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Israel strikes Gaza after truce expires, in clear sign that war has resumed in full force

Dec. 01, 2023 01:02 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli fighter jets hit Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday shortly after a weeklong truce expired, the military said, as the war resumed in full force. Airstrikes hit southern Gaza, including the community of Abassan east of the town of...

Israel’s military says it has resumed combat as truce deadline expires, accuses Hamas of violating cease-fire

Dec. 01, 2023 00:18 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says it has resumed combat as truce deadline expires, accuses Hamas of violating cease-fire.

The AP Interview: Ukraine's Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new phase as winter looms

Dec. 01, 2023 00:04 AM EST

KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the war with Russia is in a new stage, with winter expected to complicate fighting after a summer counteroffensive that failed to produce desired results due to enduring shortages of weapons and ground forces. ...

Mediators scrambling for Israel-Hamas truce extension, as hostages-for-prisoners swaps get harder

Nov. 30, 2023 23:39 PM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mediators were scrambling to extend an Israel-Hamas truce set to expire after daybreak Friday, as the two sides appeared to be struggling to agree on how to continue the daily exchanges of hostages held by Hamas for Palestinians imprisoned by Israel that have...

Live updates | More Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners are released under truce

Nov. 30, 2023 23:35 PM EST

Eight Israeli hostages were released from Hamas captivity Thursday in the Gaza Strip as part of a temporary cease-fire deal that has lasted seven days, the Israeli military said. Israel freed 30 Palestinian prisoners in the early hours of Friday under the truce deal, which has paused...

Live updates | Two Israeli hostages are released after Hamas and Israel extend their cease-fire

Nov. 30, 2023 14:45 PM EST

A temporary cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war has been extended another day, according to mediator Qatar. The announcement Thursday morning came minutes before the cease-fire was set to expire. Hamas freed two Israeli hostages Thursday afternoon and they were brought back into...

A Dutch court orders Greenpeace activists to leave deep-sea mining ship in the South Pacific

Nov. 30, 2023 12:25 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ruled Thursday that Greenpeace protesters staging a sit-in must leave a deep-sea mining exploration ship in the Pacific Ocean between Mexico and Hawaii but that they can continue to demonstrate around the vessel. Canada-based The Metals...

Blinken urges Israel to comply with international law and spare civilians in war against Hamas

Nov. 30, 2023 12:13 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday stepped up calls for Israel to comply with international law and spare civilians as it wages its war against Hamas in Gaza. On his third trip to the Middle East since the war began on Oct. 7, Blinken said...

Truce in Israel-Hamas war extended by a day, minutes before it was set to expire

Nov. 30, 2023 00:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Thursday agreed to extend a temporary truce by another day minutes before it was set to expire, said Qatar, which has been mediating between the two sides. Negotiations on extending it came down to the wire, with last-minute disagreements over...

Live updates | Hamas and Israel free more hostages and prisoners as deadline to extend truce nears

Nov. 29, 2023 23:30 PM EST

Ten Israeli women and children and four Thai nationals held captive in Gaza were freed by Hamas, and Israel followed with the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners Thursday. It was the latest exchange of hostages for prisoners under a temporary cease-fire in the Gaza war. Two Russian-Israeli...