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Stories with place: Gaza Strip
  • Palestinian Authority arrests 100 Hamas members in West Bank 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:16 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian Authority forces arrested over 100 Hamas members in the West Bank who were planning on carrying out attacks, a Palestinian official said, in the biggest raid of its kind in years.

  • A year after Gaza war, southern Israel slowly recovers 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:50 am

    NIRIM, Israel - On the last day of last summer's Israel-Hamas war, Gadi Yarkoni and two of his closest friends were fixing an electricity line next to the cowshed in their kibbutz in southern Israel that had been damaged by rocket fire from neighboring Gaza.

  • Egypt military pounds Sinai militant positions, kills 23 story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 1:23 pm

    CAIRO - The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown.

  • Israel deports Gaza flotilla activists 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:56 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has deported a group of pro-Palestinian activists, including a former Tunisian president, who tried to breach its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

  • A year after Gaza war, Hamas entrenched as frustration grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 7:38 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Emad Firi is angry. During last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a shell slammed through the roof of his house and shredded his right leg. Unable to work, Firi's son now drives his taxi but the family struggles to survive.

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT 
    Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am

    Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight

  • Egypt sees sandstorm and earthquake on the same day 
    Updated: Jun-27-15 2:41 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.

  • Palestinian minister hands 'war crimes' files to ICC 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 10:58 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki handed International Criminal Court prosecutors a file Thursday detailing possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza and settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • AP Interview: Gaza rebuilding moving at 'snail's pace' story has photos
    Updated: Jun-25-15 3:46 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza reconstruction is moving at a "snail's pace" and at this rate, it would likely take 30 years to rebuild the extensive damage from last summer's Israel-Hamas war, a senior U.N. official said.

  • UN report on Gaza: Both sides may be guilty of war crimes 
    Updated: Jun-22-15 11:00 am

    JERUSALEM - A much-awaited United Nations report into the 2014 Gaza war released Monday found that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during the conflict.

  • Egypt names ambassador to Israel after nearly 3 years 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 1:31 pm

    CAIRO - Egypt has named a new ambassador to Israel nearly three years after it had recalled the last one at the outset of the 2012 Israeli offensive in Gaza.

  • Israel, Hamas in unspoken alliance against Gaza extremists 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 11:29 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - Nearly a year after a devastating war, Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers appear to have formed an unspoken alliance in a common battle against the shared threat of jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group.

  • UAE aid money to Gaza gives boost to former Fatah leader 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 9:14 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - The United Arab Emirates is paying tens of millions of dollars to support Palestinian war victims in Gaza, but the aid is also giving a boost to an exiled Fatah leader of the impoverished enclave.

  • UN agency for Palestine refugees in worst-ever cash crunch 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 12:03 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A top official says the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees faces the worst financial crisis in its 65-year history, coming up short hundreds of millions of dollars in 2015, including for emergency operations in war-ravaged Gaza and Syria.

  • Israelis go on offensive ahead of UN report story has photos
    Updated: Jun-14-15 3:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel on Sunday launched a pre-emptive assault on an upcoming U.N. report into last year's war in the Gaza Strip, saying the report is unfairly biased and issuing its own report that blames Gaza's Hamas militant rulers for the heavy civilian casualties.

  • Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois story has photos
    Updated: Jun-13-15 5:50 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A leading academic group voted Saturday to censure the University of Illinois' flagship campus over its decision not to hire a professor following his anti-Israel Twitter messages, a vote the university's chancellor said will have repercussions and is being taken seriously.

  • Egypt opens borders with Gaza for the first time in months 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 7:52 am

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egypt opened its borders with the Gaza Strip for the first time in months Saturday, allowing Palestinians to enter and leave the isolated coastal strip.

  • Israel concludes probe of Gaza deaths of 4 children at beach 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 4:28 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military has concluded its probe into one of the most harrowing incidents from the 2014 summer war with Hamas, saying the deaths of four Palestinian children killed on a Gaza beach were accidental.

  • Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 12:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Gaza residents are unhappy with the territory's Islamic militant Hamas rulers and by its war with Israel last summer, a new Palestinian poll released Tuesday shows.

  • In Gaza Strip, fish farms bring relief to seafood lovers story has photos
    Updated: Jun-09-15 10:36 am

    KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip - The Gaza Strip, with a 40-kilometer (25-mile) Mediterranean coastline, was always known for its seafood until Israel restricted the fishing area.

  • A nervous Hamas takes on jihadi threat 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 2:25 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Still recovering from a devastating war with Israel last summer, Gaza's Hamas rulers now find themselves confronting a new internal threat: jihadi militants who support the Islamic State group and appear intent on provoking Israel in order to pressure and embarrass Hamas.

  • Egyptian court overturns naming Hamas terror organization 
    Updated: Jun-06-15 5:58 am

    CAIRO - An Egyptian court overturned a decision naming Hamas a terrorist organization Saturday, a ruling coming after months of increasing hostility to the blockaded rulers of the Gaza Strip.

  • AP Analysis: Fair to boycott Israel? Global momentum grows story has photos
    Updated: Jun-06-15 5:52 am

    In boardrooms and campuses, on social media and in celebrity circles, momentum seems to be growing for a global pressure campaign on Israel. The atmosphere recalls the boycotts that helped demolish apartheid South Africa a quarter century ago.

  • Orange's pullout from Israel gives lift to boycott movement story has photos
    Updated: Jun-04-15 2:40 pm

    JERUSALEM - French telecom giant Orange SA's declaration that it wants to cut business ties with Israel has given a boost to the burgeoning anti-Israel boycott movement while also drawing a sharp rebuke from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday.