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Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

Jun. 12, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People purporting to be pro-Palestinian activists hurled red paint at the homes of top leaders at the Brooklyn Museum, including its Jewish director, and also splashed paint across the front of diplomatic buildings for Germany and the Palestinian Authority early Wednesday,...

Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

Jun. 12, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report issued Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence during the first months of the Israel-Hamas war. The independent experts, in a detailed chronicling of events...

Blinken pushes Israel on postwar Gaza plans as pressure mounts on Hamas to accept cease-fire plan

Jun. 10, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged top Israeli officials on Monday to accept and implement a plan for postwar Gaza as he pushed for more international pressure on Hamas to agree to a cease-fire proposal newly endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. On his...

Australian leader tells activists to 'turn the heat down' after US Consulate vandalized over Gaza

Jun. 10, 2024 09:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged activists on both sides of the Israel-Palestinian debate to “turn the heat down” after the U.S. Consulate in Sydney was vandalized on Monday. Surveillance video showed a person wearing a dark hoodie using a small...

Gaza's Health Ministry says 274 Palestinians were killed in Israeli raid that rescued 4 hostages

Jun. 09, 2024 20:44 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — At least 274 Palestinians, including dozens of children, were killed, and hundreds more were wounded, in the Israeli raid that rescued four hostages held by Hamas, Gaza's Health Ministry said Sunday. The Israeli military said its forces came under heavy fire and...

Centrist Benny Gantz is quitting Israel's war Cabinet, citing frustrations with Netanyahu

Jun. 09, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benny Gantz, a centrist member of Israel’s three-man war Cabinet, announced his resignation Sunday, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of mismanaging the war effort and putting his own “political survival” over the country's security needs. The move...

Israel rescues 4 hostages taken in Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, and 210 Palestinians are reported killed

Jun. 08, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Saturday carried out its largest hostage rescue operation since the latest war with Hamas began, taking four to safety out of central Gaza in a heavy air and ground assault. At least 210 Palestinians, including children, were killed, a Gaza health...

Takeaways from AP analysis of Gaza Health Ministry's death toll data

Jun. 07, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israel-Hamas war appears to have become much less deadly for Palestinian women and children, according to an AP analysis of Gaza Health Ministry data. The shift is significant because the death rate for women and children is the best available proxy for...

Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

Jun. 07, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis gathered the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the Vatican Gardens on Friday to pray for an end to the war in Gaza, marking the 10th anniversary of a similar encounter with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents with a new appeal for peace. “Every...

Israeli strike kills at least 33 people at a Gaza school the military claims was being used by Hamas

Jun. 06, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli strike early Thursday on a school sheltering displaced Palestinians in central Gaza killed at least 33 people, including 12 women and children, according to local health officials. The Israeli military said that Hamas militants were operating from...