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Gaza–Israel conflict

A rocket fired by Palestinian militants from inside the Gaza Strip makes its way towards Israel, seen from the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hamas says Gaza war not over until demands met

  GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) — Hamas held on Thursday its first public rally since a cease-fire with Israel, with an official vowing the militant group would never give up its arms and will […]

08/07/2014

Smoke rises following an Israeli strike on Gaza, as seen from the Israel-Gaza Border, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel-Palestinian talks on Gaza underway in Cairo

  CAIRO (AP) — Indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over extending a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip and ending a blockade of the battered territory got underway in Cairo on Wednesday, with both sides taking hard-line positions […]

08/06/2014

An Israeli drone circles over Gaza City on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire plan

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal meant to halt a bruising monthlong war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting […]

08/04/2014

FILE - In this July 9, 2014 file photo, an Iron Dome air defense system fires to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel’s back

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel’s missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break. The […]

08/01/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday between Israel and Hamas, in New Delhi, India, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. During the 72-hour cease-fire, there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)

Kerry condemns ‘outrageous’ Gaza truce violations

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be a “barbaric” action. Secretary of […]

08/01/2014

Smoke rises after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

Cease-fire unravels; Israeli soldier feared captured

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling […]

08/01/2014

Smoke rises after an Israeli strike in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

  JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United […]

07/31/2014

Smoke rises in the skyline from Israeli strikes in eastern Gaza City, early Wednesday, July 30, 2014, amid Israel's heaviest air and artillery assault in more than three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of […]

07/30/2014

Smoke and flames rise from the Gaza power plant after it was hit by Israeli strikes, in the Nusseirat Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. The plant’s shutdown was bound to lead to further serious disruptions of the flow of electricity and water to Gaza’s 1.7 million people. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Tuesday unleashed its heaviest bombardment in a 3-week-old war against Hamas, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials […]

07/29/2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel […]

07/22/2014

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