Israeli–Palestinian conflict

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 […]

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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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Ayman Moyeldin: Israeli aircraft hit more than 70 targets in Gaza

The U.S. and Egypt are seeking an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and both are raising the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a […]

07/22/2014

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)

Truce elusive as Hamas, Israel stick to positions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel’s defense minister pledged […]

07/21/2014

Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: US sharpens criticism of Hamas, urges cease-fire

Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Cairo today in an effort to build momentum toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. He will urge the militant Palestinian group […]

07/21/2014

In this June 2012 photo, Max Steinberg poses on a trip to Israel. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Stuart Steinberg)

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. Stuart Steinberg confirmed the death of his son Max Steinberg, 24, to The Associated Press on Sunday. […]

07/21/2014

Ayman Mohyeldin, the NBC News correspondent who personally witnessed yesterday's killing by Israel of four Palestinian boys on a Gazan beach

Ayman Mohyeldin on killing of 4 young boys in Gaza (Video)

NBC News has pulled Ayman Mohyeldin from Gaza after the veteran journalist personally witnessed the death of four Palestinian boys. The day before his removal from Gaza, Mohyeldin reported on the deaths of the four […]

07/18/2014

Israeli soldiers smile as they ride on a military vehicle near the Israel-Gaza Border, Thursday, July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel says it has sent ground troops to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said. The operation came after 10 days of intense fighting between Israel and the Islamic […]

07/17/2014

A Palestinian girl walks with a toy that she salvaged from debris of the el-Yazje apartment building July 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Gaza rocket hits Israel as humanitarian lull ends

JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents had crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops as they took […]

07/17/2014

An Israeli soldiers on top a military vehicle near the Israel Gaza Border, early Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hamas to pay price for its ‘no’ to truce

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas “would pay the price” after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead […]

07/16/2014

Israel's President Shimon Peres listens during an interview with The Associated Press, at his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, July 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

AP INTERVIEW: Israel’s Peres defends airstrikes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres said Tuesday that the killing of civilians by air raids on Gaza presents a moral dilemma, but argued there is scant alternative as long as the Islamic militants […]

07/15/2014

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