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JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

JERUSALEM— The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Palestinian officials say a Gaza fisherman has been killed by Israeli fire in northern Gaza Strip. The fishermen’s union says the 20-year-old man was working Wednesday on the beach near the land maritime fence separating Gaza from Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Gaza fisherman 1st fatality since cease-fire

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Van carrying migrants crashes; 18 hospitalized

BRUSSELS — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Greek authorities say 18 people were hospitalized after the latest in a string of often fatal road accidents involving vehicles smuggling migrants through northern Greece. Police say a van driven by a suspected migrant smuggler and crammed with another 46 people veered … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Van carrying migrants crashes; 18 hospitalized

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli leader says Hamas begged for cease-fire

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): Noon Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers “begged for a cease-fire and they know why.” His comments Wednesday at a memorial service for Israel’s first leader, David Ben-Gurion, were his first since the two sides … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli leader says Hamas begged for cease-fire

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

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s president says no ties with Israel

ISLAMABAD— Pakistan’s President Arif Alvi says the country will not establishing ties with Israel and that it supports the Palestinians because the Gaza Strip has also faced “unprecedented atrocities” like Kashmir. Alvi, before departing to Ankara on a three-day visit Sunday, told reporters that all speculation about the landing of an Israeli jet at an … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s president says no ties with Israel

WASHINGTON | US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

WASHINGTON— The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians, is a victory for U.S. Ambassador David Friedman. He had long sought to end the Jerusalem consulate’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor has issued a warning that if Israel goes ahead and destroys a Palestinian Bedouin village on the West Bank that could constitute a war crime. Israel’s Supreme Court recently rejected a final appeal against plans to demolish the village, Khan al-Ahmar. In a statement Wednesday, … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC prosecutor issues warning on Bedouin village demolition