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Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza

Nov. 13, 2019 5:48 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes killed more Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza on Wednesday as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight lull, raising the death toll in the strip to 18 Palestinians in the heaviest round of fighting in months. The military said more than 250...

The Latest: UN mediator in Cairo over Israel-Gaza escalation

Nov. 13, 2019 5:41 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the new escalation between Israel and Gaza (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Egyptian officials say U.N. Mideast envoy has arrived in Cairo in efforts to deescalate the worst escalation between Israel and Gaza militants in recent months. The officials say that Nickolay Mladenov...

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...

A look at Israel's targeted killings of militant leaders

Nov. 12, 2019 12:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in an airstrike on Tuesday, resuming a contentious policy of targeted killings of militant leaders. While once frequent, Israel has resorted to the strategy only occasionally in recent years. Tuesday's strike on the Gaza City home of Bahaa Abu...

AP Explains: A look at the Islamic Jihad movement in Gaza

Nov. 12, 2019 11:11 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip has killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta, a senior official with the Islamic Jihad militant group, setting off the worst bout of fighting in recent months. Islamic Jihad is one of several groups fighting Israel, including Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. A...

Long festering charges of anti-Semitism hit Labour's Corbyn

Nov. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked Thursday by...

Israel's Netanyahu promises covert actions against enemies

Nov. 3, 2019 5:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says the military will continue to strike its enemies, including through covert missions, after a weekend flareup of violence in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday, a day after Israel struck a series sites linked to Gaza's...

1 dead as Israel hits Gaza after rockets fired across border

Nov. 1, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli airstrikes on Gaza killed a Palestinian man Saturday as aircraft pounded militant sites in response to barrages of rockets launched toward Israel from the seaside enclave. The exchange of fire shattered a monthlong lull across the volatile frontier. Gaza's Health...

Israeli military strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Oct. 31, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a Palestinian rocket attack. The army said that tank and aircraft fire struck two Hamas military posts in northern Gaza. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Earlier Thursday, the army said a single...