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The US pier in Gaza is facing its latest challenge — whether the UN will keep delivering the aid

Jun. 14, 2024 00:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet — its humanitarian partner is deciding if it's safe to keep delivering supplies arriving by sea to starving Palestinians. The United Nations, the player with the widest...

The Latest | Biden says no Gaza cease-fire deal soon, as mediators work to bridge gaps

Jun. 13, 2024 18:40 PM EDT

U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday he doesn’t expect to seal a Gaza cease-fire deal in the near future, as an American-backed proposal with global support has not been fully embraced by Israel or Hamas. Biden said international leaders had discussed the cease-fire at the Group...

Israelis and Palestinians are hopeful but cautious over the latest cease-fire proposal

Jun. 13, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A proposed cease-fire deal between Israel and Hamas is raising hopes that eight months of fighting could soon come to an end. Displaced Palestinians are desperate to return home and rebuild, while Israelis yearn for dozens of captives taken by Hamas to be freed. ...

Israel-Hamas war roils congressional race outside New York City, testing Democrats in pivotal clash

Jun. 13, 2024 08:04 AM EDT

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The war between Israel and Hamas is roiling a congressional primary election between two Democrats in New York, reflecting a divide that has splintered the party nationally since the conflict began last year. U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman, one of several House...

Blinken says some of Hamas' proposed changes to a cease-fire plan in Gaza are workable and some not

Jun. 12, 2024 22:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that mediators would keep trying to close an elusive cease-fire deal for Gaza after Hamas proposed changes to a U.S.-backed plan, some of which he said were “workable” and some not. The back-and-forth laid bare...

Hezbollah vows to intensify attacks against Israel after senior military commander is killed

Jun. 12, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hezbollah vowed Wednesday to intensify its attacks along the Lebanon-Israel border to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by Israel since the latest round of violence began eight months ago. “Our response after the martyrdom of Abu Taleb will be...

The Latest | Hezbollah rocket barrage ups pressure on Israel as Gaza cease-fire negotiations drag on

Jun. 12, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah fired hundreds of rockets toward northern Israel on Wednesday, hours after an Israeli airstrike killed a senior commander — the hightest-ranking member of the group to die in eight months of fighting. The Israeli military said some of the 215...

What are the main sticking points in the cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas?

Jun. 12, 2024 12:08 PM EDT

The latest proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza has the support of the United States and most of the international community, but Hamas has not fully embraced it, and neither, it seems, has Israel. Hamas this week accepted the broad outline but requested “amendments." Prime Minister...

Report by UN-backed experts cites crimes by Israeli forces, Palestinian militants starting 0ct. 7

Jun. 12, 2024 03:25 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N.-backed human rights experts say in a report issued Wednesday that Israeli forces and Palestinian militants engaged in sexual and gender-based violence during the first months of the Israel-Hamas war. The independent experts, in a detailed chronicling of events...

Hamas responds to Gaza cease-fire plan seeking some changes. US says it's 'evaluating' the reply

Jun. 11, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hamas said Tuesday that it gave mediators its reply to the U.S.-backed proposal for a cease-fire in Gaza, seeking some “amendments” on the deal. It appeared the reply was short of an outright acceptance that the United States has been pushing for but kept negotiations alive over...