Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop

World 11/13/18, 15:06

A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fighting.With an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, a riven Palestinian leadership and a militant Hamas, Gaza's predicament remains seemingly unsolvable.Here is ...

Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashes

World 11/13/18, 13:19

The latest round of fighting in Gaza is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade.The fighting in recent years has killed thousands of Palestinians and scores of Israelis, but has yet to dislodge the ...

Update: Report: Israeli Security Cabinet meeting ends

World 11/13/18, 09:36

The Latest on developments amid a new and intense flare-up between Gaza and Israel (all times local):4:30 p.m.Israeli media are reporting that a meeting of the Security Cabinet has ended after more than six hours.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the meeting of ministers Tuesday to plot a way forward ...

Netanyahu rushes back to Israel after burst of Gaza violence

World 11/12/18, 02:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushing back to Israel on Monday following a sudden, rare burst of fighting the previous night that left in doubt efforts to bring to an end months of relentless violence between Israel and Hamas.The Israeli military said an officer was killed and another was ...

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 ...

Update: Israel accuses Syria, Iran on overnight attacks

World 10/27/18, 03:39

The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local):10:30 a.m.An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen on Gaza City, early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants fired rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. (AP ...

After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza

World 10/27/18, 01:25

Israeli aircraft struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire between the bitter enemies in several weeks.The fighting followed a bloody day of border protests, in which Israeli forces shot and killed four ...

After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza

World 10/27/18, 00:50

Israeli aircraft have struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel.An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen on Gaza City, early Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants ...

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

World 10/26/18, 18:30

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.In Gaza, the deadly escalation followed two prior weekly protests along the perimeter fence with Israel that saw no fatalities.Protesters chant slogans while waves their national flags as ...

Human Rights Watch: Palestinians crush dissent with torture

World 10/23/18, 04:30

Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.The charges come in a new report released by the New York-based watchdog, following a two-year investigation that included interviews with ...

UN Mideast peace envoy urges restraint ahead of protests

World 10/19/18, 08:40

The United Nations' Mideast peace envoy urged Israel and the Palestinians to exercise restraint Friday ahead of protests organized by Hamas on the Gaza Strip's border fence.Thousands of Palestinian protesters were expected to mass along Israel's border with Gaza for another weekly protest, testing Egypt's efforts to mediate a lasting ...

Israel warns Hamas of ‘painful’ strikes if protests go on

World 10/14/18, 11:35

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened "very painful blows" against Gaza's Hamas rulers if they don't halt protests along the perimeter fence that have led to clashes with Israeli troops.Netanyahu said Israel is very close to waging a "different kind of activity" against the Islamic militants. He said ...

Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

World 10/12/18, 12:50

Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza's Health Ministry said.The ministry added that at least another 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. It said that four of those killed ...

Teenager among 3 Palestinians killed in Gaza protest

World 10/06/18, 01:26

Gaza's Health Ministry says Israeli forces have shot dead three Palestinians, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of people protested along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel.Palestinians chant angry slogans as they cut the fence during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, Oct. 5, ...

As Gaza worsens, Palestinian leader controls fate of US plan

World 10/05/18, 02:21

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been sidelined, isolated and humiliated by the Trump administration. But the embattled Palestinian leader may have the final say in determining the fate of the White House's long-awaited vision for Mideast peace.In recent weeks, Abbas has thwarted a series of internationally backed initiatives aimed at ...

Palestinians bury 7 killed in latest flare-up in Gaza Strip

World 09/29/18, 12:09

Thousands of Gazans on Saturday thronged the funerals of seven people killed by Israeli troops during mass protests the previous day, chanting anti-Israel and anti-U.S. slogans and calling for revenge.The coastal strip's ruling Hamas militant group, meanwhile, dispatched a delegation to Egypt in a desperate new attempt to ease a ...

Update: Hundreds at funeral of killed Palestinian boy

World 09/29/18, 05:05

The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local):11:55 a.m.Hundreds have attended the funeral of an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, apparently the youngest killed by Israeli fire in six months of protests along Gaza's perimeter fence.A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border ...

7 Gazans, including 2 boys, killed by Israeli fire on border

World 09/29/18, 01:46

Israeli troops killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and wounded dozens more, Palestinian health officials said, in the deadliest day in recent weeks as Gaza's Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the border fence.Thousands of Palestinians gathered Friday at five locations along Gaza Strip's frontier with Israel in response ...

Officials say 15-year-old boy killed by Israeli fire in Gaza

World 09/19/18, 22:59

Gaza's Health Ministry says a 15-year-old Palestinian boy was killed by Israeli army fire during a protest near the perimeter fence with Israel.The ministry said early Thursday that Moumin Abu Eiada was shot in the head as he participated with dozens in an overnight protest in southern Gaza.After months of ...

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

World 09/19/18, 12:25

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians protested Wednesday at a new location along the perimeter fence between Israel and Gaza as Hamas intensified demonstrations at the border after Egyptian-led cease-fire talks stalled.The militant Hamas group was hoping its indirect talks with Israel would result in the lifting of a ...

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