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  • UN says Gaza requires unprecedented reconstruction

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top U.N. official in the Mideast said Monday that Gaza will require massive reconstruction and proposed expanding a U.N.-Israeli system to import construction materials into the Palestinian territory. Robert Serry told the U.N. Security Council that ending the blockade...

  • In Gaza, emotional wounds of war remain unhealed

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — Shahed Quishta was curled up in an armchair one late afternoon during the Gaza war when a shell slammed into her living room. Shrapnel pierced the 8-year-old's head and neck, and she died minutes after arriving at a hospital. Her funeral was held before nightfall,...

  • Palestinian divisions emerge in Gaza truce talks

    CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinians appeared divided Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Gaza cease-fire, with officials saying Hamas was still opposed to a compromise Egyptian proposal that would ease the closure of the territory, while other factions, including delegates representing...

  • The history behind the awkward Obama-Benjamin Netanyahu relationship

    Here's a look at how the two leaders have arrived at yet another point at which both U.S. and Israeli officials are questioning whether the Obama-Netanyahu connection is beyond repair.

  • EU says status quo for Gaza 'not an option'

    CAIRO (AP) — The European Union offered Friday to take charge of Gaza's border crossings and work to prevent illegal arms flows, insisting on a durable truce and saying a return to the status quo for the region "is not an option." As EU foreign ministers held an urgent meeting in Brussels about...

  • Palestinians voice optimism as Gaza truce holds

    CAIRO (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides' demands still seemingly irreconcilable,...

  • Subtle voices of dissent surface in war-torn Gaza

    BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The group of neighbors surveyed the destruction wreaked on their residential complex by Israeli bombardment, with building after building flattened or punctured by shells. The men then began to voice something almost never heard out loud in Gaza: criticism of its...

  • Egypt: Israel, Hamas to extend temporary truce

    CAIRO (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to extend a temporary cease-fire for five days, Egyptian and Palestinian officials announced Wednesday, permitting the sides to continue to negotiate a substantive deal to end the war in Gaza. Yet even as the extension was announced just minutes before a...

  • Jewish groups accuse UN chief of being one-sided

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders of major Jewish organizations on Wednesday accused U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of being one-sided in his handling of the crisis in Gaza. A delegation of 11 Jewish organizations met with the U.N. chief to express their concerns, presenting a letter that...

  • AP video journalist Simone Camilli killed in Gaza

    BEIRUT (AP) — Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world. As an Associated Press video journalist, he covered popes in the serene splendor of...

  • NY governor offers 'total solidarity' for Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — New York's governor is visiting Israel, where he is expressing "total solidarity" with the country in the monthlong Gaza war. Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, hours before a temporary cease-fire...

  • Israeli tactic to stop soldier capture criticized

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli military tactic that allows overwhelming fire to stop the capture of soldiers — even at the risk of killing them — is facing criticism after its use in the Gaza war killed some 100 Palestinians. The military used the "Hannibal Procedure" after soldiers feared...

  • Israel targeting mosques hurts Gaza social fabric

    NUSEIRAT REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Only the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced Gaza's Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched in the rubble, residents gathered — and plainclothes Hamas...

  • Cuomo invited to visit Palestinians on Israel trip

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday invited New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators who are heading to Israel this week to visit the Palestinian territories and experience "all sides of the conflict, not just one." Ambassador Riyad...

  • Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt presented a proposed cease-fire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve the crisis and bring relief to the embattled Gaza Strip....



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