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World Bank report warns Gaza Strip economy is in 'free fall'

Sep. 25, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Gaza Strip's economy is in "free fall," a report from the World Bank warned Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel and the international community to avoid "immediate collapse." According to the report, Gaza's economy contracted by 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. It said...

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed in overnight protest

Sep. 23, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and 20 injured by Israeli gunfire in east Gaza. A ministry statement said Sunday that the 21-year-old died in overnight skirmishes between dozens of protesters and Israeli forces. Israel's army said a drone fired at...

Hamas says indirect cease-fire talks with Israel halted

Sep. 23, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers say their indirect cease-fire talks with Israel have halted. Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri on Sunday blamed the impasse on the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, which has voiced its strong opposition to the talks. Abu Zuhri said that in response, his...

Gaza officials say Palestinian killed at border protest

Sep. 21, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest. Israel's military said Palestinians hurled grenades, explosive devices and rocks toward troops and one soldier sustained light injuries from shrapnel. It said...

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

Sep. 19, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel. The ministry said early Thursday that Moumin Abu Eiada was shot in the head as he participated with dozens in an overnight protest in...

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

Sep. 19, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled. The militant Hamas group was hoping its indirect talks with Israel would result in...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

Sep. 18, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel. Thousands of Palestinians rallied Tuesday outside Erez crossing to protest the blockade imposed by Israel and Egypt after the...

Medics recover 2 bodies after Israeli airstrike in Gaza

Sep. 17, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Health Ministry said early Tuesday that paramedics recovered two bodies after an overnight Israeli airstrike near the perimeter fence with Israel. The Israeli army said an aircraft targeted Palestinians who approached the fence and placed what the military said was a...

Conflicting reports surround Gaza boy's death at protest

Sep. 15, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — There are conflicting reports surrounding the death of a boy at a Gaza border rally that Palestinians initially blamed on Israel. Israel's military said their evidence shows the 11-year-old was hit by a rock thrown by protesters. Two Gaza rights groups said he died after being...

Israeli troops kill 3 Palestinians, including boy, in Gaza

Sep. 14, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Three Palestinians, one of them a 12-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli fire Friday as thousands of protesters gathered along Gaza's perimeter fence with Israel, health officials said. The Gaza Health Ministry said at least 80 Palestinians were wounded by live fire and that...