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Netanyahu dissolves influential war Cabinet after key partner bolted from government

Jun. 17, 2024 22:18 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved the influential war Cabinet that has overseen the fighting in Gaza, a government spokesperson said Monday, days after a key member of the body bolted from the government over frustration with the Israeli leader's handling...

Harris meets with former Israeli hostage who described being sexually assaulted in Gaza

Jun. 17, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday met with an Israeli lawyer who has publicly described being sexually assaulted while held hostage in Gaza, and said the story left her fearing more such accounts “will only increase as more hostages are released.” Harris...

The Latest | Netanyahu dissolves war Cabinet that directed Gaza conflict, Israeli officials say

Jun. 17, 2024 16:52 PM EDT

Israeli officials say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved the influential war Cabinet that was tasked with steering the war in Gaza. The three-person war Cabinet was dissolved a week after Benny Gantz, a popular opposition lawmaker and former military chief, quit...

Netanyahu dissolved his war Cabinet. How will that affect cease-fire efforts?

Jun. 17, 2024 15:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded his war Cabinet Monday, a move that consolidates his influence over the Israel-Hamas war and likely diminishes the odds of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip anytime soon. Netanyahu announced the step days after his...

The war in Gaza has wiped out entire Palestinian families. AP documents 60 who lost dozens or more

Jun. 17, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — He is among the very last survivors of his Gaza family, a clan so close they knew without thinking how blood and marriage bound them across generations and city blocks. Then, branch by branch, 173 of Youssef Salem’s relatives were killed in Israeli airstrikes in a...

Takeaways from the AP investigation into the Palestinian families being decimated in Gaza

Jun. 17, 2024 01:26 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — To a degree never seen before, Israel’s air and ground campaign in Gaza is killing entire Palestinian families. Entire bloodlines, sometimes four generations from the same family, have perished in single airstrikes or a series of airstrikes on members of the same...

The war in Gaza is wiping out entire Palestinian families, one branch at a time. This is how

Jun. 17, 2024 01:22 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Israel’s air and ground campaign in Gaza has killed hundreds of family members from the same bloodline, an unprecedented toll on the small community mostly made up of refugees and their descendants. An Associated Press investigation analyzed 10 strikes across the...

A usually joyous Muslim holiday reminds families in Gaza of war's punishing toll

Jun. 15, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last summer, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip celebrated the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha the way it's supposed to be: with large family feasts, meat shared with those less fortunate, and new clothes and gifts for children. But this year, after eight...

Muslims start the Hajj against the backdrop of the devastating Israel-Hamas war

Jun. 14, 2024 14:44 PM EDT

MINA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — In sweltering temperatures, Muslim pilgrims in the Saudi city of Mecca converged on a vast desert tent camp Friday, officially starting the annual Hajj pilgrimage. Earlier, they circled the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Grand Mosque, Islam’s holiest site. ...

The Latest | Biden says no Gaza cease-fire deal soon, as mediators work to bridge gaps

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday he doesn’t expect to seal a Gaza cease-fire deal in the near future, as an American-backed proposal with global support has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas. Biden said international leaders had discussed the cease-fire at the Group...