Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians have rallied at points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip.
Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 3:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in...
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March 03, 2019 - 10:08 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that...
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An Israeli soldier stands near a burning bus after it was hit by a mortar shell fired from Gaza near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
November 12, 2018 - 7:39 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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Gaza Rockets
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October 26, 2018 - 8:53 pm
By Oren Liebermann, CNN (CNN) -- Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Friday evening, triggering red-alert sirens across the Gaza periphery into the early morning hours. More than a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza, many of which were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome aerial...
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In this March 12, 2018, file photo, refugee school girls fly kites during the "Kites of Dignity" event at the UNRWA Rimal Girls Preparatory school in Gaza City.
AP Photo/Adel Hana, File
August 25, 2018 - 8:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in bilateral aid to the Palestinians, following a review of the funding for projects in the West Bank and Gaza. The department notified Congress of the decision Friday in a brief, three-paragraph notice sent first...
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Palestinian medics and protesters evacuate a wounded youth
AP Photo/Adel Hana
June 08, 2018 - 2:09 pm
By Fares Akram, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence Friday, and at least three demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, with over 600 wounded, Gaza health officials...
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Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City
AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
May 30, 2018 - 8:56 am
By Fares Akram, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba," or catastrophe.
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
May 15, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza...
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Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal.
SANA via AP
May 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense...
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3/29/2018 - Pope Francis speaks during the Holy Chrism Mass on Maundy Thursday at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. (Photo by PA Images/Sipa USA) *** US Rights Only ***
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April 01, 2018 - 4:24 pm
By Sheena McKenzie, Ian Lee and Abeer Salman, CNN ITALY (CNN) -- Pope Francis used his Easter Sunday address to call for "reconciliation for the Holy Land," in an apparent reference to violence on the Israeli-Gaza border which killed at least 17 Palestinians and injured more than 1,400 on Friday...
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