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Microsoft hires ex-AG Holder to audit face-scanning firm

Nov. 16, 2019 10:12 AM EST

Microsoft is hiring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review its investment in a facial recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints. Microsoft said in a statement Friday that Holder will lead a team of former federal prosecutors conducting an audit. Its aim is to determine...

Israeli army arrests Lebanese man who jumps border fence

Nov. 16, 2019 9:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has arrested a man who crossed its northern border from Lebanon. The army said Saturday the Lebanese national was being held for questioning. Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency said a Lebanese man jumped over the border fence into Israel after...

Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Nov. 16, 2019 2:20 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave. This was Israel’s first strike against Hamas since the start of this week’s cross-border fighting with another Gaza...

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Nov. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this...

Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second. As Israel claims...

The Latest: Israel resumes strikes on Gaza after rocket fire

Nov. 14, 2019 6:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 1:20 a.m. Israel says it has resumed strikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after it fired a number of rockets into Israel. The announcement by the...

Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants.

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32...

The Latest: Palestinians say new Israeli airstrike kills 5

Nov. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the new escalation between Israel and Gaza (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Palestinians say a new Israeli airstrike has killed five people from a single family in central Gaza Strip. Hamas’ al-Aqsa Radio reported early Thursday that the dead include parents and their...

Gaza officials say new Israel airstrike kills 2 militants, raising death toll to 12 since latest escalation erupted

Nov. 13, 2019 1:55 AM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials say new Israel airstrike kills 2 militants, raising death toll to 12 since latest escalation erupted.