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Egyptian mediators arrive in Gaza to call for calm

Jul. 12, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egyptian meditators arrived in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Friday after fears of renewed tension along the enclave's border with Israel a day after the Israeli military shot and killed a Hamas militant. The Egyptian delegation, comprised of senior officials of the...

Hamas says Israeli troops kill militant in Gaza

Jul. 11, 2019 10:14 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian militant in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday in what the military later described as a mistake. It was the first fatality along the volatile border since an informal cease-fire was reached in May and raised the risk of...

Israeli minister likens Jewish intermarriage to 'Holocaust'

Jul. 9, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new education minister has likened intermarriage among North American Jews to the Holocaust in a recent Cabinet meeting. A spokesman for Education Minister Rafi Peretz confirmed Tuesday that Peretz said that "assimilation is like the Holocaust" in a July 1 session. Peretz is...

Israel shoots down drone, discovers tunnel from Gaza

Jul. 8, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military on Monday shot down a drone that crossed into its territory from the Gaza Strip and discovered an attack tunnel running under the Gaza perimeter fence. The military said it recovered the downed drone and took it in for examination. Gaza's militant Hamas rulers have...

US duty free magnates fund controversial Israeli settlements

Jul. 1, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial...

Israeli spymaster says Iran responsible for recent attacks

Jul. 1, 2019 11:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency said on Monday that Iran was behind a string of recent attacks on targets across the Persian Gulf. Yossi Cohen spoke at an annual security conference shortly before Iran acknowledged that it surpassed uranium enrichment limits set by the 2015...

Syria says Israeli airstrike kills 4 civilians, wounds 21

Jul. 1, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Israeli warplanes attacked military positions in central Syria early Monday, with a missile near Damascus killing four civilians and wounding 21, Syrian state media reported. Israeli warplanes fired missiles from Lebanese airspace targeting military positions in the central province...

The Latest: 2 rockets land on oil company sites in Iraq

Jun. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region amid rising tensions between Iran and the U.S. (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Iraqi officials say two rockets have landed on oil company sites in Iraq's southern Basra province, one landing near the facilities of a Turkish company just...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

Jun. 19, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbollah group amid fears that Iran would draw its Shiite proxy into the recent growing tensions in the Persian...

Gazans protest along volatile frontier with Israel

Jun. 14, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thosusands of Palestinians held protests along the volatile Gaza-Israel frontier Friday, after a night of Israeli airstrikes in retaliation for a rocket that hit a building in southern Israel. The flare-up, which came after Israel this week closed Gaza's offshore waters to...