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Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Jul. 21, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the...

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Jul. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and...

Israel carries out airstrikes after Palestinians fire shots from Gaza's border, killing at least three Hamas fighters

Jul. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel carries out airstrikes after Palestinians fire shots from Gaza's border, killing at least three Hamas fighters.

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

Jul. 19, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Thursday. Palestinians launched mortars at Israel immediately after the strike and siren warnings...

Gaza startup struggles to recover after Israeli airstrike

Jul. 18, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian startup company touted as a model for Gaza entrepreneurship is struggling to recover after its office was badly damaged last weekend in an Israeli airstrike. The office of Haweya for Information Technology was among dozens of buildings damaged on Saturday in a...

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul. 17, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel...

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

Jul. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli town bordering Gaza on Monday that was pummeled with rockets from the strip over the weekend and told community leaders there that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle." Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes a day after an informal...

Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

Jul. 15, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had threatened to devolve into all-out war. The military had shut down a popular beach and...

The Latest: Hamas says it agrees to ceasefire in Gaza

Jul. 15, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 2:00 a.m. Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza have announced that they have agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. The groups say Egyptian mediation efforts have succeeded in brokering a ceasefire ending an intense daylong...

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian...