Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas sites over fire ballons

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas sites in Gaza on Wednesday after incendiary balloons were launched from the Palestinian enclave in the first such attacks since a fragile ceasefire ended 11 days of deadly fighting last month. The violence poses an early test for the government of new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, whose patchwork coalition came to… Read More Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas sites over fire ballons

Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

Egypt’s intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday in an effort to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and to discuss reconstruction plans following the recent hostilities, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said. The visit was the first by an Egyptian intelligence chief to the enclave since the early 2000s.… Read More Egypt’s intelligence chief meets with Hamas leaders for Gaza truce talks

UN launches investigation into crimes committed during Israel, Hamas conflict

The United Nations Human Rights Council agreed on Thursday to launch an international investigation into alleged crimes committed during the 11-day conflict between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza. The independent investigation will have a broad mandate to look into all alleged violations, not just in Gaza and the occupied West Bank, but… Read More UN launches investigation into crimes committed during Israel, Hamas conflict

Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins

A truce between Israel and Hamas took hold on Friday after the worst violence in years, with U.S. President Joe Biden pledging to salvage the devastated Gaza Strip and the United Nations urging renewed Israeli-Palestinian dialogue. Israeli aerial bombardment of the densely populated enclave killed 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, wounded more than 1,900 and… Read More Celebrations following ceasefire as truce between Israel and Hamas begins

Dozens dead as Israeli airstrikes, Hamas rocket attacks continue

Israeli air strikes killed 26 Palestinians, including eight children, in Gaza early on Sunday, Gaza health officials said, and rockets were fired into Israel as hostilities stretched into a seventh day. The pre-dawn attacks in the centre of Gaza City brought the death toll in Gaza to 174, including 47 children, health officials said. Israel… Read More Dozens dead as Israeli airstrikes, Hamas rocket attacks continue

Death toll rises, buildings destroyed as Israel-Hamas violence rages

Israel pounded Gaza on Saturday, destroying a tower block that housed news media organisations, while Palestinian rocket salvoes hit Tel Aviv with no sign of an end to almost a week of fighting. Palestinians say at least 140 people, including 39 children, have been killed in Gaza since the conflict erupted on Monday. Israel has… Read More Death toll rises, buildings destroyed as Israel-Hamas violence rages

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declares state of emergency in Lod as violence flares

Violence in mixed Jewish-Arab towns in Israel flared early on Wednesday amid growing anger within the country’s Arab minority over Israeli air strikes on Gaza and police raids on Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in Lod, near Tel Aviv, after reports emerged on Tuesday of Arabs setting fire… Read More Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu declares state of emergency in Lod as violence flares

Dozens dead as fighting between Israel, Hamas escalates

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated on Wednesday, with at least 35 killed in Gaza and five in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years. Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza into Wednesday morning, as the Islamist group and other Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and… Read More Dozens dead as fighting between Israel, Hamas escalates