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

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

Israel replies Palestinian militants rocket attack with airstrikes

Palestinian militants fired a rocket into Israel, drawing Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli military said on Sunday. There were no casualties reported on either side of the border. Israeli police said the Gaza rocket fired on Saturday night damaged a factory in the southern city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said… Read More Israel replies Palestinian militants rocket attack with airstrikes

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