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Israel faces new condemnation over Rafah strikes, which local health officials say killed 45

May. 27, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel faced new condemnation on Monday for strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah that local health officials said killed at least 45 Palestinians, including displaced people living in tents that were engulfed by fire. Israel has faced surging...

Officials say an Israeli strike in southern Lebanon wounds several civilians outside a hospital

May. 27, 2024 08:20 AM EDT

BINT JBEIL, Lebanon (AP) — An Israeli strike targeting a motorcycle in southern Lebanon on Monday hit next to a hospital entrance, killing at least one person and wounding several civilians who were gathered outside, local health officials said. The strike killed the motorcycle...

EU-Israel relations take a nosedive as Spain, Ireland set to formally recognize a Palestinian state

May. 27, 2024 07:24 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Relations between the European Union and Israel took a nosedive on the eve of the diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state by EU members Ireland and Spain, with Madrid suggesting sanctions should be considered against Israel for its continued attacks in the southern Gaza city...

Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrikes kill 35 in Gaza's Rafah as displaced people are hit

May. 26, 2024 19:26 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian health workers said Israeli airstrikes killed at least 35 people Sunday and hit tents for displaced people in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, and “numerous” others were trapped in flaming debris. Gaza's Health Ministry said women and children made...

Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza

May. 26, 2024 07:15 AM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv for the first time in months. Hamas says it fired a barrage from Gaza.

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Defense secretary tells US Naval Academy graduates they will lead 'through tension and uncertainty'

May. 24, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty,” noting how two graduates from last year were just aboard the USS Carney in the Red Sea, where they helped shoot...

For Jewish soccer club on the verge of reaching German Cup again, there is fear as well as pride

May. 24, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Makkabi Berlin became the first Jewish club to ever play in the German Cup last year, it was a moment of pure joy and pride for a team founded by Holocaust survivors. A year later, Makkabi is on the verge of the same achievement again, but the emotions are...

Rutgers, Northwestern defend deals with student protesters: 'We had to get the encampment down'

May. 23, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities defended their decisions to end pro-Palestinian encampments through negotiations rather than police force, telling a House committee on Thursday that they defused the danger without ceding ground to protesters. ...