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A resident removes the rubble of destroyed sewage pipes following overnight Israeli missile strikes, along the beach of Shati refugee camp, in Gaza City, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Earlier on Wednesday, Israel struck Hamas militant targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israeli communities the previous night. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel to allow hundreds more Gazans to enter for work

Feb. 18, 2020 1:33 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will provide hundreds of additional work permits for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli defense body said Tuesday, in a new step aimed at solidifying an informal cease-fire with the Hamas militant group. COGAT, the Israeli defense body responsible for civilian Palestinian...

Masked Hamas militants wave their green flags during a protest against the Mideast plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, after the Friday prayer at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Arabic on the headband reads

Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers

Feb. 16, 2020 5:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the...

Masked Hamas militants wave their green flags during a protest against the Mideast plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, after the Friday prayer at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Arabic on the headband reads

Israeli military says 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Feb. 15, 2020 2:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said two rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Saturday. The rockets set off warning sirens in nearby Israeli communities but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired a number of rockets and...

Palestinians wave national flags as they take part in a protest against President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to deliver a speech at the U.N. later in the day, but members will not be voting on a draft resolution. Palestinian officials denied the resolution had been pulled, but diplomats said many members, including European countries, rejected the language in a draft that had circulated. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed).

Poll finds Palestinians overwhelmingly reject Trump plan

Feb. 11, 2020 11:21 AM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Ninety-four percent of Palestinians reject President Donald Trump's Mideast initiative, according to a poll released Tuesday, which also found plummeting support for a two-state solution with Israel and nearly two-thirds backing armed struggle. The first survey of Palestinian...

Palestinians carry the body of Yazan Abu Tabekh during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The 19-year-old Palestinian was killed in clashes with Israeli troops, according to Palestinian hospital officials. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Mideast violence flares as anger mounts over Trump plan

Feb. 6, 2020 1:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at police, hours after a car-ramming attack elsewhere in the city wounded 12 Israeli soldiers. Tensions have soared following last week's release of...

FILE - This July 9, 2004 file photo shows the golden shrine of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old city can be seen behind a section made of concrete walls of the controversial separation barrier Israel is building in the village of Abu Dis in the outskirts of Jerusalem. In the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation, Egyptian forces took control of the Gaza Strip and Jordan took over the West Bank and east Jerusalem. Israel captured the territories when it launched a surprise attack in 1967 at a time of soaring tensions with its hostile Arab neighbors.   (AP Photo/Enric Marti, File)

Palestinian killed in clashes as tensions rise over US plan

Feb. 5, 2020 11:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a 17-year-old Palestinian during clashes with demonstrators in the West Bank on Wednesday, the first death since tensions rose following the release of President Donald Trump's Mideast plan, according to Palestinian officials. The shooting came hours after...

Military says Gaza militants fire projectile into Israel

Feb. 1, 2020 2:49 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian militants fired a rocket from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Saturday, the military said. There were no reports of casualties in the attack and no Palestinian group immediately claimed responsibility. The firing comes after a tense day of cross-border rocket launchings from the...

Protesters post a placard with the colors of the Palestinian flags and Arabic that reads

Abbas threatens to cut security ties with Israel, US

Feb. 1, 2020 11:17 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened Saturday to cut security ties with both Israel and the U.S. in a speech at an Arab League meeting in which he denounced the White House plan for ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The U.S. plan would grant the Palestinians limited self-rule...

Protesters carry Jordanian and Palestinian flags and slogans during a protest against the Middle East peace plan proposed by U.S. President Donald Trump, in the center of Amman, Jordan, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

Jan. 31, 2020 6:27 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians held demonstrations across the region Friday to protest President Donald Trump's Middle East initiative, while militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets and mortar rounds at Israel, drawing retaliatory strikes. The Palestinians have rejected the Trump plan, which heavily...

Israeli border police arrests a Palestinian ahead of a protest against Middle East peace plan announced Tuesday by US President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel, in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Jan 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Angry Palestinians face dilemma in responding to Trump plan

Jan. 29, 2020 5:07 PM EST

AL-KASSARAT, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians have furiously rejected President Donald Trump's Mideast plan that would grant them limited autonomy in parts of the West Bank, while allowing Israel to annex all its settlements there and keep nearly all of east Jerusalem. But they have few realistic options...