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

Biden administration restores Trump-rescinded policy on illegitimacy of Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday reinstated a U.S. legal finding from nearly 50 years ago that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories are “unlawful” under international law. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US believes the settlements violate Israel’s obligations a decision by his predecessor, Mike Pompeo, in the Biden … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: US vetoes UN resolution for Gaza cease-fire

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas in the disputed Gaza Strip. free hostages kidnapped in Israel. The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13 to 1, with Britain abstaining, reflecting strong … Read more

Israel strikes across Gaza as US says it will block cease-fire resolution at UN

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes in Gaza killed at least 18 people overnight, according to medics and witnesses, while the United States said it would veto another draft of a UN ceasefire resolution. The US, Israel’s main ally, is instead hoping to broker a ceasefire deal and the release of hostages between Israel … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: ICJ to begin hearing on Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court on Monday opens historic hearings on the legality of Israel’s 57-year occupation of land sought for a Palestinian state, putting the 15 international judges back at the heart of the decades-long Israeli conflict is dumped. -Palestinian conflict. Six days of hearings are planned at the … Read more

Israel-Hamas war: Israeli hostage rescue in Rafah kills 67

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces rescued two hostages and stormed a heavily guarded apartment in a densely populated Gaza Strip city early Monday. Gaza Strip Airstrikes to cover the attack killed more than 60 Palestinians, including women and children. The Rafah rescue operation briefly shocked Israelis, who were shocked by the fate of … Read more

Biden: Israel shouldn’t press into Rafah without plan to protect civilians

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel should not conduct a military operation against the militant Hamas group in the densely populated Gaza border city of Rafah without a “credible and actionable” plan to protect civilians, U.S. President Joe Biden told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the White House said on Sunday. It was the president’s strongest … Read more