Latest Gaza Strip News

UN agency for Palestinian refugees raises just $107 million of $300 million needed

Jun. 03, 2023 10:42 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Despite a dire warning from the United Nations chief that the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees “is on the verge of financial collapse,” donors at a pledging conference on Friday provided just $107 million in new funds — significantly less than the $300 million it...

Gaza Strip's Palestinians polarized by unorthodox watermelon delicacy

May. 31, 2023 02:46 AM EDT

KHUZAA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Locals call it “watermelon salad.” But this delicacy popular in the southern Gaza Strip at this time of year is far from the sweet, refreshing taste the name evokes. “Lasima,” “Ajar,” or “Qursa” are different names for the hot, savory meal...

Israeli army says Palestinian gunmen kills Israeli civilian in West Bank shooting

May. 30, 2023 11:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian gunmen shot and killed an Israeli man on Tuesday near the entrance to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. The Israeli military said the man was shot near the settlement of Hermesh, in the northern West Bank. Local...

Israeli crowds chant racist slogans, taunt Palestinians during Jerusalem march

May. 18, 2023 13:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Jewish nationalists, some of them chanting “Death to Arabs” and other racist slogans, paraded on Thursday through the main Palestinian thoroughfare of Jerusalem’s Old City, in an annual display that caused new friction between Jews and Palestinians in the tense...

Hamas calls on Palestinians to confront Israeli victory parade in Jerusalem

May. 17, 2023 14:10 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The ruling Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday called on Palestinians to confront a flag-waving parade planned by Jewish nationalists through the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem’s Old City. The comments by Hamas added to the...

Family with disabled children among hundreds of Gaza's homeless after latest fighting with Israel

May. 15, 2023 01:52 AM EDT

When Najah Nabhan learned that her home was about to be bombed by Israel, she knew she had to get out quickly. What she didn’t know was how she would get her four children with special needs out of the building in time. With the help of neighbors, her children, who are unable to...

Israeli cease-fire with militants in Gaza appears to hold, despite new rocket launch

May. 14, 2023 13:33 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A fragile cease-fire between Israeli forces and militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to be holding on Sunday after a five-day clash that killed 33 Palestinians and two people in Israel. In an early test for the truce, Palestinian militants fired a...

Israeli army says rocket fired from Gaza into Israel, testing cease-fire with Palestinian militants

May. 14, 2023 11:52 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army says rocket fired from Gaza into Israel, testing cease-fire with Palestinian militants.

Israel and Islamic Jihad agree on cease-fire to end 5 days of fighting

May. 13, 2023 18:14 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the Islamic Jihad militant group in the Gaza Strip agreed to an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire late Saturday, seeking to halt five days of intense fighting that killed 33 Palestinians, including at least 13 civilians. Two people in Israel were killed by...

Palestinian militants fire more rockets, as Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza despite cease-fire efforts

May. 12, 2023 14:33 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed a senior militant commander in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem on Friday, further escalating the most violent flare-up in months despite efforts to broker a cease-fire. An Israeli...