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The Latest: 8 die as Israeli planes hit Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Israel has targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it steps up its battle against Iran and its proxies across...

Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran

Nov. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it stepped up its battle against Iran and its proxies across the region. The death of Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife as they...

A look at Israel's targeted killings of militant leaders

Nov. 12, 2019 12:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in an airstrike on Tuesday, resuming a contentious policy of targeted killings of militant leaders. While once frequent, Israel has resorted to the strategy only occasionally in recent years. Tuesday's strike on the Gaza City home of Bahaa Abu...

AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 11:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior official with the Islamic Jihad militant group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Islamic Jihad is one of several groups fighting Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. A...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 12, 2019 5:39 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHO ARE ABOUT TO BECOME HOUSEHOLD NAMES Diplomats and career government officials, little known outside professional circles, will be testifying in live public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry this...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says the Islamic Jihad commander killed in Gaza airstrike was planning a new attack

Nov. 12, 2019 5:34 AM EST
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says the Islamic Jihad commander killed in Gaza airstrike was planning a new attack.

Egypt officials: 2 security forces killed in Sinai blast

Nov. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EST

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian officials said a roadside bomb has killed two members of the security forces on Saturday in the restive northern Sinai province. The explosion hit their armored vehicle in Rafah, a town on the border with the Gaza Strip. Two other security force members were wounded. The...

Head of UN agency for Palestinian refugees resigns

Nov. 6, 2019 2:58 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees resigned on Wednesday following a preliminary internal investigation that raised "management issues," reflecting concerns over allegations of possible sexual misconduct, nepotism and other abuses of authority at the agency. The...

Israel's Netanyahu promises covert actions against enemies

Nov. 3, 2019 5:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says the military will continue to strike its enemies, including through covert missions, after a weekend flareup of violence in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, a day after Israel struck a series sites linked to Gaza's...

1 dead as Israel hits Gaza after rockets fired across border

Nov. 1, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed a Palestinian man Saturday as aircraft pounded militant sites in response to barrages of rockets launched toward Israel from the seaside enclave. The exchange of fire shattered a monthlong lull across the volatile frontier. Gaza's Health...