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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...

Egypt's ousted President Morsi buried after courtroom death

Jun. 18, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday, a day after his dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom, his family and a member of his defense team said. Morsi's family attended funeral prayers in...

The Latest: Turkey president says Morsi didn't die naturally

Jun. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt after former President Mohammed Morsi's dramatic collapse and death inside a Cairo courtroom (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he doesn't believe that Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi died of natural causes....

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...

Virginia man home again as deportation fight continues

Jun. 14, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man whose deportation to Israel was reversed last week is home again. Immigration attorney Patrick Taurel says Abdelhaleem Ashqar was home in Alexandria on Friday following his release from a detention center in Bowling Green, Virginia. The 60-year-old recently...

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...