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The Latest | Israel says it opened new aid crossing into hard-hit northern Gaza

  • Israel said Friday it had opened a new crossing for aid trucks into hard-hit northern Gaza as it ramps up humanitarian deliveries to the besieged enclave. However, the United Nations says the surge of aid is not being felt in Gaza because of persistent distribution difficulties inside the war-torn territory. Six months of fighting in Gaza have pushed the besieged Palestinian enclave into deepening a humanitarian crisis, with more than 1 million people on the brink of starvation. In the occupied

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    An Israeli airstrike in Gaza kills 3 sons and 4 grandchildren of Hamas' top leader

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli aircraft killed three sons of Hamas’ top political leader in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, striking high-stakes targets at a time when Israel is holding delicate cease-fire negotiations with the militant group. Hamas said four of the leader's grandchildren were also killed. Ismail Haniyeh ’s sons are among the highest-profile figures to be killed in the war so far. Israel said they were Hamas operatives, and Haniyeh accused Israel of acting in “the spirit of reveng

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    Turkey and Israel announce trade barriers on each other as relations deteriorate over Gaza

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Israel announced trade barriers on each other Tuesday as relations deteriorated further amid the war in Gaza. Turkey, a staunch critic of Israel’s military actions in the territory, announced that it was restricting exports of 54 types of products to Israel with immediate effect. They include aluminum, steel, construction products, jet fuel and chemical fertilizers. In response, Israel said it was preparing a ban on products from Turkey. The announcements came a

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    The Latest | Blinken says Israel hasn't told US of any specific date for Rafah ground invasion

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said Israel has not apprised the U.S. of any specific date for the start of a major offensive into the southern Gaza city of Rafah, but added that American and Israeli officials remained in contact to try to ensure that “any kind of major military operation doesn’t do real harm to civilians.” Blinken spoke a day after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed that a date has been set to invade Rafah. The United States, Israel’s closest ally, says a

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    In call with Blinken, father of killed aid worker urges tougher US stance on Israel in Gaza

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — When America's top diplomat called with condolences over the killing of John Flickinger's son in the Israeli airstrikes on a World Central Kitchen aid convoy in Gaza, Flickinger knew what he wanted to say. The grieving father told Secretary of State Antony Blinken the killings by Israel in the Hamas-run territory must end, and that the United States needs to use its power and leverage over its closest Mideast ally to make that happen. Flickinger's 33-year-old son, Ja

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    The Latest | With outrage over strike mounting, Israel punishes officers and vows to let more aid in

    Amid widespread outrage over a strike that killed seven aid workers delivering food in the Gaza Strip, Israel punished five military officers on Friday and said it would take steps to increase the flow of humanitarian aid, including temporarily reopening a key border crossing into northern Gaza. Israel's military dismissed two officers and reprimanded three others for their roles in the drone strikes, saying they mishandled critical information and violated the army’s rules of engagement. Israel

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    Israel dismisses 2 officers over deadly drone strikes on aid workers in Gaza

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Friday that it dismissed two officers and reprimanded three others for their roles in drone strikes in Gaza that killed seven aid workers on a food-delivery mission, saying the officers had mishandled critical information and violated the army’s rules of engagement. The findings of a retired general's investigation into the Monday killings marked an embarrassing admission by Israel, which faces growing accusations from key allies, including the United S

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    Biden urges Egypt, Qatar leaders to press Hamas to come to agreement for Israeli hostages in Gaza

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday wrote to the leaders of Egypt and Qatar, calling on them to press Hamas for hostage deal with Israel, according to a senior administration official, one day after Biden called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to redouble efforts to reach a cease-fire in the six-month-old war in Gaza. The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private letters, said Biden's national security adviser will meet Monday with family m

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    Mother of Canadian aid worker rejects Israel's explanation for his death

    OTTAWA — The mother of a Canadian Army veteran killed during an attack on humanitarian workers in the Gaza Strip this week is rejecting Israel's explanation for what happened. But Sylvie Labrecque, her voice filled with exhaustion and grief, says she remains hopeful that the deaths of her son Jacob Flickinger and six of his colleagues will lead to positive change for all aid workers and the people of Gaza. "I just feel good in a way that I feel that a lot of people are honouring Jacob in many di

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    Iran vows to 'punish Zionist regime' over deadly strike on Iranian consulate attributed to Israel

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard warned Friday that “our brave men will punish the Zionist regime,” escalating threats against Israel for an airstrike that killed seven of the group's members, including two Iranian generals, earlier this week. The strike, widely attributed to Israel, destroyed the consular section at the Iranian embassy in Syria. The attack on an Iranian diplomatic compound was a significant escalation in what has been a long-running shado

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    U.S. warns Israel to change course in Gaza — or else

    Israel's most important international ally has threatened it with an ultimatum to change its war policies — or else.Or else what? That part remains unclear.The United States warned its Middle Eastern ally to immediately adjust course in certain aspects of its war in Gaza during a half-hour phone call on Thursday between President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.That call, the U.S. said, was spurred by the deaths of seven aid workers, including a Canadian-American citizen,

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