Latest Gaza Strip News

Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after 3 rockets

Dec. 8, 2019 6:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft bombed several militants’ sites in Gaza early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave toward southern Israel. The military said in a statement the airstrikes targeted military camps and a naval base for Hamas, the Islamic militant...

Protests at Gaza-Israel fence resume after 3-week pause

Dec. 6, 2019 11:39 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated along the Gaza-Israel frontier Friday as the territory’s Hamas rulers resumed the regular protests after a three-week pause. The renewed weekly protests came as leaders from Hamas and the smaller but more radical Islamic Jihad were...

Palestinians outraged over ICC report into war crimes

Dec. 5, 2019 4:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian officials expressed “great concern” Thursday over a report by the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor that includes a warning that Palestinian stipends to attackers and their families could constitute a war crime. Palestinian Foreign Affairs Minister...

Hamas leader travels to Egypt, first time since February

Dec. 2, 2019 2:25 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas says its leader is visiting Egypt for the first time since February, in a potential sign of stepped-up efforts to shore up a Gaza cease-fire. The Islamic militant group ruling Gaza said on Monday that its politburo chief Ismail Haniyeh would...

Israeli army kills Gaza teen, militants respond with rocket

Nov. 29, 2019 3:12 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teen Friday near the Gaza-Israel frontier and Palestinian militants fired a rocket into southern Israel in the evening, apparently in response to the fatal shooting. The Israeli military said a projectile had been fired from Gaza but there...

Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales

Nov. 28, 2019 2:33 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia said Thursday it will restore diplomatic ties with Israel, a decade after then-President Evo Morales severed relations because of an Israeli military offensive in Gaza. The renewal of ties with Israel was announced by interim Foreign Minister Karen Longaric as part of an...

Palestinians protest US settlement decision in ‘day of rage’

Nov. 26, 2019 7:05 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a “day of rage” across the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, with some groups clashing with Israeli forces to protest the U.S. announcement that it no longer believes Israeli settlements violate international law. Around...

Israeli aircraft hit Hamas site after rocket fire from Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 6:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft attacked several sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Wednesday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military said the targets of the multiple airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip included a weapons manufacturing facility. There were...

The Latest: Israel shoots down rocket fired from Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 2:24 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Israeli military says its missile defenses intercepted a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. The army said in a statement Tuesday that it identified two projectiles fired from the...

Israeli military says it intercepts rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza

Nov. 26, 2019 2:15 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it intercepts rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza.