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Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

Mar. 19, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory. With little tolerance for dissent, the Islamic...

Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...

UN Mideast envoy condemns Hamas crackdown on street protests

Mar. 17, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The U.N. Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza's Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. Nickolay Mladenov said Sunday that he was especially alarmed by the "brutal beating" of journalists and human rights workers. Tahseen Astal, a member...

Military: West Bank shooting spree kills 1 Israeli, wounds 2

Mar. 17, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian killed an Israeli and seriously wounded two others in a West Bank shooting and stabbing spree Sunday before fleeing, setting off a massive manhunt, the Israeli military said. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the attacker stabbed an Israeli soldier at the entrance to the Ariel...

Hamas detains rights workers as it disperses Gaza protests

Mar. 16, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian rights groups say Hamas briefly detained four of their researchers as it dispersed protests in Gaza against recent tax hikes. Hundreds of Gazans gathered for a third day on Saturday to protest the tax hikes, which have made life even harder in the territory. Gaza...

The Latest: Indonesian president condemns mosque attacks

Mar. 16, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on global reaction to the deadly shootings in two mosques in New Zealand (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Indonesia's president Joko has condemned the violence that took place in two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city in which at least 49 people died. "Indonesia...

Gazans protest Hamas tax hikes for a second day

Mar. 15, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza for a second day to protest against tax hikes by Hamas authorities that have made life even harder in the blockaded territory. In the central town of Deir al-Balah, demonstrators burned tires and blocked roads on Friday. Witnesses,...

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

Mar. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The...

The Latest: Israel says Gaza rockets fired by mistake

Mar. 15, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Israeli defense officials said after a preliminary investigation that the Gaza rockets that hit the Tel Aviv area were apparently fired by mistake. The officials were quoted Friday in Israeli media. The Israeli military declined to...

10 Things to Know for Today

Mar. 15, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SCORES KILLED IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers that killed at least 49 people attending prayers are described by Prime Minister Ardern as "one of New...