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Demonstrators march in opposition to Israel and Gaza bombing

May. 12, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched through Chicago’s main business district Wednesday in opposition to Israel and demanding an end to Israeli attacks on Palestinians in the Gaza strip that have left dozens dead. The demonstration occurred as Israel...

Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

May. 12, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed no signs...

Man pleads guilty to stealing $800K from disabled kids group

May. 12, 2021 22:34 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former executive director of a suburban Chicago nonprofit created to help children with disabilities pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges he stole more than $800,000 from the organization. Stuart Nitzkin, 45, of Deerfield, Illinois, pleaded...

The 3 biggest US airlines are suspending flights to Israel

May. 12, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines have suspended flights to Israel amid rising violence in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza, and Palestinian militants in Gaza fired rockets at targets in Israel, including the...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

May. 12, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 10 The Washington Post on a school bombing and Afghanistan's future: The horrific bombing of a school for girls in Kabul on Saturday was a grim presage of the...

As ethnic violence rocks Israel, Arabs cite deep grievances

May. 12, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below and rioters torched vehicles, a restaurant and a synagogue in one of the worst spasms of communal violence Israel has seen in years. The mayor of the mixed...

Gaza teeters on the brink as fighting with Israel escalates

May. 12, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Screams and flying debris enveloped Umm Majed al-Rayyes as explosions hurled her from her bed in Gaza City. Groping in the dark, the 50-year-old grabbed her four children and ran as Israeli bombs struck their apartment building Wednesday, shattering windows,...

The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

Biden says he has spoken with Israeli PM Netanyahu, says 'Israel has a right to defend itself' amid Hamas rocket barrage

May. 12, 2021 16:38 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says he has spoken with Israeli PM Netanyahu, says 'Israel has a right to defend itself' amid Hamas rocket barrage.

Israeli paramedics say 6-year-old killed in rocket strike on an apartment building in city of Sderot; 5 people wounded

May. 12, 2021 13:38 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli paramedics say 6-year-old killed in rocket strike on an apartment building in city of Sderot; 5 people wounded.