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The Latest: Israeli jets stage heavy airstrikes in Gaza City

May. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY — Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes early Monday. The airstrikes were heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer...

The Latest: China calls for UN council action, slams US

May. 15, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the continuing violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers amid the latest escalation in the Middle East: ___ BEIJING — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on the U.N. Security Council to seek an early...

Israel strikes Gaza home of Hamas leader, destroys AP office

May. 15, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel slammed the Gaza Strip with airstrikes, in a dramatic escalation that included bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp — most of them children — and pulverizing a high-rise that housed The Associated Press...

Analysis: Israel, Hamas race to claim victory before truce

May. 14, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas know that a fourth Gaza war, like the three before, would be as inconclusive as it is devastating for the impoverished territory's 2 million Palestinians. But in the days or weeks before an inevitable truce, each will aim for something it can call a...

EXPLAINER: Why is Gaza almost always mired in conflict?

May. 14, 2021 12:30 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip was pounded this week by hundreds of Israeli strikes from sea, land and air, while the enclave's militant Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets into Israel. It's the fourth round of major conflict between Israel and Hamas...

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims rally against Israel

May. 14, 2021 05:26 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of Muslims led by activists from an Islamic political party demonstrated in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to denounce attacks by Israel against Palestinians. After the end of Eid a—Fitr prayers at Dhaka's main Baitul Mokarram...

The Latest: US advises Americans to reconsider travel

May. 13, 2021 19:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the harrowing fighting between Israel and Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers (all times local): WASHINGTON - The State Department is advising Americans to reconsider any travel they may have planned to Israel and the Palestinian territories...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

The Latest: Israeli aircraft strike another building in Gaza

May. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians, sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem and as Israel has signaled it's widening its military campaign: JERUSALEM — Israeli aircraft have attacked another building in Gaza...

Beefed-up Israel police clash with Palestinians in Jerusalem

May. 09, 2021 00:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Saturday clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem's Old City during the holiest night of Ramadan in a show of force that threatened to deepen the holy city's worst religious unrest in several years. Earlier, police blocked busloads of pilgrims...