Latest Gaza Strip News

The Latest: Israeli military defends its latest Gaza action

Nov. 14, 2019 3:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the escalation between Gaza’s militant Islamic Jihad group and Israel (all times local): 10:10 a.m. The Israeli military is defending its attacks on private homes in the Gaza Strip during two days of fighting with Islamic Jihad militants despite the deaths of at least...

Israel, Islamic Jihad cease fire after heavy Gaza fighting

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza reached a cease-fire on Thursday to end the heaviest Gaza fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel. Islamic Jihad spokesman Musab al-Berim said the Egyptian-brokered deal went into...

Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants

Nov. 14, 2019 2:23 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military spokesman says Gaza operation ‘is over,’ confirming cease-fire with Islamic Jihad militants.

Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue

Nov. 14, 2019 12:28 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Gaza cease-fire announcement, Israeli foreign minister says policy of targeted killings of militants to continue.

Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting

Nov. 13, 2019 11:14 PM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Islamic Jihad spokesman says cease-fire with Israel has been reached to end two days of Gaza fighting.

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 9:03 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months showed no signs of ending. The death toll rose to 32...

The Latest: Palestinians say new Israeli airstrike kills 5

Nov. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the new escalation between Israel and Gaza (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Palestinians say a new Israeli airstrike has killed five people from a single family in central Gaza Strip. Hamas’ al-Aqsa Radio reported early Thursday that the dead include parents and their...

Gaza officials say new Israel airstrike kills 2 militants, raising death toll to 12 since latest escalation erupted

Nov. 13, 2019 1:55 AM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza officials say new Israel airstrike kills 2 militants, raising death toll to 12 since latest escalation erupted.

The Latest: 8 die as Israeli planes hit Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 3:52 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli airstrikes on Tuesday (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Israel has targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it steps up its battle against Iran and its proxies across...

Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran

Nov. 12, 2019 3:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it stepped up its battle against Iran and its proxies across the region. The death of Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife as they...