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Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The militant...

Egyptian mediators step up truce efforts with Israel, Hamas

Oct. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A team of Egyptian mediators on Thursday shuttled between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in a stepped-up effort to forge a cease-fire between the two enemies. The series of meetings came a day after Gaza militants fired a rocket that struck a home in southern Israel,...

Egyptian mediators race to restore calm in Gaza

Oct. 17, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A high-level Egyptian delegation on Wednesday held urgent talks with Gaza's Hamas rulers, seeking to restore calm after a rocket from the Palestinian area slammed into a home in southern Israel and the Israeli military responded with airstrikes on Hamas targets. The pre-dawn...

Israeli defense minister: Now's the time to strike Hamas

Oct. 16, 2018 5:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says the time has come to deliver a "heavy blow" to Gaza's militant Hamas leaders, after weeks of border violence. Avigdor Lieberman says he'll recommend doing so when Israel's security Cabinet meets the following day. The minister spoke on Tuesday during a visit...

Israel warns Hamas of 'painful' strikes if protests go on

Oct. 14, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops. Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a "different kind of activity"...

Palestinians bury woman killed in West Bank, 7 slain in Gaza

Oct. 13, 2018 1:30 PM EDT

BIDYA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Saturday buried eight of their dead — a woman killed when a stone hit her in the head while riding in a car in the West Bank, an attack blamed on Jewish settlers, and seven who were shot by Israeli troops during protests in Gaza the previous day. It was the...

The Latest: Mourners hold funerals for 7 killed in Gaza

Oct. 13, 2018 7:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Palestinian mourners across the Gaza Strip have held funerals for seven protesters killed a day earlier. Ismail Haniyeh, the head of Gaza's ruling Hamas group, attended a funeral Saturday, pledging to...

Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

Oct. 12, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians Friday, four of them in a single incident, in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza's Health Ministry said. The ministry said four were killed in one location,...

Israel says it destroyed a Hamas tunnel stretching from Gaza

Oct. 11, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday it discovered and destroyed a Hamas tunnel dug out from Gaza into Israeli territory, the 15th such tunnel threat it has thwarted over the past year. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel was 1 kilometer (about half mile) in length,...

UN official: Qatar to buy fuel for Gaza's only power plant

Oct. 9, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Qatar has agreed to buy fuel to restart the only power plant in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, a top United Nations official said Tuesday, triggering accusations by the Palestinian Authority running the rival government in the West Bank that this will perpetuate the militants'...