Latest Gaza Strip News

Hamas releases video of captive Israeli in hospital bed

Jun. 28, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers on Tuesday released a video of a captive Israeli citizen it has held incommunicado since 2015, showing the man lying in a hospital bed while wearing an oxygen mask. It was the first image of Hisham al-Sayid to be released since he...

Hamas says captive Israeli's condition has deteriorated

Jun. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers on Monday said the condition of one of the Israelis it is holding captive has deteriorated. The announcement marked a rare piece of information about the Israelis in Hamas captivity. The Islamic militant group has given no details on...

AP PHOTOS: Israel's separation barrier, 20 years on

Jun. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Twenty years after Israel decided to build its controversial separation barrier, the network of walls, fences and closed military roads remains in place, even as any partition of the land appears more remote than ever. Israel is actively encouraging its Jewish...

AP PHOTOS: Israelis train in ghost town dubbed 'Mini Gaza'

Jun. 22, 2022 02:41 AM EDT

ZEELIM ARMY BASE, Israel (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer echoes through a remote town in southern Israel that has known only war. Its 500 buildings, the tallest eight stories high, are deserted. Its narrow alleys are adorned with militant murals and posters honoring slain...

Gaza rocket into Israel breaks 2-month lull, Israel responds

Jun. 18, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel early Saturday, shattering a two-month lull in violence at the Gaza-Israel border in contrast to soaring tensions in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli military said aerial defense systems intercepted the...

Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker guilty on terror charges

Jun. 15, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Wednesday found a Gaza aid worker guilty of several terrorism charges in a high-profile case in which his employer, independent auditors and the Australian government say they have found no evidence of wrongdoing. Mohammed el-Halabi, the...

Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker accused of diverting millions to Hamas guilty of aiding a terror group

Jun. 15, 2022 08:07 AM EDT
BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker accused of diverting millions to Hamas guilty of aiding a terror group.

Report: 'Perpetual' Israeli occupation at root of violence

Jun. 07, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Investigators commissioned by the U.N.’s top human rights body say tensions between Palestinians and Israelis are underpinned by Israel's “perpetual occupation” of Palestinian areas with no apparent intention of ending it. The findings came Tuesday in the first...

Israeli coalition suffers loss, faces uncertain prospects

Jun. 06, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s government on Monday failed to pass a bill extending legal protections for settlers in the occupied West Bank, marking a major setback for the fragile coalition that could hasten its demise and send the country to new elections. The failure to renew the...

Israeli nationalists chant racist slogans in Jerusalem march

May. 29, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli nationalists, some of them chanting “Death to Arabs,” paraded through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday, in a show of force that risked setting off a new wave of violence in the tense city. ...