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The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 09:33 AM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to continue cease-fire talks as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who didn’t give details. International mediators continue to push Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal that would halt...

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, according to a global human rights group report released Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said the acts of the...

As Gaza’s doctors struggle to save lives, many lose their own in Israeli airstrikes

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dr. Hassan Hamdan was one of the few trained plastic surgeons in Gaza, a specialist in wound reconstruction. His skills were vitally needed as Israel’s military onslaught filled hospitals with patients torn by blasts and shrapnel, so the 65-year-old came out of retirement to help....

A Gaza father mourns his baby boy, killed in bed by an Israeli airstrike

Jul. 16, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The dead Palestinian toddler’s limbs were pale and cold despite the sweltering summer heat in Gaza. Outside the hospital, his father cradled the boy in his arms, unable or unwilling to say goodbye. Flies circled and landed in the child’s soft hair. ...

Israeli strikes in southern, central Gaza kill more than 60 Palestinians, including in 'safe zone'

Jul. 16, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed more than 60 Palestinians in southern and central Gaza overnight and into Tuesday, including one that struck an Israeli-declared “safe zone” crowded with thousands of displaced people. Airstrikes in recent days have...

Two attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels strike ships in the Red Sea

Jul. 16, 2024 22:14 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted ships in the Red Sea on Monday as a new U.S. aircraft carrier approached the region to provide security for the key international trade route that has been under assault since the Israel-Hamas war erupted nine...

Israel's military will begin drafting ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday. It could rattle the government

Jul. 16, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Tuesday said it would begin sending draft notices to Jewish ultra-Orthodox men on Sunday — a step that could destabilize Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government. The announcement followed a landmark Supreme Court order for young...

The Latest | Israeli strikes kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza, including in 'safe zone'

Jul. 16, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

Israeli airstrikes killed more than 60 Palestinians in southern and central Gaza overnight and into Tuesday, as Israel and Hamas weigh the latest cease-fire proposal. One strike tore into a main street lined with market stalls in the heart of an Israeli-designated “safe zone” for displaced...

Far-right groups that block aid to Gaza receive tax-deductible donations from US and Israel

Jul. 16, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under American pressure, Israel has pledged to deliver large quantities of humanitarian aid into the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. But at the same time, the U.S. and Israel have allowed tax-deductible donations to far-right groups that have blocked that aid from being delivered. ...

Israel's military says it will begin sending draft notices to ultra-Orthodox men next week

Jul. 16, 2024 10:37 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says it will begin sending draft notices to ultra-Orthodox men next week.