Gaza cease-fire talks fail to achieve a breakthrough with Ramadan just days away, Egypt says

CAIRO (AP) — Three days of negotiations with Hamas over a ceasefire in Gaza and the release of Israeli hostages failed to produce a breakthrough Tuesday, Egyptian officials said, less than a week before the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. , the informal deadline for a deal. Nearly five months of fighting … Read more

Many of those killed or wounded in Gaza stampede for aid were shot by Israel’s army, EU arm says

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Many of the Palestinians have been killed or injured in the chaos tried to get bags of flour of an aid convoy were hit by Israeli army fire, the European Union’s diplomatic service said on Saturday, urging an international investigation. Outrage is rising at the desperation of hundreds of thousands … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli media report progress on Gaza cease-fire

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Mediators are making progress on an agreement for a weekslong ceasefire between the two countries Israel and Hamas and the release of dozens of hostages in Gaza and Palestinians jailed by Israel, Israeli media reported on Sunday. Israel’s war cabinet met late Saturday to discuss the proposal, but there was … Read more

Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — A long-awaited postwar plan from Israel’s prime minister shows his government’s commitment to open control over security and civil affairs in the Gaza Strip. That was quickly rejected by Palestinian leaders on Friday and goes against Washington’s view on it ravaged by war enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented … Read more