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JERUSALEM | The Latest: Hamas: Lieberman’s exit is a ‘victory for Gaza’

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 2 p.m. Hamas says the resignation of Israel’s defense minister after a two-day bout of heavy fighting is a “political victory for Gaza.” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri says Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation Wednesday marked “recognition of defeat and failure … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Hamas: Lieberman’s exit is a ‘victory for Gaza’

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 9 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says Egyptian mediators are in Israel trying to get the government to agree on a Gaza cease-fire. Riyad Mansour, who represents the Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told reporters at U.N. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza‘s Hamas rulers (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip say they have accepted an Egyptian-mediated cease-fire amid a major flare-up of violence with Israel. Hamas and smaller armed groups announced the cease-fire in a joint statement late Tuesday. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza militant groups accept cease-fire

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli strikes kill 2 after Gaza rocket attack

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Palestinian health officials say Israeli airstrikes in the northern Gaza Strip have killed two people and wounded another three. It was not immediately clear if the casualties were militants or civilians. Health officials said they were all men in their 20s. Israel launched … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli strikes kill 2 after Gaza rocket attack

JERUSALEM | Gaza flare-up kills Israeli officer, 7 Palestinians

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says an officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during an operation in southeast Gaza Strip, involving an exchange of gunfire. The early Monday statement followed a rare late-night burst of violence in which seven Palestinians were also killed. The flare-up came as Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers had … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Gaza flare-up kills Israeli officer, 7 Palestinians

JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israel’s prime minister on Sunday defended his decision to allow the transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Gaza’s Hamas rulers, rejecting criticism that the move had strengthened the Islamic militant group. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that it was “the right step” at the moment, and that he was committed to restoring quiet … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli leader criticized for money transfer to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants’ salaries

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — Gaza’s Hamas rulers say they have received $15 million from Qatar to help pay the salaries of civil servants. Employees reporting to the Islamic militant group lined up outside local banks Friday to receive 60 percent of their long-overdue salaries. A Qatari envoy brought in the money through Israel Thursday. … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants’ salaries

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Israel accuses Syria, Iran on overnight attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip  — The Latest on the Israel-Palestinians conflict (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Israeli military has accused Syria and Iran of responsibility in a night-long barrage of rocket attacks out of the Gaza Strip and has threatened to strike Iranian targets in Syria in response. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | The Latest: Israel accuses Syria, Iran on overnight attacks