Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad on Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, drawing day-long rocket salvoes in the worst cross-border fighting in months. The rare targeted strike which killed Islamic Jihad’s Baha Abu Al-Atta in Gaza came as Syrian state media said a separate missile attack had hit… Read More Israeli airstrikes kill commander of militant group Islamic Jihad

Calm returns to Israel-Gaza border following ceasefire agreement

A ceasefire to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold on Monday after hundreds of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes. The latest round of hostilities erupted three days ago, peaking on Sunday when rockets and missiles from Hamas Islamist-run Gaza killed four civilians in Israel,… Read More Calm returns to Israel-Gaza border following ceasefire agreement

Eight killed as Israel, Gaza cross-border fighting intensifies

Rockets from Gaza killed three people in an Israeli city while five Palestinian militants died on Sunday in surging cross-border fighting that included a return by Israel to singling out enemy commanders for attack. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he ordered the military to continue massive strikes against Gaza’s ruling Hamas group and Islamic… Read More Eight killed as Israel, Gaza cross-border fighting intensifies

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attack near Tel Aviv

Israel launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Monday after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv wounded seven people, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to the United States. Netanyahu had threatened strong retaliation for the long-range rocket salvo amid accusations from opponents in a closely contested election, two weeks… Read More Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attack near Tel Aviv

Israel conducts reprisal airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

Israeli military aircraft bombed Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Friday, hours after two rockets were launched at Tel Aviv in the first such attack since a 2014 war. Following the overnight exchanges, sirens sounded again in Israeli border towns after dawn broke. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome defense system intercepted… Read More Israel conducts reprisal airstrikes in Gaza Strip following rocket attacks on Tel Aviv

Israeli troops, Hamas militants exchange heavy fire amidst ceasefire talks 

Palestinians fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel and Israel launched scores of air strikes in Gaza as fighting entered a second day on Thursday despite efforts to broker a truce to end months of simmering violence. Palestinian officials said three people were killed in the Israeli attacks: a member of the Islamist Hamas group… Read More Israeli troops, Hamas militants exchange heavy fire amidst ceasefire talks 

Palestinians fire rockets into Israel following airstrikes on sites in Gaza

Israeli aircraft struck militant targets in the Gaza Strip and Palestinians launched dozens of mortar bombs and rockets from the enclave into Israel on Saturday, the Israeli military said. There were no reports of serious casualties on either side of the border in the exchange of fire which followed a familiar pattern of retaliatory attacks… Read More Palestinians fire rockets into Israel following airstrikes on sites in Gaza