Latest Gaza Strip News

The Latest | Israeli politician's visit to a Jerusalem holy site threatens Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday, a move that threatened negotiations to end the 9-month-old war in Gaza. Hours later, Netanyahu made a surprise visit to troops in the southern Gaza Strip,...

Israel's Netanyahu makes surprise Gaza visit as far-right politician tours flashpoint Jerusalem site

Jul. 18, 2024 14:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a surprise visit to troops in southern Gaza on Thursday, saying it was essential that Israel keep control of a strip of territory along the territory's border with Egypt, just days before he was set to give a speech to the U.S....

Bedwetting, nightmares and shaking. War in Gaza takes a mental health toll, especially on children

Jul. 18, 2024 01:10 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nabila Hamada gave birth to twin boys in Gaza early in the war, in a hospital reeking of decaying bodies and full of displaced people. When Israeli forces threatened the hospital, she and her husband fled with only one of the babies, as medical staff said the...

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to press ahead with cease-fire talks, as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who did not provide further details. International mediators are pushing Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal...

This is how the US-built pier to bring aid to Gaza worked — or not

Jul. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's pier to get humanitarian aid into Gaza has come to an end after a series of problems. The pier was pulled from the Gaza shore on June 28 due to rough seas, and bad weather prevented troops from reinstalling it. Now, it's being dismantled and...

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

Jul. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. ...

As Gaza’s doctors struggle to save lives, many lose their own in Israeli airstrikes

Jul. 17, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dr. Hassan Hamdan was one of the few trained plastic surgeons in Gaza, a specialist in wound reconstruction. His skills were vitally needed as Israel’s military onslaught filled hospitals with patients torn by blasts and shrapnel, so the 65-year-old came out of retirement to help....

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, according to a global human rights group report released Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said the acts of the...

A Gaza father mourns his baby boy, killed in bed by an Israeli airstrike

Jul. 16, 2024 23:36 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The dead Palestinian toddler’s limbs were pale and cold despite the sweltering summer heat in Gaza. Outside the hospital, his father cradled the boy in his arms, unable or unwilling to say goodbye. Flies circled and landed in the child’s soft hair. ...

Israeli strikes in southern, central Gaza kill more than 60 Palestinians, including in 'safe zone'

Jul. 16, 2024 23:33 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed more than 60 Palestinians in southern and central Gaza overnight and into Tuesday, including one that struck an Israeli-declared “safe zone” crowded with thousands of displaced people. Airstrikes in recent days have...