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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza City for a rally marking the 31st anniversary of the militant Hamas group’s establishment. Hamas fighters in military fatigues paraded with rockets and heavy machineguns during Sunday’s rally. The Islamist group said the large turnout reflects widespread support despite domestic and … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Tens of thousands rally in Gaza to mark Hamas anniversary

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank | Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank— Israel is threatening vacation rental company Airbnb with high taxes and legal repercussions over its decision to remove listings from Jewish West Bank settlements. The threats step up Israel’s fight against a global movement advocating for boycotts over the country’s treatment of the Palestinians. Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin says Tuesday … Continue reading KFAR ADUMIM, West Bank | Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia— Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Monday gave his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, expressing support for his son, the crown prince, and making no mention of allegations that the young royal ordered the killing. The annual policy speech by the king instead highlighted Saudi … Continue reading RIYADH, Saudi Arabia | Saudi king’s speech makes no mention of slain journalist

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