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Far-right Israeli minister visits sensitive Jerusalem holy site, threatening Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 06:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s far-right national security minister visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday, threatening to disrupt Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up to the contested Jerusalem hilltop...

Shiite Muslims in Lebanon and Iraq commemorate Ashoura, marking the death of Imam Hussein

Jul. 17, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Shiite Muslims Wednesday in Lebanon and Iraq commemorated Ashoura, marking the 7th-century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their faith, while paying tribute to Palestinians as the Israel-Hamas war entered its 10th month and tensions heightened...

The Latest | Israeli strikes kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza, including in 'safe zone'

Jul. 16, 2024 15:36 PM EDT

Israeli airstrikes killed more than 60 Palestinians in southern and central Gaza overnight and into Tuesday, as Israel and Hamas weigh the latest cease-fire proposal. One strike tore into a main street lined with market stalls in the heart of an Israeli-designated “safe zone” for displaced...

UK Foreign Secretary visits Israel and West Bank and calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The new British foreign secretary called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, his second international trip since Labour’s resounding victory in elections earlier this month. David Lammy...

Israeli strike targets the Hamas military commander and kills at least 90 in southern Gaza

Jul. 13, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said it targeted Hamas’ shadowy military commander in a massive strike Saturday in the crowded southern Gaza Strip that killed at least 90 people including children, according to local health officials. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said...

Thousands of Islamists rally near the Pakistani capital to denounce Israeli strikes in Gaza

Jul. 13, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani radical political party rallied near the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday, denouncing Israeli strikes in Gaza and urging the government to send more aid to the Palestinians. The protesters also demanded that Pakistan declare...

Argentina designates Hamas a terrorist group in show of support for Israel

Jul. 12, 2024 21:46 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina designated Hamas a terrorist organization Friday and ordered a freeze on the financial assets of the Palestinian group, a largely symbolic move as President Javier Milei seeks to align Argentina strongly with the U.S. and Israel. Announcing...

Emergency workers uncover dozens of bodies in a Gaza City district after Israeli assault

Jul. 12, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Civil defense workers on Friday dug bodies out of collapsed buildings and pulled them off rubble-covered streets, as they collected dozens of Palestinians killed this week by an Israeli assault in a district of Gaza City. The discovery of the bodies...

The US says the end of its pier for Gaza aid is coming soon

Jul. 11, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling rough seas around Gaza, the U.S. now is considering abandoning efforts to reinstall the pier that has been used to get badly needed humanitarian aid to starving Palestinians, two U.S. officials said Thursday. The initial plan earlier this week had been to...

University student who yelled 'Free Palestine' reportedly deported as UAE weighs Israel-Hamas war

Jul. 10, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — At the graduation ceremony of New York University Abu Dhabi this May, a student wearing the traditional Palestinian black-and-white keffiyeh scarf shouted “Free Palestine!” as he crossed the stage to receive his diploma, witnesses say. Days later, he reportedly was...