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Member of Israel's War Cabinet says he'll quit the government June 8 unless there's a new war plan

May. 18, 2024 18:15 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Benny Gantz, a popular centrist member of Israel’s three-member War Cabinet, threatened Saturday to resign from the government if it doesn't adopt a new plan in three weeks' time for the war in Gaza, a decision that would leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

An ultimatum raises pressure on Netanyahu to make postwar plans for Gaza, even as fighting rages

May. 18, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under mounting pressure from his own War Cabinet and his country's closest ally over postwar plans for Gaza, even as the war with Hamas shows no sign of ending. On Saturday, Benny Gantz, a member of the War Cabinet and...

Israeli army finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza killed at Oct. 7 music festival

May. 18, 2024 04:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday its troops in Gaza found the bodies of three Israeli hostages killed by Hamas during its Oct. 7 attack, including German-Israeli Shani Louk. A photo of 22-year-old Louk's twisted body in the back of a pickup truck ricocheted around...

Biden's upcoming graduation speech roils Morehouse College, a center of Black politics and culture

May. 16, 2024 18:19 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — When he gives the commencement address at Morehouse College, President Joe Biden will have his most direct engagement with college students since the start of the Israel-Hamas war at a center of Black politics and culture. Morehouse is located in Atlanta, the...

The Latest | Palestinians mark 76 years of their dispossession as more catastrophe unfolds in Gaza

May. 15, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

Palestinians are marking 76 years of dispossession on Wednesday, commemorating their mass expulsion from what is today Israel, as a potentially larger catastrophe unfolds in Gaza where over a quarter of the population has been displaced by fighting in the last few days alone. Israel...

Netanyahu fends off criticism at home and abroad over his lack of a postwar plan for Gaza

May. 15, 2024 16:15 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday fended off criticism that he is not planning for a postwar reality in the Gaza Strip, saying it was impossible to prepare for any scenario in the embattled Palestinian enclave until Hamas is defeated. Netanyahu...

The US is wrapping up a pier to bring aid to Gaza by sea. But danger and uncertainty lie ahead

May. 14, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the coming days, the U.S. military in the eastern Mediterranean is expected to jab one end of a hulking metal dock — the length of five U.S. football fields — into a beach in northern Gaza. And that may be the end of the easy part for the Biden...

With the shock of Oct. 7 still raw, profound sadness and anger grip Israel on its Memorial Day

May. 13, 2024 10:19 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Ruby Chen’s son, Itay, was killed in the Hamas attack on Oct. 7. But unlike scores of other families of soldiers killed that day, Chen doesn’t have a grave to visit because his son’s remains are held captive in Gaza. The absence of a final resting...

Israel moves deeper into Rafah and fights Hamas militants regrouping in northern Gaza

May. 12, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The exodus of Palestinians from Gaza’s last refuge accelerated Sunday as Israeli forces pushed deeper into the southern city of Rafah. Israel also pounded the territory’s devastated north, where some Hamas militants have regrouped in areas the military said it had...

Israel orders new evacuations in Gaza's last refuge of Rafah as it expands military offensive

May. 11, 2024 19:06 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel ordered new evacuations in Gaza's southern city of Rafah on Saturday, forcing tens of thousands more people to leave as it prepared to expand its military operation deeper into what is considered Gaza’s last refuge, in defiance of growing pressure from close ally...