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The Latest | Israel finds 3 hostages' bodies in Gaza as it braces for UN court ruling

May. 24, 2024 07:03 AM EDT

Israel is bracing for the top United Nations court to rule Friday on whether it must halt its military operations and withdraw from Gaza. After seven brutal months of war with Israel, Hamas has regrouped in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza, resuming rocket attacks into...

The bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza by the Israeli army

May. 24, 2024 06:51 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza, Israel's army said Friday, as the top United Nations court prepares to rule on whether Israel must halt its military operations and withdraw from the enclave. The bodies...

The top UN court is set to rule on a request for it to order Israel to halt its offensive in Gaza

May. 24, 2024 03:51 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top United Nations court is ruling Friday on an urgent plea by South Africa to order Israel to halt its military operations in Gaza and withdraw from the enclave. Israel is unlikely to comply with any such order. Even so, a cease-fire order by...

More aid getting from US pier to people in Gaza, officials say, after troubled launch

May. 23, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-day-old U.S. pier project in Gaza is starting to get more aid to Palestinians in need but conditions are challenging, U.S. officials said Thursday. That reflects the larger problems bringing food and other supplies to starving people in the besieged territory. ...

The Latest | Largest hospital in central Gaza faces imminent shutdown due to lack of fuel

May. 23, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

The largest hospital serving central Gaza faces imminent shutdown because it is running out of power after Israel’s military assault in Rafah severely limited entry of fuel for generators, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Thursday. Losing Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital would leave only...

Families of Israeli hostages release video of female soldiers being captured by Hamas

May. 23, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group representing the families of hostages held in Gaza has released new video footage showing Hamas’ capture of five female Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Oct. 7. The video shows several of the young soldiers bloody and wounded. In one scene, a...

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

May. 23, 2024 08:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical...

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they would recognize a Palestinian state, a historic but largely symbolic move that further deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. Israel denounced the decisions and recalled...

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

May. 22, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a U.S.-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the hands of Palestinians in grave need. ...