Mental health care yet another casualty of Gaza war

DEIR AL BALAH, Gaza Strip —  The war in Gaza is maiming minds as well as bodies. A burgeoning mental health crisis in the tiny coastal enclave is vastly overshadowed by…

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Black Pastors Pressure Biden to Call for a Cease-Fire in Gaza

As the Israel-Hamas war enters its fourth month, a coalition of Black faith leaders is pressuring the Biden administration to push for a cease-fire — a campaign spurred in part…

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Desperate families of Gaza hostages push for a cease-fire

JERUSALEM —  In recent days, the families of Israeli hostages still being held in Gaza have grown increasingly desperate. They’ve stormed highways, blocked convoys of aid heading into Gaza and erected…

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Top U.N. court rejects demand for Gaza cease-fire

JERUSALEM —  The United Nations’ top court Friday ordered Israel to take steps to limit death and destruction in its war in Gaza, but stopped short of demanding a cease-fire. The…

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ICJ directs Israel to prevent commission of genocide in Gaza, declines to order ceasefire – developing story – JURIST

The International Court of Justice ordered Israel on Friday to “take all measures within its power” to prevent breaches of the Genocide Convention in the Gaza Strip but declined to…

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California Sen. Laphonza Butler on Trump, Gaza, her future

COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-Calif.), whom Gov. Gavin Newsom appointed last year to fill the seat of the late Dianne Feinstein, has been in Congress for just over 100…

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Granderson: U.S. has decided whose suffering counts more in Gaza

President Biden was right to issue a statement this week marking the 100th day in captivity for many of the hostages kidnapped in Israel by Hamas militants on Oct. 7….

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Exclusive: Top Biden Aid Official For Gaza Will Soon Leave Post

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Congress Might Pressure Biden Over His Israel Policy

With President Joe Biden still refusing to limit American support for Israel’s bloody offensive in Gaza, senators could soon play a big role in challenging — and even changing —…

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‘We’re still San Francisco:’ Board of Supervisors votes in favor of cease-fire resolution in Gaza

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday joined a number of California cities and municipalities in voting in favor of a resolution calling for a cease-fire to the hostilities in…

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Blinken Meets Arab Leaders To Keep Gaza Violence Contained

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — On another urgent diplomatic mission to the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met Sunday with Arab partners to press for their help in…

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Senior Israeli Official Admits Gaza Is A ‘Ghetto’

A senior Israeli official from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government admitted on Saturday that the Gaza Strip is a “ghetto” and that Israel must reduce the enclave’s Palestinian population…

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In war-stricken Gaza, hunger is a constant companion

DEIR AL BALAH, Gaza Strip —  In wartime Gaza, death can come quickly or slowly. Starvation is slow. With the war between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas now in…

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Egypt Floats Ambitious Plan To End Israel-Hamas War As Death Toll In An Israeli Strike Rises To 106

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has put forward an ambitious, initial proposal to end the Israel-Hamas war with a cease-fire, a phased hostage release and the creation of a Palestinian government…

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Pope Says ‘Our Hearts Are In Bethlehem’ As He Presides Over The Christmas Eve Mass

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Recalling Jesus’ birth in a stable in Bethlehem, Pope Francis in a Christmas Eve homily said that “the clash of arms even today” prevents Jesus “from…

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Farewells from Gaza: With their lives at risk, Palestinians are posting goodbye messages

The people of Gaza have lived for more than two months under the constant specter of death. Shaken by falling bombs, surrounded by advancing troops and grieving the loss of…

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Bethlehem Resembles A Ghost Town, Christmas Celebrations Canceled Amid War In Gaza

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — The normally bustling biblical birthplace of Jesus resembled a ghost town on Sunday, as Christmas Eve celebrations in Bethlehem were called off due to the…

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Gaza death toll exceeds 20,000 as Israel expands ground war

By Najib Jobain and Sam Magdy | Associated Press RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Israel’s war to destroy Hamas has killed more than 20,000 Palestinians, health officials in Gaza said Friday,…

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Hostage love story: Vows in Israel, captivity in Gaza, rebuilding in Thailand

BAN HAET, Thailand  —  It was around 5:30 a.m. that Yo’s fiance heard the explosions and shook her awake. “Let’s go to the bunker,” he said. Seeking shelter from incoming…

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Jerusalem Catholic officials: Israel sniper killed 2 women and wounded 7 others in Gaza church – JURIST

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Roman Catholic diocese for the region, accused an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper of killing two women and injuring seven other church members at…

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