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Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Jul. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and...

Israeli military says Palestinian fire kills soldier near Gaza border, first Israeli killed there in months of violence

Jul. 20, 2018 3:39 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says Palestinian fire kills soldier near Gaza border, first Israeli killed there in months of violence.

Israel carries out airstrikes after Palestinians fire shots from Gaza's border, killing at least three Hamas fighters

Jul. 20, 2018 1:37 PM EDT
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel carries out airstrikes after Palestinians fire shots from Gaza's border, killing at least three Hamas fighters.

Israeli east Jerusalem plan gets cool Palestinian reception

Jul. 20, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A landmark half-billion-dollar Israeli plan to develop Palestinian areas of east Jerusalem and hoist residents out of poverty is getting a cool reception from the very people who are supposed to benefit. Israel says it hopes the program will improve living conditions in impoverished...

Sisters recount years of horror in Syria's Palestinian camp

Jul. 19, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — When the first Syrian soldier reached Lod street in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Syria's capital, four sisters who survived the seven-year conflict hiding in their ground floor apartment emerged hesitantly and asked: "Are you a soldier or a militant?" The young man came...

Hamas says member killed in Israeli strike on Gaza militants

Jul. 19, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike against a Gaza crew launching incendiary devices killed a member of the militant group Hamas and wounded three others, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Thursday. Palestinians launched mortars at Israel immediately after the strike and siren warnings...

Palestinians protest US visa denial to experts to come to UN

Jul. 18, 2018 5:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are protesting the U.S. refusal to grant visas to six experts from the prime minister's office to come to the United Nations to present a report on Palestinian implementation of U.N. goals for 2030. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador, Riyad Mansour, told two reporters...

Gaza startup struggles to recover after Israeli airstrike

Jul. 18, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian startup company touted as a model for Gaza entrepreneurship is struggling to recover after its office was badly damaged last weekend in an Israeli airstrike. The office of Haweya for Information Technology was among dozens of buildings damaged on Saturday in a...

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul. 17, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel...

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

Jul. 17, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions. Sara Gillesby, a New York-based video manager who led coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Sandy...