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UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Aug. 17, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the U.N. presence on the ground. The U.N. chief...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning...

Israel eases Gaza restrictions amid cease-fire efforts

Aug. 15, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday opened its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip weeks after closing it amid a surge in violence with the Islamic militant group Hamas. The reopening of the Kerem Shalom crossing came as Egypt was stepping up efforts to broker a lasting cease-fire. It was not clear if...

Palestinian president lashes out at US over Gaza situation

Aug. 15, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. Abbas in a speech on Wednesday said of U.S. officials: "I swear to God, they are liars." Abbas added that he believes the U.S. is...

Israel to ease some Gaza restrictions amid lull in violence

Aug. 14, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it plans to ease some restrictions on the Gaza Strip as Egypt attempts to broker an end to months of violence between Israel and Hamas. A statement from Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office Tuesday says that if a current lull in violence continues, Israel will...

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

Aug. 10, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said no rockets...

The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

Aug. 10, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's military says its forces have struck a Hamas position in Gaza after Palestinians rallying at the Gaza border threw a grenade and explosive devices at troops stationed there. The violence came...

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Aug. 9, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer...

The Latest: Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached

Aug. 9, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 11:42 p.m. The Hamas militant group says a cease-fire has been reached to end the latest round of fighting with Israel. Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday that a cease-fire has taken hold...

Israel hits Gaza after Palestinian rockets target Israel

Aug. 8, 2018 4:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel struck targets in the Gaza Strip after dozens of rockets were launched Wednesday from the coastal territory ruled by the Islamic militant Hamas group, the Israeli military said. The exchange came amid continued attempts by Egypt to broker a broad cease-fire deal between Israel and...