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Rocket from Gaza kills 2 as Israel topples 6-story building

May. 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket launched from Gaza killed two Thai workers in southern Israel on Tuesday, police said, hours after Israeli airstrikes toppled a six-story building in the Palestinian territory that housed bookstores and educational centers. With the war showing no sign...

The Latest: Netanyahu says Hamas dealt 'unexpected blows'

May. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Palestinian militants have been dealt “unexpected blows” in more than a week of Israeli bombardments in the Gaza Strip. Netanyahu’s office released a video of the prime minister speaking in front of an...

Indonesians protest at US Embassy over Israeli airstrikes

May. 18, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Pro-Palestinian protesters marched to the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday to demand an end to Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip. Waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags and signs that read “Free...

US reaches out to Arab leaders on Israel, Gaza fighting

May. 18, 2021 09:26 AM EDT

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his envoy reached out to Palestinian and regional Arab leaders on Tuesday as attacks between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers raged on, maintaining what the Biden administration is calling its quiet diplomacy while still declining to press for an immediate...

EU mulls ways to help defuse Israel-Palestinian fighting

May. 18, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers debated Tuesday how to use the 27-nation bloc’s political clout to help diplomatic efforts to end the fighting between the Israeli armed forces and Palestinian militants. The EU has been united in its calls for a...

Rockets from Gaza rain havoc on Israeli cities in latest war

May. 18, 2021 05:15 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Sirens wailed just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot began on Sunday evening, sending Chen Farag and her family once again running for cover as they have dozens of times over the past week since the latest war between Palestinian militants in Gaza and the Israeli...

EXPLAINER: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

May. 18, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — More than a week into their fourth war, Israel and the Hamas militant group already face allegations of possible war crimes in Gaza. Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel is using disproportionate force. ...

Biden raises cease-fire, civilian toll in call to Netanyahu

May. 17, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

President Joe Biden expressed support for a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers in a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to the eight days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket barrages that have...

Israel strikes Gaza tunnels as truce efforts remain elusive

May. 17, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military unleashed another heavy wave of airstrikes Monday on the Gaza Strip, saying it destroyed militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders. International diplomacy to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds appeared to make...

The Latest: Biden expresses 'support' for Gaza cease-fire

May. 17, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden has expressed “support” for a cease-fire during a call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A statement says the leaders spoke Monday, which was the eighth day of Israeli-Palestinian fighting. ...