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Hamas releases video showing well-known Israeli-American hostage

Apr. 24, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hamas released a hostage video on Wednesday showing a well-known Israeli-American man who was among scores of people abducted by the militants in the attack that ignited the war in Gaza. The video was the first sign of life of Hersh Goldberg-Polin since Hamas’...

Students protesting on campuses across US ask colleges to cut investments supporting Israel

Apr. 24, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

Students at a growing number of U.S. colleges are gathering in protest encampments with a unified demand of their schools: Stop doing business with Israel — or any companies that support its ongoing war in Gaza. The demand has its roots in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

Police tangle with students in Texas and California as wave of campus protest against Gaza war grows

Apr. 24, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Police tangled with student demonstrators in Texas and California while new encampments sprouted Wednesday at Harvard and other colleges as school leaders sought ways to defuse a growing wave of pro-Palestinian protests. At the University of Texas at Austin, dozens...

Iran's Raisi says Israel must be brought to justice for 'usurpation' of Palestinian territories

Apr. 24, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said Israel must be brought to justice for “usurpation and oppression” of the Palestinian territories, if not there won't be a guarantee that others would not do the same in other lands. Raisi was delivering a statement...

The Latest | Germany will resume working with UN relief agency for Palestinians after a review

Apr. 24, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

Germany said Wednesday that it plans to follow several other countries in resuming cooperation with the U.N. relief agency for Palestinians in Gaza after the publication of an independent review of its neutrality. The head of the Arab League hailed the report, saying it showed that...

Biden says Israel must ensure the humanitarian aid for Palestinians approved by Congress reaches Gaza 'without delay'

Apr. 24, 2024 11:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biden says Israel must ensure the humanitarian aid for Palestinians approved by Congress reaches Gaza 'without delay.'

UN calls for investigation into mass graves uncovered at two Gaza hospitals raided by Israel

Apr. 23, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations called Tuesday for “a clear, transparent and credible investigation” of mass graves uncovered at two major hospitals in war-torn Gaza that were raided by Israeli troops. Credible investigators must have access to the sites, U.N....

The Latest | Tent compound rises in southern Gaza as Israel prepares for Rafah offensive

Apr. 23, 2024 18:06 PM EDT

Satellite photos analyzed by The Associated Press appear to show a new compound of tents being built near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip as the Israeli military signals that it plans an offensive on the city of Rafah. Khan Younis has been targeted by repeated Israeli military...

Google fires more workers who protested its deal with Israel

Apr. 23, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

Google fired at least 20 more workers in the aftermath of protests over technology the company is supplying the Israeli government amid the Gaza war, bringing the total number of terminated staff to more than 50, a group representing the workers said. It's the latest sign of...

The Latest | Failed rocket strike launched on US-led coalition forces base in Syria

Apr. 23, 2024 00:28 AM EDT

A failed rocket strike was launched at a base housing U.S.-led coalition forces at Rumalyn, Syria, marking the first time since Feb. 4 that Iranian-backed militias have attacked a U.S. facility in Iraq or Syria, a U.S. defense official said. No personnel were injured in the attack. ...