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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, Pool)

Israel will exert ‘great force’ against Hamas after it rejected truce

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an […]

07/15/2014

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Martin Fletcher: Hamas claimed it launched several drones at Israel

Israel shot down a drone today. It’s the first time Israel encountered an unmanned aircraft since the campaign against Gaza Strip militants began last week. Hamas claims it has multiple drones. Is this a game-changer […]

07/14/2014

A Palestinian searches the ruins of the Al-Tawfeeq mosque after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel widens air attack, Gaza death toll tops 125

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive […]

07/12/2014

This undated image released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a combination of three photos of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrah, 19, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old with dual Israeli-American citizenship, who disappeared while hitchhiking home near the West Bank city of Hebron late at night on June 12, 2014 and were never heard from again. The Israeli military found the bodies of the three missing teenagers on Monday, June 30, 2014, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants. The grisly discovery culminated a feverish search that led to Israel's largest ground operation in the Palestinian territory in nearly a decade and raised fears of renewed fighting with Hamas.(AP Photo/Israel Defense Forces)

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military found the bodies of three missing teenagers on Monday, just over two weeks after they were abducted in the West Bank, allegedly by Hamas militants — a grisly discovery […]

06/30/2014

Bedouins gather around the grave of Salah Abu Latif during his funeral in the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Latif was killed by a Palestinian sniper as he was working on the fence between Israel and Gaza. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

String of Palestinian attacks has Israel jittery

JERUSALEM (AP) — A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising. In […]

12/26/2013

Israeli army paramedics treat a civilian shot near the Israel and Gaza border, Dec. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel launches Gaza airstrikes for worker killing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli air and ground forces launched a series of attacks Tuesday on targets across the Gaza Strip, killing a young girl and wounding 10 in response to the deadly […]

12/24/2013

Israeli policemen inspect a bus after an explosive device detonated in a Tel Aviv suburb, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Tomer Appelboum)

Israel reports rocket from Gaza hits village, no injuries

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area in a southern Israeli village but caused no injuries. The army says the rocket was fired by […]

12/23/2013

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Israel army shoots 2 Palestinians on Gaza border

JERUSALEM (AP) – The Israeli military says its soldiers have shot two Palestinians who tampered with the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. The military said the Palestinians approached the fence on Monday […]

09/30/2013

This Sept. 2012 photo taken in Gaza's Central Prison released by Human Rights Watch shows Hani Abu Aliyan, a 28-year-old convicted of killing a boy in 2000, when he himself was 14 years old, and of killing a friend in a dispute over money in 2009. (AP Photo/Human Rights Watch)

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group demanded Tuesday that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was […]

08/20/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Morsi foes, supporters rally in Egypt as prosecutors probe ousted president

CAIRO (AP) — There are mass rallies taking place across Egypt today by tens of thousands of backers of the country’s military, and supporters of the president who was forced from office by the military. […]

07/26/2013

Gaza Strip

Hamas shaves heads of Gaza youths with long hair

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Police in Hamas-ruled Gaza have started grabbing young men with long or gel-styled spiky hair off the streets, bundling them into jeeps, mocking them and shaving their heads.

04/07/2013

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So. California Better Business Bureau expelled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Better Business Bureau has expelled a Southern California chapter after an investigation into an apparent pay-to-play scandal.

03/12/2013

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