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Spain and Germany arrest 4 people for supplying Hezbollah with parts for drones used against Israel

Jul. 18, 2024 07:34 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Three people were arrested in Spain and one more in Germany on suspicion of belonging to a network that supplied the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah with parts to build kamikaze drones that would have been used in attacks in northern Israel, Spanish authorities said Thursday. ...

Far-right Israeli minister visits sensitive Jerusalem holy site, a threat to Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s far-right national security minister visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday, a move that could disrupt the delicate Gaza cease-fire talks. Itamar Ben-Gvir, an ultranationalist settler leader, said he had gone up to the contested...

The Latest | Israeli minister's visit to Jerusalem holy site puts pressure on cease-fire talks

Jul. 18, 2024 07:01 AM EDT

A leading far-right figure in the Israeli government visited Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site on Thursday, a move that threatened cease-fire talks to end the 9-month-old war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s Public Security Minister, said he went to...

Shiite Muslims in Lebanon and Iraq commemorate Ashoura, marking the death of Imam Hussein

Jul. 17, 2024 22:22 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Shiite Muslims Wednesday in Lebanon and Iraq commemorated Ashoura, marking the 7th-century death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson, Hussein, that gave birth to their faith, while paying tribute to Palestinians as the Israel-Hamas war entered its 10th month and tensions heightened...

The Latest | Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo for Gaza cease-fire talks

Jul. 17, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

An Israeli delegation has arrived in Egypt to press ahead with cease-fire talks, as Israel and Hamas consider the latest proposal. That’s according to three Egyptian airport officials who did not provide further details. International mediators are pushing Israel and Hamas toward a phased deal...

This is how the US-built pier to bring aid to Gaza worked — or not

Jul. 17, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's pier to get humanitarian aid into Gaza has come to an end after a series of problems. The pier was pulled from the Gaza shore on June 28 due to rough seas, and bad weather prevented troops from reinstalling it. Now, it's being dismantled and...

US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

Jul. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jul. 17, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: July 12 The Washington Post on young people in America and national service Polls suggest young Americans are less enchanted with their country than previous generations. Yet even those who...

As Gaza’s doctors struggle to save lives, many lose their own in Israeli airstrikes

Jul. 17, 2024 12:52 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Dr. Hassan Hamdan was one of the few trained plastic surgeons in Gaza, a specialist in wound reconstruction. His skills were vitally needed as Israel’s military onslaught filled hospitals with patients torn by blasts and shrapnel, so the 65-year-old came out of retirement to help....

Global rights group finds Hamas-led militants committed war crimes on Oct. 7

Jul. 17, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Hamas-led armed groups committed numerous war crimes during the Oct. 7 attack on southern Israel that precipitated the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, according to a global human rights group report released Wednesday. Human Rights Watch said the acts of the...