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Gaza City blast kills 1, injures 10, shakes crowded area

Jul. 22, 2021 08:13 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An explosion tore through a house in a popular market in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing one person and wounding 10, the Palestinian territory's interior ministry said. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. ...

War's trauma apparent in portraits of Gazan children

Jul. 21, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

Suzy Ishkontana, 7, clings to her new toys and clothes, but mostly to her dad. For hours, they were separated under the rubble of their family’s home. Now she cannot bear to be apart. More than two months have passed since rescue workers pulled the...

Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas fires incendiary balloons

Jun. 17, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip late Thursday for a second time since a shaky cease-fire ended last month's 11-day war. The strikes came after activists mobilized by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day....

Gaza's bereaved civilians fear justice will never come

Jun. 02, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Kawlaks, a family of four generations living next door to each other in downtown Gaza City, were utterly unprepared for the inferno. Like others, they were terrified by the heavy bombing in Israel's fourth war with Gaza's Hamas rulers...

Gaza fishermen take to water again after cease-fire

May. 23, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The frenzied shouts of an auctioneer at Gaza City’s main fishing port brought a welcome reprieve from the din of gunfire and explosions as life begins slowly returning to normal following 11 days of hostilities between Hamas and Israel. ...

Hamas defiant with military parade, appearance of top leader

May. 22, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of masked Hamas fighters brandishing assault rifles paraded in Gaza City and the group’s top leader made his first public appearance on Saturday, in a defiant show of strength after the militants' 11-day war with Israel. Saturday...

Palestinians see victory in Gaza truce as Israel warns Hamas

May. 21, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians rallied by the thousands Friday after a cease-fire took effect in the latest Gaza war, with many viewing it as a costly but clear victory for the Islamic militant group Hamas. Israel vowed to respond with a “new level of force” to further...

DIARY: Fleeing bombs, trying to endure in a city under fire

May. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Are the Israeli airstrikes following us? If you're in Gaza City these days, no matter who you are, that's an easy thing to believe. No one knows where the next explosion will be, or when. Getting an hour's notice from the Israeli military...

Gaza children bearing the brunt in Israel-Hamas conflict

May. 19, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) — Suzy Ishkontana hardly speaks or eats. It’s been two days since the 7-year-old girl was pulled from the rubble of what was once her family's home, destroyed amid a barrage of Israeli airstrikes. She spent hours buried in the wreckage as her siblings and mother died...

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

May. 17, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds appeared to make...