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More aid getting from US pier to people in Gaza, officials say, after troubled launch

May. 23, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-day-old U.S. pier project in Gaza is starting to get more aid to Palestinians in need but conditions are challenging, U.S. officials said Thursday. That reflects the larger problems bringing food and other supplies to starving people in the besieged territory. ...

Families of Israeli hostages release video of female soldiers being captured by Hamas

May. 23, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group representing the families of hostages held in Gaza has released new video footage showing Hamas’ capture of five female Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Oct. 7. The video shows several of the young soldiers bloody and wounded. In one scene, a...

First aid from US pier in Gaza has reached starving Palestinians, the UN says

May. 22, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Wednesday that it has handed out in Gaza in recent days a “limited number” of high-energy biscuits that arrived from a U.S.-built pier, the first aid from the new humanitarian sea route to get into the hands of Palestinians in grave need. ...

UN food agency warns that the new US sea route for Gaza aid may fail unless conditions improve

May. 21, 2024 19:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program said Tuesday the new U.S. $320 million pier project for delivering aid to Gaza may fail unless Israel starts ensuring the conditions the humanitarian groups need to operate safely. The operation was halted for at least two days after crowds looted aid...

US urges Israeli Prime Minister's office to reverse block on AP Gaza live video, return seized gear, US official says

May. 21, 2024 13:28 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US urges Israeli Prime Minister's office to reverse block on AP Gaza live video, return seized gear, US official says.

United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city

May. 21, 2024 13:12 PM EDT
CAIRO (AP) — United Nations halts all food distribution in Rafah after running out of supplies in the southern Gaza city.

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...

They were treating waves of wounded in Gaza. Then an Israeli assault trapped the foreign doctors

May. 17, 2024 19:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The 35 American and other international doctors came to Gaza in volunteer teams to help one of the territory’s few hospitals still functioning. They brought suitcases full of medical supplies and had trained for one of the worst war zones in the world. They knew the health care...

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...

South Africa urges UN's top court to order cease-fire in Gaza to shield citizens in Rafah

May. 16, 2024 21:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South Africa urged the United Nations’ top court on Thursday to order a cease-fire in Gaza during hearings over emergency measures to halt Israel’s military operation in the enclave’s southern city of Rafah. It was the third time the...