Latest Palestinian territories government News

Israeli strikes on southern Gaza city of Rafah kill 22, mostly children, as US advances aid package

Apr. 21, 2024 11:14 AM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes on the southern Gaza city of Rafah overnight killed 22 people, including 18 children, health officials said Sunday, as the United States was on track to approve billions of dollars of additional military aid to Israel, its close ally. Israel...

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza's south kills at least 9 Palestinians in Rafah, including 6 children

Apr. 20, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza’s southernmost city of Rafah killed at least nine people, six of them children, hospital authorities said Saturday, as Israel pursued its nearly seven-month offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. Israel's...

Biden avoids a further Mideast spiral as Israel and Iran show restraint. But for how long?

Apr. 20, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden can breathe a bit easier, at least for the moment, now that Israel and Iran appear to have stepped back from the brink of tipping the Middle East into all-out war. Israel's retaliatory strikes on Iran and Syria caused limited damage. The...

London police apologize after threatening to arrest 'openly Jewish' man near pro-Palestinian protest

Apr. 20, 2024 11:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London’s police force has been forced to issue two apologies after officers threatened to arrest an “openly Jewish” man if he refused to leave the area around a pro-Palestinian march because his presence risked provoking the demonstrators. Gideon Falter, chief...

Attack blamed on IS militants kills 22 pro-government fighters in central Syria

Apr. 19, 2024 04:02 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — An attack on pro-government fighters by suspected members of the Islamic State group in central Syria killed 22 pro-government fighters, an opposition war monitor and pro-government media reported Friday. Gunmen attacked a bus carrying members of the Quds Brigade, a...

US vetoes widely supported resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine

Apr. 18, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a widely backed U.N. resolution Thursday that would have paved the way for full United Nations membership for Palestine, a goal the Palestinians have long sought and Israel has worked to prevent. The vote in the 15-member Security...

Police arrest dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters at Columbia, including congresswoman's daughter

Apr. 18, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University on Thursday and arrested more than 100 demonstrators, including the daughter of a prominent Minnesota congresswoman. Several students involved in the protest said they also were...

Pakistan says Iran's President Raisi will visit next week despite tensions in the Middle East

Apr. 18, 2024 08:44 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi will visit Pakistan as scheduled next week despite increasing tension in the Middle East in the wake of Tehran's aerial attack on Israel, Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday. Ishaq Dar said Raisi will arrive in the capital,...

Pentagon leaders press Congress for Ukraine funding, saying battlefield situation is dire

Apr. 17, 2024 15:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine and Israel both desperately need the military weapons that are being held up by Congress' failure to pass a funding package for the two countries at war, Pentagon leaders told House appropriators Wednesday, calling the situation in Ukraine dire. “Whether...

The Latest | Israel says it will respond to Iran's attack as world leaders urge restraint

Apr. 16, 2024 00:05 AM EDT

Israel’s military chief said Monday that the country will respond after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles. World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says “all sides must show...