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Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Sep. 19, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. The militant Hamas group was hoping its indirect talks with Israel would result in...

AP Analysis: In North and South Korea, 2 views of summit

Sep. 19, 2018 7:20 AM EDT

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — AP bureau chiefs Eric Talmadge in Pyongyang and Foster Klug in Seoul report on the two countries' views of this week's summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. ___ THE VIEW FROM PYONGYANG North Koreans have been barraged with a lot...

Palestinian schools strive to modernize classrooms

Sep. 19, 2018 3:38 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As the teacher pointed to the large touch screen, her first-grade classroom came alive. With the click of a link, an animated character popped up on the screen, singing and dancing as it taught the children how to read. The day's lesson was the Arabic letter "Raa," and the screen...

Analysis: Summit could be domestic win for S. Korean leader

Sep. 19, 2018 3:24 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean leaders' surprisingly substantive summit announcement is a huge step toward a durable peace on the Korean Peninsula — and a Nobel Peace Prize for Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in. No, no, it's the death rattle of the once formidable U.S.-led pressure campaign against...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

Sep. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousands of Palestinians rallied Tuesday outside Erez crossing to protest the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the...

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Sep. 17, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry said early Tuesday that paramedics recovered two bodies after an overnight Israeli airstrike near the perimeter fence with Israel. The Israeli army said an aircraft targeted Palestinians who approached the fence and placed what the military said was a...

Doomed Palestinian village turns to Europe as last hope

Sep. 16, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) — For the anxious Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, there's little left to do but wait. After the West Bank hamlet lost its last legal protection against demolition late last week, Israeli forces could swoop in any day now to tear down the desert community's few dozen...

Conflicting reports surround Gaza boy's death at protest

Sep. 15, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — There are conflicting reports surrounding the death of a boy at a Gaza border rally that Palestinians initially blamed on Israel. Israel's military said their evidence shows the 11-year-old was hit by a rock thrown by protesters. Two Gaza rights groups said he died after being...

AP PHOTOS: Gaza images on display in France show resilience

Sep. 15, 2018 2:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for The Associated Press, is exhibiting his work in a show titled "Why Gaza?" at the 30th annual Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. The exhibition runs through Sept. 16. In 30 photos on display, Hamra shows the...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

Sep. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three Palestinians, one of them a 12-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli fire Friday as thousands of protesters gathered along Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel, health officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 80 Palestinians were wounded by live fire and that...