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Explosions near Syrian capital in apparent Israeli strikes

May. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Several explosions were heard in the Syrian capital Damascus on Friday night as the country's air defenses opened fire on "objects" coming from the direction of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state media reported. State news agency SANA quoted an unnamed military official as...

Israel claims its troops didn't kill paraplegic Palestinian

May. 17, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army on Friday closed a criminal investigation into the death of a paraplegic Palestinian man shot while demonstrating along Gaza's border with Israel in 2017, saying the probe found "no evidence" that its soldiers fired the fatal bullet. The army described the protest in which...

Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

May. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group, which...

Israel's Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

May. 6, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory's militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way. This weekend's violence, the worst in a string...

Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

May. 6, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. The escalation had killed 25 on the Gaza side,...

Israeli military lifts protective restrictions for country's south, signaling cease-fire deal after Gaza escalation

May. 6, 2019 1:11 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military lifts protective restrictions for country's south, signaling cease-fire deal after Gaza escalation.

Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify

May. 5, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including...

The Latest: Hamas says it doesn't want a new war with Israel

May. 5, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The leader of Hamas says his group is "not interested in a new war" with Israel, after two days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded territory. Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

May. 4, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her...

The Latest: Israel airstrike kills 2 militants in Gaza Strip

May. 4, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict: (all times local): 3:20 a.m. Gaza residents say an Israeli airstrike killed two militants in central Gaza Strip. Witnesses and local media reports identified the dead early Sunday as members of the military wing of...