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Israeli aircraft hit Hamas naval base after Gaza rocket fire

Aug. 21, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck a Hamas naval base in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired into southern Israel from the territory. The military said early Thursday that several targets at the base in southern Gaza City had been hit. The rocket was the fifth in a week...

Israeli, US militaries simulate ship hijacking amid tensions

Aug. 20, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Tuesday it has conducted a joint exercise with U.S. Special Forces simulating the retaking of a hijacked ship. The drill comes amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Persian Gulf and efforts by the Trump administration to set up a naval security...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians near Gaza fence

Aug. 18, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed three Palestinians and severely wounded a fourth near Gaza Strip's heavily guarded perimeter fence, the Gaza Health Ministry said Sunday. The Israeli military said a helicopter and a tank fired at armed suspects near the fence overnight. After weeks of...

Military: 3 rockets fired from Gaza toward Israel

Aug. 17, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip into southern Israel. Israeli aerial defense batteries intercepted two of the missiles Saturday, the military said. Israeli media reported that shrapnel from the Iron Dome defense system landed on...

Police: Palestinian killed, 2 Israelis hurt in car attack

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fatally shot a Palestinian man Friday after he drove his car into two Israeli pedestrians in the West Bank, injuring them, and militants from the Gaza Strip fired at least one rocket toward southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel's national rescue service, known...

McCollum emerges as strong critic of Israeli policy

Aug. 16, 2019 1:14 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Betty McCollum has said that she is pro-Israel and supports Israel as a key U.S. ally. But she is different from other members of Congress in her consistent, vocal criticism of Israeli human rights abuses. Israel's staunchest critic in Congress is from Minnesota. She has spent years...

Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site

Aug. 11, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the...

The Latest: Israeli troops kill gunman near Gaza fence

Aug. 11, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Gaza's Health Ministry says a 26-year-old Palestinian was killed after exchanging fire with Israeli troops along the perimeter fence surrounding the coastal territory. The Israeli military says an "armed...

Israeli army kills 4 militants trying to cross Gaza fence

Aug. 10, 2019 3:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops killed four Palestinian militants who attempted to cross through the perimeter fence from the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and in the West Bank arrested members of a Palestinian cell suspected in the killing of an off-duty soldier this week. The army said in a...

The Latest: Israel says suspects in soldier's death arrested

Aug. 10, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on violence at the Israel-Gaza perimeter fence (all times local): 9 p.m. The Israeli military says it has arrested Palestinians suspected of involvement in the killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier in the West Bank this week. The army said in a statement Saturday...