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The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

UN halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations suspended food distribution in the southern Gaza city of Rafah on Tuesday due to a lack of supplies and an untenable security situation caused by Israel’s expanding military operation. The U.N. warned that humanitarian operations across the territory were nearing...

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

May. 21, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions the humanitarian groups need to operate safely. The operation was halted for at least two days after crowds looted aid...

Israel's block of AP transmission shows how ambiguity in law could restrict war coverage

May. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Israel's shutdown and seizure of an Associated Press video camera that provided a live glimpse into Gaza alarmed many journalists, who worried Tuesday about wider implications for coverage of a war largely fought out of the world's sight to begin with. After...

Israel has addressed many Biden concerns over Rafah operation against Hamas, US official says, as 900,000 civilians flee

May. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel has addressed many Biden concerns over Rafah operation against Hamas, US official says, as 900,000 civilians flee.

Israel says it will return video equipment seized from AP

May. 21, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government will return a camera and broadcasting equipment it had seized from The Associated Press on Tuesday, reversing course hours after it blocked the news organization's live video of Gaza and faced mounting criticism for interfering with independent journalism....

Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate

May. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In wide-ranging testimony before the Senate Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for seeking the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that despite offering condolences for the...

US urges Israeli Prime Minister's office to reverse block on AP Gaza live video, return seized gear, US official says

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US urges Israeli Prime Minister's office to reverse block on AP Gaza live video, return seized gear, US official says.

War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu

May. 20, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the world's top war crimes court sought arrest warrants Monday for leaders of Israel and Hamas, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, over actions taken during their seven-month war. While Netanyahu and his defense minister,...

These photos show Palestinians' quick exodus from Rafah after Israel issued evacuation orders

May. 20, 2024 21:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Newly-released satellite photos reviewed by the Associated Press show a large exodus of Palestinians from the southernmost Gaza city of Rafah earlier this month ahead of a feared Israeli ground invasion there. The photos taken three days apart — first on May 5...