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Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

Aug. 19, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's defense minister says he's closing the country's main personnel crossing with Gaza in response to recent violence along the frontier. Avigdor Lieberman says Sunday that he's shutting down the Erez border crossing. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were...

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Aug. 17, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs from behind clouds of black smoke of burning...

Yemeni official says rebels storm WFP warehouse in port city

Aug. 17, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni minister has accused rival Houthi rebels of storming a warehouse used by the World Food Program to store humanitarian aid in the war-torn Red Sea port city of Hodeida. Abdel-Raqeeb Fateh, the minister of local administration, said in a statement on Friday that the Houthis have turned...

Palestinian president lashes out at US over Gaza situation

Aug. 15, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has lashed out at the United States over its proposals to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. Abbas in a speech on Wednesday said of U.S. officials: "I swear to God, they are liars." Abbas added that he believes the U.S. is...

Iran's top leader says no war or talks with US

Aug. 13, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader said Monday that his country will neither go to war nor enter into negotiations with the United States as the Trump administration restores sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. In remarks carried by state television, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said "along with...

Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

Aug. 10, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory's militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid efforts by neighboring Egypt to negotiate between the two sides. Israel's military said no rockets...

Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Aug. 9, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer...

The Latest: Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached

Aug. 9, 2018 4:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 11:42 p.m. The Hamas militant group says a cease-fire has been reached to end the latest round of fighting with Israel. Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday that a cease-fire has taken hold...

Palestinians slam reported US plan to weaken refugee agency

Aug. 5, 2018 10:20 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians have denounced reported U.S. attempts to undercut a U.N. agency that serves several million Palestinian refugees and their descendants. The U.S.-based Foreign Policy magazine has reported that Jared Kushner, Mideast adviser to President Donald Trump, called in an...

The Latest: Israel fires into Gaza after Palestinian attack

Aug. 3, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Israel's military says a tank fired at a Hamas military post in Gaza after Palestinians briefly crossed the frontier and threw bombs. The military said it sustained no casualties in the incident. It...