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Al Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — A female journalist for Al Jazeera was shot and killed while covering an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin early Wednesday. The broadcaster and a reporter who was w...

Israel closes crossing to Gaza workers after rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Saturday that it would close its border crossing to thousands of Gaza workers after a series of rockets were fired from the territory ruled by the militant Hamas group in ...

In Gaza, an application languishes, and a toddler dies

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jalal al-Masri and his wife spent eight years and their life savings on fertility treatments in order to have their daughter, Fatma. When she was diagnosed with a congenital heart def...

Palestinians with Ukraine ties empathize with victims of war

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Astal family in the Gaza Strip is once again confronting the horrors of war — air raids, food shortages, power cuts, frantic phone calls. But this time, they are on...

Egypt steps up Gaza role after brokering last year's truce

After years of behind-the-scenes activity in the Gaza Strip, Egypt is going public. Since mediating a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group, Egypt has sent...

Rubble brings opportunity, and risk, in war-scarred Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip has few jobs, little electricity and almost no natural resources. But after four bruising wars with Israel in just over a decade, it has lots of rubble. ...

Gaza's old battery pileups pose risk to health, environment

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Virtually every household in the Gaza Strip relies on batteries to keep their home running -- a result of years of chronic power outages. These batteries...

Defiant in war and isolation, Hamas plays long game in Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each month, hundreds of trucks heavy with fuel, cement and other goods cross a plowed no man’s land between Egypt and the Gaza Strip — and Hamas becomes stronger. ...

Defiant in war and isolation, Hamas plays long game in Gaza

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Each month, hundreds of trucks heavy with fuel, cement and other goods cross a plowed no man’s land between Egypt and the Gaza Strip — and Hamas becomes stronger. ...

New soccer league helps Gaza amputees cope with war trauma

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The players race across the pitch on crutches, jostling for the soccer ball and passing it back and forth, their prosthetic legs lined up along the sidelines at a stadium ...

Hamas: Qatar paying public salaries by sending fuel to Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers have reached an agreement by which Qatar will resume subsidizing the salaries of public employees by sending fuel to the impoverished territory, a Hama...

Winter rain floods Gaza homes damaged in last spring's war

BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first rainstorm of winter sent water pouring into Ghalia al-Attar's house through cracks in the walls and tin roof, as the widow, her children and grandchildren spre...

Hamas 'guardian' law keeps Gaza woman from studying abroad

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Afaf al-Najar had found a way out of Gaza. The 19-year-old won a scholarship to study communications in Turkey, secured all the necessary travel documen...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusal...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Gaza and Syria, journalists and activists feel Facebook censors their speech, flagging inoffensive Arabic posts as terrorist content. In India and Myanmar, politi...