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The Latest | Tent compound rises in southern Gaza as Israel prepares for Rafah offensive

Apr. 23, 2024 08:08 AM EDT

Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press appear to show a new compound of tents being built near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip as the Israeli military continues to signal it plans an offensive on the city of Rafah. Khan Younis has been targeted by repeated Israeli...

Columbia switches to hybrid learning amid protests over Israel's war in Gaza

Apr. 23, 2024 07:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Columbia University's main campus will switch to hybrid learning for the rest of the semester amid protests over Israel's war with Hamas that have roiled colleges across the U.S., officials announced. “Safety is our highest priority as we strive to support our...

With graduation near, colleges seek to balance safety and students' right to protest Gaza war

Apr. 23, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The University of Michigan is informing students of the rules for upcoming graduation ceremonies: Banners and flags are not allowed. Protests are OK but in designated areas away from the cap-and-gown festivities. The University of Southern California...

Key recommendations for strengthening the neutrality of the UN agency helping Palestinian refugees

Apr. 22, 2024 18:41 PM EDT

An independent panel that reviewed the neutrality of the U.N. agency helping Palestinian refugees, after Israel alleged that a dozen of its employees in Gaza had participated in Hamas' Oct. 7 attacks, released its report on Monday. Here are some of its key recommendations to...

Israel's military intelligence chief resigns over failure to prevent Hamas attack on Oct. 7

Apr. 22, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The head of Israeli military intelligence resigned on Monday because of Hamas' Oct. 7 attack, becoming the first senior figure to step down over his role in the stunning failure to anticipate or quickly respond to the deadliest assault in Israel's history. ...

The US is expected to block aid to an Israeli military unit. What is Leahy law that it would cite?

Apr. 22, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israel expects its top ally, the United States, to announce as soon as Monday that it's blocking military aid to an Israeli army unit over gross human rights abuses in the Israeli-occupied West Bank before the war in Gaza began six months ago. The move would mark...

A Palestinian baby in Gaza is born an orphan in an urgent cesarean section after an Israeli strike

Apr. 21, 2024 23:25 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Sabreen Jouda came into the world seconds after her mother left it. Their home was hit by an Israeli airstrike shortly before midnight Saturday. Until that moment, the family was like so many other Palestinians trying to shelter from the war in Gaza's...

Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Apr. 21, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the United States was on track to approve billions of dollars of additional military aid to Israel, its close ally. Israel...

Israeli leaders criticize expected US sanctions against military unit that could further strain ties

Apr. 21, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday harshly criticized an expected decision by the U.S. to impose sanctions on a unit of ultra-Orthodox soldiers in the Israeli military. The decision, expected as soon as Monday, would mark the first time the U.S. has imposed sanctions on a...

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. Israel's...