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Protests at Gaza-Israel fence resume after 3-week pause

Dec. 6, 2019 11:39 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza-Israel frontier Friday as the territory’s Hamas rulers resumed the regular protests after a three-week pause. The renewed weekly protests came as leaders from Hamas and the smaller but more radical Islamic Jihad were...

Hamas leader travels to Egypt, first time since February

Dec. 2, 2019 2:25 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas says its leader is visiting Egypt for the first time since February, in a potential sign of stepped-up efforts to shore up a Gaza cease-fire. The Islamic militant group ruling Gaza said on Monday that its politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh would...

Israeli army kills Gaza teen, militants respond with rocket

Nov. 29, 2019 3:12 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teen Friday near the Gaza-Israel frontier and Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel in the evening, apparently in response to the fatal shooting. The Israeli military said a projectile had been fired from Gaza but there...

Israeli aircraft hit Hamas site after rocket fire from Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 6:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft attacked several sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military said the targets of the multiple airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip included a weapons manufacturing facility. There were...

Gaza man masters rare skill of balancing art

Nov. 26, 2019 1:09 AM EST

BEIT HANOUN, Gaza Strip (AP) — Whenever Mohammed al-Shenbari sees a new object, he quickly tries to find its “balancing point” and make it stand in a way that appears to defy the law of gravity. The 24-year-old self-taught Palestinian artist says he can balance almost any object, using what...

Hamas leader: Indicting Israeli PM ‘raises morale’

Nov. 23, 2019 8:04 AM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The leader of the militant Hamas group says the corruption indictment of Israeli prime minister raises the Palestinian people’s morale. Ismail Haniyeh told reporters in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip on Saturday that serious corruption charges against Benjamin Netanyahu were a...

Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Nov. 16, 2019 2:20 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave. This was Israel’s first strike against Hamas since the start of this week’s cross-border fighting with another Gaza...

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Nov. 15, 2019 1:43 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said early Friday it has completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after overnight rocket fire that rattled a day-old truce. The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this...

Amid Gaza fighting, Israel could face questions on tactics

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Residents say the airstrike came without warning: With fighting raging between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants throughout Gaza, two loud blasts shook the night, destroying the Abu Malhous home and killing eight members of the family in a split second. As Israel claims...

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32...