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8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months

Jun. 15, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion in southern Gaza killed eight Israeli soldiers, the military said Saturday, making it the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months. The attack, coming more than eight months into a grinding war that shows few signs of ending soon, was likely to...

Israeli military says 8 soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack in months

Jun. 15, 2024 11:29 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says 8 soldiers killed in southern Gaza in deadliest attack in months.

US-built pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

Jun. 14, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it can safely and ethically keep delivering supplies arriving by the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians. The United Nations,...

The Latest | US is removing aid pier from Gaza coast again due to weather, officials say

Jun. 14, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

The U.S.-built aid pier will be detached from Gaza’s coast for a second time due to rough seas, two U.S. officials said Friday, raising further questions about the viability of the sea route. Palestinians are facing widespread hunger because the war has largely cut off the flow of...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 14, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 9 The Washington Post says freed hostages are good, now it's time for a truce Some 245 days after Hamas kidnapped them from an outdoor music festival on Oct. 7, 2023, four Israeli...

Israel-Hamas war roils congressional race outside New York City, testing Democrats in pivotal clash

Jun. 14, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The war between Israel and Hamas is roiling a congressional primary election between two Democrats in New York, reflecting a divide that has splintered the party nationally since the conflict began last year. U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, one of several House...

The Latest | Biden says no Gaza cease-fire deal soon, as mediators work to bridge gaps

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday he doesn’t expect to seal a Gaza cease-fire deal in the near future, as an American-backed proposal with global support has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas. Biden said international leaders had discussed the cease-fire at the Group...

Israelis and Palestinians are hopeful but cautious over the latest cease-fire proposal

Jun. 13, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A proposed cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is raising hopes that eight months of fighting could soon come to an end. Displaced Palestinians are desperate to return home and rebuild, while Israelis yearn for dozens of captives taken by Hamas to be freed. ...

Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Jun. 12, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that mediators would keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal for Gaza after Hamas proposed changes to a U.S.-backed plan, some of which he said were “workable” and some not. The back-and-forth laid bare...

Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

Jun. 12, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah vowed Wednesday to intensify its attacks along the Lebanon-Israel border to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by Israel since the latest round of violence began eight months ago. “Our response after the martyrdom of Abu Taleb will be...