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For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

May. 23, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment and unable to repay the money he borrowed. Abu Serdanah...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

May. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts. In a wide-ranging...

Israel expands Gaza fishing zone, implementing cease-fire

May. 21, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it is expanding the permitted fishing zone off Gaza's coast, the latest sign that a cease-fire deal with Palestinian militants is moving forward. COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for Palestinian civilian affairs, said Tuesday that it had expanded the fishing zone to...

Iran could rally regional proxies in case of war with the US

May. 17, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — In the event of war with the United States, Iran "will not be alone." That message was delivered by the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group to a mass rally in Beirut in February marking the 40th anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution. "If America launches war on Iran, it will not...

Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

May. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group, which...

UN envoy to Mideast warns of war between Israel, Hamas

May. 13, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. envoy to the Mideast said Monday that the recent ceasefire between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel was the "last chance" to prevent an all-out conflict. A Qatari envoy arrived the same day in the Palestinian enclave with cash to help cement the truce, which halted the...

Politics takes center stage as Israel hosts Eurovision

May. 12, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As host of this year's Eurovision, Israel has tried to use the hugely popular song contest to present itself as a tolerant and cosmopolitan country that is winning increased acceptance on the world stage. But despite Israel's best branding efforts, the kitschy festival is clouded in...

Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

May. 10, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli gunfire killed one Palestinian at a weekly demonstration along the Gaza-Israel border fence, Gaza officials said Friday, in the first escalation after a cease-fire deal ended a bloody bout of fighting and saw Israel reopening the fishing zone off the Gaza coast. Last...