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Member of Israel's War Cabinet says he'll quit the government June 8 unless there's a new war plan

May. 18, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Benny Gantz, a popular centrist member of Israel’s three-member War Cabinet, threatened Saturday to resign from the government if it doesn't adopt a new plan in three weeks' time for the war in Gaza, a decision that would leave Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

An ultimatum raises pressure on Netanyahu to make postwar plans for Gaza, even as fighting rages

May. 18, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under mounting pressure from his own War Cabinet and his country's closest ally over postwar plans for Gaza, even as the war with Hamas shows no sign of ending. On Saturday, Benny Gantz, a member of the War Cabinet and...

Israeli army finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza killed at Oct. 7 music festival

May. 18, 2024 04:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday its troops in Gaza found the bodies of three Israeli hostages killed by Hamas during its Oct. 7 attack, including German-Israeli Shani Louk. A photo of 22-year-old Louk's twisted body in the back of a pickup truck ricocheted around...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim shooting down another US MQ-9 Reaper drone as footage shows wreckage

May. 18, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday claimed to have shot down an American drone, hours after footage circulated online of what appeared to be the wreckage of an MQ-9 Reaper drone. Early Saturday, a vessel also came under attack in the Red Sea. The two...

Trucks are rolling across a new US pier into Gaza. But challenges remain to getting enough aid in

May. 17, 2024 21:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trucks carrying badly needed aid for the Gaza Strip rolled across a newly built U.S. pier and into the besieged enclave for the first time Friday as Israeli restrictions on border crossings and heavy fighting hindered the delivery of food and other supplies. The...

The Latest | Israel finds bodies of 3 hostages in Gaza, as first aid unloaded by sea

May. 17, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

Israeli troops have recovered the bodies of three hostages in the Gaza Strip, with the military saying Friday they were killed in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack and their bodies taken into Gaza. The military did not say where the bodies were found in Gaza. Israeli forces are currently...

What would Lisa Simpson do? NYU student protesters asked to ponder ethical issues

May. 17, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Would Lisa Simpson set up a tent at New York University to protest the war in Gaza? How would Principal Skinner respond if she did? Hard to say, but some NYU students facing discipline for their actions during this spring's pro-Palestinian protests have been...

FIFA to seek legal advice on Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer

May. 17, 2024 05:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Facing a Palestinian proposal to suspend Israel from international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas, FIFA bought time Friday by agreeing to seek legal advice before holding an extraordinary council meeting within two months. FIFA president Gianni Infantino...

For the children of Gaza, war means no school — and no indication when formal learning might return

May. 17, 2024 01:11 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — Atef Al-Buhaisi, 6, once dreamed of a career building houses. Now, all he craves is to return to school. In Israel's war with Hamas, Atef's home has been bombed, his teacher killed and his school in Nuseirat turned into a refuge for displaced people. He...

The Latest | Israel says it will send more troops to Rafah, as fighting also rages in Gaza's north

May. 16, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

Israel's defense minister said the military would send more troops into Rafah, a city along Gaza's southern border with Egypt, as fighting also rages in northern Gaza, where Hamas has regrouped. South Africa is seeking emergency measures at the U.N.'s top court to halt Israel’s...