Latest Gaza News

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace conference

Jun. 25, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians burned effigies of President Trump and marched a donkey pasted over with images of Gulf royals in the West Bank on Tuesday, as the U.S. prepares to open its conference in Bahrain, which focuses on the economic portion of the White House's long-awaited plan for...

Gaza singers protest Israel hosting Eurovision

May. 14, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian singers are protesting Israel's hosting of the Eurovision song contest by performing on the rubble of a building destroyed in recent fighting in the Gaza Strip. Several dozen people attended the concert Tuesday alongside the ruins of the multistory al-Qamar building...

Israel steps up strikes as Gaza rocket attacks intensify

May. 5, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including...

The Latest: Hamas says it doesn't want a new war with Israel

May. 5, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The leader of Hamas says his group is "not interested in a new war" with Israel, after two days of heavy rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli airstrikes on the blockaded territory. Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

May. 4, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her...

The Latest: Israel airstrike kills 2 militants in Gaza Strip

May. 4, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict: (all times local): 3:20 a.m. Gaza residents say an Israeli airstrike killed two militants in central Gaza Strip. Witnesses and local media reports identified the dead early Sunday as members of the military wing of...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

May. 4, 2019 4:25 AM EDT

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes boys playing with a soccer ball in a destroyed building in Gaza City,...