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  • Gaza probe 'operational' without Alamuddin

    GENEVA (AP) — The president of the U.N. top human rights body says the commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza is "operational" despite the decision by British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin to pull out of the panel. Alamuddin, who is engaged to marry George Clooney,...

  • Gaza Talks Continue As Truce Holds

    A temporary Israel-Hamas truce continued to hold for a second day Tuesday, as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip resumed in Cairo. (Aug. 12) SHOTLIST: AP Television - AP Clients Only Jebaliya, Gaza Strip - 12 August,...

  • Clooney's fiancee Alamuddin rejects Gaza probe job

    GENEVA (AP) — The British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who is engaged to George Clooney, on Monday pulled out of an appointment to serve on a U.N. commission on possible violations of the rules of war in Gaza. The president of the 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council announced in a statement...

  • Gaza cease-fire takes hold as negotiators gather

    CAIRO (AP) — As a new temporary truce took hold, negotiators from Israel and the Hamas militant group resumed indirect talks Monday to reach a long-term cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. The two sides huddled in an Egyptian government building for nine consecutive hours, a Palestinian official said...

  • Lapid: Gaza aid should be tied to restored PA rule

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Monday called on the international community to pull together a massive aid package for Gaza conditioned on the Palestinian Authority returning to power in place of the Islamic militant group Hamas. Lapid said that the Western-leaning...

  • 7-year-old Gaza closure key in Israel-Hamas talks

    DEIR EL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa powder. As he contemplated starting over,...

  • Gaza's wounded: Living reminder of ravages of war

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When an Israeli airstrike hit the Gaza home for the handicapped where she was staying, Sally Saqr was left shattered. Her pelvis, both legs and an arm were broken, her skull fractured, much of her body burned. In the hospital, doctors couldn't put her limbs in casts...

  • Israel, Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal

    CAIRO (AP) — Israel and the Hamas militant group accepted an Egyptian cease-fire proposal Sunday, clearing the way for the resumption of talks on a long-term truce to end a month of heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip that has taken nearly 2,000 lives. The announcement marked the second time in...

  • Israel-Hamas truce collapses in new violence

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A three-day truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children. The eruption of fighting shattered a brief calm in the...

  • In Gaza, dispute over civilian vs combatant deaths

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the grisly math of the Israel-Hamas war, conflicting counts of combatants and civilians killed in Gaza are emerging — with the ratio perhaps more important to shaping international opinion of the monthlong conflict than any final toll. The U.N. and rights groups...

  • How the United Nations prevents peace in the Middle East

    The organization plays a supporting role in every war between Hamas and Israel.

  • Hamas rejects disarmament proposal

    GAZA CITY, Gaza City (AP) — With a deadline looming hours away, Hamas on Thursday rejected Israeli demands it disarm and threatened to resume its rocket attacks if its demands for lifting a crippling blockade on Gaza were not met. The hard-line stance, voiced by a senior Hamas official at the...

  • Israel and Hamas Dig in As Gaza Talks Go on

    As the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas holds for a third day and peace negotiations continue, both sides appear to be digging in their heels. Hamas demands the blockade be lifted, while Israel insists Hamas disarm first. (Aug. 7) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Gaza City, Gaza...

  • UN chief: Gaza deaths and destruction shame world

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded an end to what he called the senseless cycle of suffering in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Wednesday, telling the General Assembly that "the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world." Ban urged the...

  • Obama urges enduring cease-fire for Gaza Strip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An enduring stability between Israel and Palestinians is not in the near future, and will require leaders on both sides of the generations-long dispute to take political risks for the sake of peace and prosperity, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. But first, Obama said, a...



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