Israel army lifts restrictions, signals cease-fire with Gaza

World 05/06/19, 00:14

The Israeli army says it has lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel, signaling a cease-fire agreement has been reached with Palestinian militants in Gaza to end the bloodiest fighting between the sides since a 2014 war.In another sign of quiet, Hamas' Al Aqsa radio station also is reporting ...

Update: Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Gaza militants

World 05/05/19, 07:37

The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local):3:35 p.m.Gaza's Health Ministry says three Palestinians have been killed in a pair of Israeli airstrikes.An airstrike on a car Sunday killed one man, identified by residents as Hamed al-Khoudary, a Hamas commander. Earlier, Islamic Jihad confirmed the deaths of two ...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 4

World 05/04/19, 18:28

Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a month-long lull between the bitter enemies. Four Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby daughter, were killed, while three ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Soccer 05/04/19, 03:25

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes boys playing with a soccer ball in a destroyed building in Gaza City, anti-government demonstrators running from tear gas in Caracas, ...

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

World 03/15/19, 06:08

Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The two rockets had struck late ...

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

World 03/14/19, 20:31

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and ...

Update: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets

World 03/14/19, 20:21

The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local):2:50 a.m.The Israeli military has concluded that the militant Hamas group of Gaza fired two rockets toward the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.In a statement early Friday, the army said "we can confirm" that Hamas carried out the rocket attack.The attack Thursday night ...

Israeli army says Palestinian killed at West Bank roadblock

World 12/21/18, 12:33

The Israeli military on Friday confirmed shooting a Palestinian car passenger dead in the West Bank, while a second Palestinian teenager was killed in a weekly border demonstration in the Gaza Strip. The army said it opened fire on the car after it broke through a West Bank checkpoint. The military ...

PHOTOS: Editors’ picks for 2018 from the Middle East

World 12/18/18, 01:29

In 2018, Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan captured searing images from relentless armed conflicts, but they also found moments of levity and offered a glimpse into daily life in a constantly changing region.In this July 26, 2018 photo, Afghan musicians Hakim Ebrahimi, left, and Soraya ...

Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

World 12/16/18, 11:27

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group's establishment.Masked gunmen of the al-Qassam brigades, the military wing of Hamas, raise their hands as they stand in front of a huge poster showing a mock attack on ...

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

World 11/13/18, 14:38

Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel.Their old apartment had no in-house shelter, so they huddled in the stairway just before a rocket from Gaza slammed into the building next-door, ...

Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants’ salaries

World 11/09/18, 12:31

Gaza's Hamas rulers lauded on Friday what they described as a gain of their weekly protests along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence, which have often turned deadly, after receiving $15 million from Qatar to help pay the salaries of the territory's civil servants."Today, we see some fruits of the protests — the ...

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