Latest Gaza Strip News

UN envoy warns of risk of new Israel-Palestinian violence

Nov. 30, 2021 20:02 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy warned Tuesday that without quick and decisive action to address the key drivers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the region risks plunging into “another deadly escalation of violence.” Tor Wennesland told the U.N....

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

Nov. 30, 2021 17:04 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hamas official said Tuesday. Qatar was contributing to the salaries of...

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, sparking scuffles between Israeli security forces and protesters. President Isaac Herzog said he was...

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Nov. 27, 2021 22:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

Nov. 25, 2021 02:01 AM EST

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spread buckets across the floor. Their home was among tens of thousands...

Israel, Belgium clash over settlement products labeling

Nov. 24, 2021 13:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister canceled meetings with Belgian officials on Wednesday after a decision by Brussels earlier this week to begin labeling products made in Jewish West Bank settlements. Idan Roll said on Twitter he was scrapping...

Israel to give Gaza Christians permits for Christmas holiday

Nov. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they would permit 500 members of the Gaza Strip's tiny Christian community to enter Israel and the occupied West Bank to celebrate Christmas. Israel has in the past allowed Gazans to exit the blockaded territory for...

Israeli court rejects Gaza man's appeal in deadly strike

Nov. 24, 2021 11:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal from a Palestinian man who was seeking an apology and compensation from Israel over a 2009 tank strike that killed three of his daughters and a niece in the Gaza Strip. The ruling appeared to be the...

Two Palestinians end hunger strike after deal with Israel

Nov. 22, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Two Palestinian hunger strikers, including one who went without food for 131 days, on Monday suspended their strikes against Israel’s controversial policy of detaining them without charge after reaching a deal that will allow them to go free in the coming months, a prisoner rights group...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

Nov. 21, 2021 20:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's...