Latest Palestinian territories government News

The Latest | Condemnation of Israel's actions in Gaza grows after dozens killed while seeking aid

Mar. 01, 2024 03:02 AM EST

Turkey has joined Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan in condemning Israeli forces firing on Palestinians waiting for the delivery of aid, with its foreign ministry calling the event “yet another crime against humanity.” Israel said many of the dead were trampled in a chaotic crush...

Justin Amash announces Republican bid for Michigan US Senate seat after having previously left GOP

Feb. 29, 2024 23:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat Thursday. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021, and he becomes the...

Colombia pauses buying Israeli weapons and president calls war in Gaza 'genocide'

Feb. 29, 2024 18:02 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro announced Thursday his government is suspending purchases of weapons from Israel after Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food in Gaza, marking an escalation of tensions between both countries over the Israel-Hamas...

Palestinians say Israeli troops fired at people seeking food. Israel says scene was deadly stampede

Feb. 29, 2024 17:18 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on a crowd of Palestinians racing to pull food off an aid convoy in Gaza City on Thursday, witnesses said. More than 100 people were killed in the chaos, bringing the death toll since the start of the Israel-Hamas war to more than 30,000, according to...

Italian interior minister calls violence against minors at pro-Palestinian demo 'a defeat'

Feb. 29, 2024 09:26 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week, while warning lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators. ...

Aid groups appeal to the European Union to release urgent funds for Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA

Feb. 29, 2024 09:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Humanitarian aid groups appealed on Thursday to the European Union to release tens of millions of euros in funding due to the main U.N. agency that delivers most aid to people in the Gaza Strip as the organization teeters on the brink of financial collapse. The...

Michigan's largest Arab American cities reject Biden over his handling of Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 17:27 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Dearborn and two other Michigan cities with large Arab and Muslim populations turned against President Joe Biden in the state’s primary after Democratic leaders there warned for months that voters were angry about his handling of the Israel-Hamas war. While...

'Uncommitted' wins 2 Democratic delegates in Michigan, a victory for Biden's anti-war opponents

Feb. 28, 2024 17:16 PM EST

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — A protest “uncommitted” vote in Michigan that secured two delegates in the state's Democratic primary on Tuesday was meant as a warning to President Joe Biden's reelection over his support for Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza, but eight months from Election Day his...

The UK is stepping up lawmakers' security as tensions flare over the Israel-Hamas war

Feb. 28, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Wednesday that it is stepping up security for lawmakers after politicians reported threats and intimidation connected to the Israel-Hamas war. The Home Office said a 31 million-pound ($40 million) fund will give every lawmaker a...

Trump and Biden won Michigan. But 'uncommitted' votes demanded attention

Feb. 27, 2024 22:42 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won the Michigan primaries on Tuesday, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men — yet early results from the state were highlighting some of their biggest political vulnerabilities ahead of...