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Why isn't desperately needed aid reaching Palestinians in Gaza?

Feb. 21, 2024 14:17 PM EST

From the earliest days of the Israel-Hamas war, the United States and much of the international community have pressed Israel to allow more humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip. But as the fighting rages on with no end in sight, the humanitarian catastrophe there has only worsened. ...

Live updates | New attempts at Gaza cease-fire are underway, Israel's Gantz says

Feb. 21, 2024 14:12 PM EST

New attempts are underway to reach a cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas that could pause the war in Gaza, a member of Israel’s War Cabinet said late Wednesday. “Initial signs indicate a possibility of moving forward,” said Benny Gantz, a former military chief and defense...

Rape and sexual assault took place during Hamas attack, Israeli association says

Feb. 21, 2024 11:05 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel on Wednesday said it has found evidence of “systematic and intentional” rape and sexual abuse during the Hamas attack on Oct. 7 that ignited the war in Gaza. The report said the attacks were more...

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage attack that saw explosions strike a natural gas pipeline

Feb. 21, 2024 10:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli sabotage attack on an Iranian natural gas pipeline last week caused multiple explosions on the line, Iran's oil minister alleged Wednesday, further raising tensions between the regional archenemies against the backdrop of Israel's war on Hamas in the...

Food deliveries into northern Gaza are halted because of the war's chaos, increasing famine risk

Feb. 20, 2024 23:28 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The World Food Program said Tuesday it has paused deliveries of food to isolated northern Gaza because of increasing chaos across the territory, hiking fears of potential starvation. A study by the U.N. children’s agency warned that one in six children in the north are...

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Feb. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip, saying it would interfere with negotiations on a deal to free hostages abducted in...

Live updates | White House warns Israel: Rafah fight would be a disaster

Feb. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EST

The White House continues to warn Israel against expanding its offensive into Rafah, the southernmost city in the Gaza Strip. National Security spokesperson John Kirby said Tuesday that if Israel’s military doesn’t properly account for the safety of Palestinian refugees there,...

UN World Food Program suspends aid amid chaos in northern Gaza. Hamas calls pause 'catastrophic' and a 'death sentence'

Feb. 20, 2024 13:02 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — UN World Food Program suspends aid amid chaos in northern Gaza. Hamas calls pause 'catastrophic' and a 'death sentence.'

75th George Polk Awards honor coverage of Middle East and Ukraine wars, Supreme Court and Elon Musk

Feb. 20, 2024 04:46 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times was honored Monday with George Polk Awards for Foreign Reporting and Photojournalism for its coverage of the war between Israel and Hamas. Photographers Samar Abu Elouf and Yousef Masoud captured “gripping and unforgettable images” as they...

More than 29,000 Palestinians have been killed in Israel-Hamas war, Gaza Health Ministry says

Feb. 19, 2024 23:25 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel’s assault in Gaza has killed more than 29,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, the territory’s Health Ministry said Monday, marking another grim milestone in one of the deadliest and most destructive military campaigns in recent history. Israeli Prime...