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Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

Mar. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Ariel...

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

Mar. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The...

The Latest: Israel says Gaza rockets fired by mistake

Mar. 15, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Israeli defense officials said after a preliminary investigation that the Gaza rockets that hit the Tel Aviv area were apparently fired by mistake. The officials were quoted Friday in Israeli media. The Israeli military declined to...

Israeli military says it has attacked 100 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire

Mar. 15, 2019 1:53 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it has attacked 100 Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire.

The Latest: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets

Mar. 15, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local): 2:50 a.m. The Israeli military has concluded that the militant Hamas group of Gaza fired two rockets toward the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv. In a statement early Friday, the army said "we can confirm" that Hamas carried out the rocket...

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

Mar. 14, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence. The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off...

Israeli military launches airstrikes in southern Gaza in response to rocket attack on Tel Aviv

Mar. 14, 2019 7:27 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli military launches airstrikes in southern Gaza in response to rocket attack on Tel Aviv.

Leading Israeli candidate for PM targeted by Iranian hackers

Mar. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The campaign of a former Israeli military chief who is a leading challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his tight race for re-election says the candidate has been targeted by an Iranian hacking attack. Israeli media reported Thursday that the Shin Bet internal security service...

Air raid sirens in Tel Aviv over apparent Gaza rocket attack

Mar. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Air raid sirens wailed late Thursday throughout Tel Aviv, Israel's densely populated commercial capital, after an apparent rocket attack from the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said "it appears" that two rockets were launched from Gaza. It would be the first time that Tel Aviv has...