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How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

May. 23, 2024 04:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical...

The Latest | 12 Palestinians killed and 25 wounded in Israel's 2-day West Bank operation

May. 23, 2024 04:21 AM EDT

The Israeli military said Thursday it has completed a two-day operation in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Health Ministry says killed 12 Palestinians and wounded 25. Rippling tensions from the Israel-Hamas war were also felt in the Red Sea, where a missile splashed down...

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they would recognize a Palestinian state, a historic but largely symbolic move that further deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. Israel denounced the decisions and recalled...

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

The Latest | In historic move, a Palestinian state recognized by Spain, Ireland and Norway

May. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they were recognizing a Palestinian state, a move welcomed by Palestinians as an affirmation of their decadeslong quest while Israel recalled its ambassadors to the three countries. Several countries in the European Union indicated in recent...

Far-right minister who visited contested Jerusalem site has long history of controversy

May. 22, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Wednesday in what he described as a protest against the recognition of a Palestinian state by three European countries. It was the latest act of...

Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his government is recognizing a Palestinian state, calls it an 'important day'

May. 22, 2024 03:18 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris says his government is recognizing a Palestinian state, calls it an 'important day.'

The Latest | UN food aid collapses in Rafah as Israeli leaders decry war crime accusations

May. 21, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

The United Nations said Tuesday that it was no longer able to distribute food aid in the southern Gaza city of Rafah due to lack of supplies and insecurity. The humanitarian crisis has escalated over the past two weeks since Israel launched an incursion into Rafah that closed a...

Protesters against war in Gaza interrupt Blinken repeatedly in the Senate

May. 21, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In wide-ranging testimony before the Senate Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken denounced the chief prosecutor of the world’s top war crimes court for seeking the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and said that despite offering condolences for the...

Detroit officer placed on administrative duties after telling protester to 'go back to Mexico'

May. 21, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit police lieutenant has been placed on administrative duties after a shouting match in which he told a pro-Palestinian protester to “go back to Mexico.” The encounter Sunday outside Huntington Place in downtown Detroit where President Joe Biden was giving...