Most Gazans support resistance against Israel and Hamas and Islamic Jihad still do have a following, though some Gazans are frustrated with the groups. Analysts see a rift forming between them.
A Palestinian gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City early Sunday, wounding eight Israelis in an attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza.
Israeli airstrikes flattened homes in Gaza and rocket barrages into southern Israel persisted, raising fears of an escalation in a conflict that has killed at least 24 people in Gaza.
President Biden says that he's committed to the two-state solution for Israel and an independent Palestinian state. But with that goal out of reach, he said, the U.S. will look to help Palestinians.
President Biden said "I always bring up human rights" on foreign trips, but stopped short of saying he would raise the 2018 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi when he meets Saudi leaders.
The White House says Biden is trying to limit physical contact during his trip to the Middle East because of COVID risks. But it's a decision that comes conveniently ahead of an awkward meeting.
In his visits to Israel and Saudi Arabia this week, President Biden will aim to keep the oil flowing and lock in progress on the Middle East's simmering conflicts.
Joe Biden has jettisoned most of his predecessor's foreign policy. But not the Abraham Accords. Those agreements between Israel and its neighbors are in the spotlight as Biden heads to the Mideast.
NPR journalists followed Youssef Al-Kurd and his family for months as they begged for the medical care that could save his life.
The Israeli military on Saturday said it shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by Lebanese militant group Hezbollah moving near an Israeli gas platform in the Mediterranean Sea.