters to...

Israeli warplanes strike in east Gaza after rocket hits town

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes struck a militant site in the east Gaza Strip early Friday, Palestinian witnesses said, after a rocket launched from Gaza hit a building in southern Israel, escalating tensions along the border just weeks after a cease-fire. There was no immediate comment from the...

Israel closes Gaza's waters to Palestinian fishermen

Jun. 12, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military took the rare step of closing the Gaza Strip's offshore waters to Palestinian fishermen Wednesday until further notice in response to incendiaries launched into Israel in recent days. Soon afterward, Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel from Gaza...

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit system dies alone

Jun. 12, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over, but her parents never came. Instead of a family member, Israeli authorities had approved a stranger to...

Gaza medic succumbs to wounds inflicted by Israeli fire

Jun. 10, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says that a Palestinian paramedic has succumbed to wounds inflicted by Israeli fire at a border protest a month before. The ministry said Mohammed al-Judeili, 36, died in a West Bank hospital Monday of a wound from a rubber bullet to his head. His death...

Third season of Israeli hit 'Fauda' ventures into Gaza Strip

Jun. 6, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The creators of Israel's hit TV show "Fauda," the action series that chronicles the adventures of undercover Israeli commando operatives in the Palestinian territories, are gearing up for their most ambitious mission yet: Gaza. After two successful seasons, co-creators Avi Issacharoff and...