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The Latest | Israel says it will reopen border crossing with hard-hit northern Gaza

Jul. 12, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

Israel says it's taking steps to increase the flow of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip, including reopening a key border crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced the plans early Friday, just hours after President Joe...

The Latest | Israel will send cease-fire negotiators to Cairo for more talks, Netanyahu says

Jul. 11, 2024 23:09 PM EDT

Israel will send a delegation to Cairo for further talks with mediators on a proposed deal with Hamas for a cease-fire and hostage release, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Thursday. Israel has been pressing ahead with a fresh offensive across the north, south and...

Israeli army acknowledges Oct. 7 failures, including slow response and disorganization

Jul. 11, 2024 22:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday acknowledged a string of errors in its response to the deadly Hamas attacks last Oct. 7, including slow response times and disorganization, as it released the results of its first investigation into failures during the assault that triggered the...

The Latest | Hamas says Israel's offensive in north Gaza could sink cease-fire efforts

Jul. 08, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

Hamas has warned that Israel’s expanding military operations in Gaza City and the displacement of thousands of residents could have “disastrous repercussions” for talks aimed at a cease-fire and the release of Israeli hostages. The militant group said in a statement Monday...

Gaza destruction likely helped push Hamas to soften cease-fire demands, several officials say

Jul. 08, 2024 03:32 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Several officials in the Middle East and the U.S. believe the level of devastation in the Gaza Strip caused by a nine-month Israeli offensive likely has helped push Hamas to soften its demands for a cease-fire agreement. Hamas over the weekend...

Israeli protesters block highways, call for cease-fire to return hostages 9 months into war in Gaza

Jul. 08, 2024 01:31 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Marking nine months since the war in Gaza started, Israeli protesters blocked highways across the country Sunday, calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down and pushing for a cease-fire to bring back scores of hostages held by Hamas. The...

Hamas clears the way for a possible cease-fire in Gaza after dropping key demand, officials say

Jul. 06, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — Hamas has given its initial approval of a U.S.-backed proposal for a phased cease-fire deal in Gaza, dropping a key demand that Israel commit up front to a complete end to the war, a Hamas official and an Egyptian official said Saturday. The apparent...

The Latest | Hamas says 'positive response' from mediators to its cease-fire amendments

Jul. 05, 2024 18:55 PM EDT

Hamas says amendments it proposed to the most recent U.S. plan for a cease-fire in Gaza “have been met with a positive response by the mediators.” However, “the official Israeli position has not yet become clear,” and no date for negotiations has been set, Hamas spokesperson Jihad Taha said...

Israel approves plans for nearly 5,300 new homes in West Bank settlements

Jul. 04, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has approved plans to build nearly 5,300 new homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank, a monitoring group said Thursday, the latest in a campaign to accelerate settlement expansion, aimed at cementing Israeli control over the territory and preventing...

Israel weighs Hamas' latest response to Gaza cease-fire proposal as diplomatic efforts are revived

Jul. 04, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's Cabinet was set to convene Thursday to discuss Hamas' latest response to a U.S.-backed proposal for a phased cease-fire in Gaza, as diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the nine-month war stirred back to life after a weekslong hiatus. Fighting,...