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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...

The Latest | Families of hostages held in Gaza launch a 4-day march to demand their freedom

Feb. 28, 2024 22:02 PM EST

The families of hostages held in Gaza and their supporters are launching a four-day march from southern Israel to Jerusalem to demand their loved ones be set free. The march comes as negotiations are underway in Qatar to bring about a deal between Hamas and Israel that would lead to...

Food aid reaches north Gaza for first time in weeks. Israeli hostages' families push for release

Feb. 28, 2024 16:10 PM EST

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Aid convoys carrying food reached northern Gaza this week, Israeli officials said Wednesday, the first major delivery in a month to the devastated, isolated area, where the U.N. has warned of worsening starvation among hundreds of thousands of Palestinians amid Israel’s...

Biden hopes cease-fire, hostage deal to pause Israel-Hamas war can take effect by next Monday

Feb. 26, 2024 23:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that would pause hostilities and allow for remaining hostages to be released can take effect by early next week. Asked when he thought a cease-fire could begin, Biden said: “Well...

Live updates | Biden hopes a Gaza cease-fire deal can take effect by next Monday

Feb. 26, 2024 18:04 PM EST

U.S. President Joe Biden said Monday that he hopes a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that would pause hostilities and allow for remaining hostages to be released can take effect by early next week. Asked when he hoped such a deal could be finalized, Biden said Monday that he...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 26, 2024 17:04 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 22 The Washington Post on the Biden impeachment inquiry Until this month, House Republicans referred to information provided by a “highly credible” FBI informant as the core of...

Palestinian prime minister submits government’s resignation, a move that could open door to reforms

Feb. 26, 2024 12:26 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian prime minister announced the resignation of his government on Monday, paving the way for a shake-up in the Palestinian Authority, which the U.S. hopes will eventually take on a role in postwar Gaza. Many obstacles remain to making a revamped...

Air Force member in critical condition after setting himself on fire outside Israeli embassy in DC

Feb. 25, 2024 21:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An active-duty member of the U.S. Air Force was critically injured Sunday after setting himself ablaze outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., while declaring that he “will no longer be complicit in genocide,” a person familiar with the matter told The Associated...

Netanyahu says a cease-fire deal would only delay 'somewhat' an Israeli military offensive in Rafah

Feb. 25, 2024 18:31 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military offensive in Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah could be “delayed somewhat” if a deal is reached for a weekslong cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, and claimed that total victory in the territory would...

Israeli officials to meet on a proposed pause in Gaza while the Cabinet is set to OK a Rafah plan

Feb. 24, 2024 15:20 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli officials will meet Saturday night on the next steps after the latest talks with the United States, Egypt and Qatar in search of a deal on pausing the fighting in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. But Netanyahu announced...