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

Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

Egypt’s foreign minister stressed during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart on Sunday the need to build on a truce between Israel and Hamas by stopping all practices that lead to escalation, the Foreign Ministry said. Egypt helped broker the May 21 truce to halt the worst fighting in years between Israel and Hamas, the… Read More Israeli, Egyptian officials meet to build up on Gaza truce

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

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

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 

Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in retaliatory strike

Israeli tank fire killed two Hamas militants in Gaza on Tuesday in a strike the Israeli military said was launched against a position from which its troops had come under fire. Hamas and Palestinian health officials in Gaza confirmed the deaths near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, shortly before noon. A statement by the Israeli… Read More Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in retaliatory strike

Israeli tank fire kills Palestinian militants following attack on soldiers at Israel-Gaza border

​Israeli tank shells killed three Palestinian militants as violence flared on the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, four days after a truce that had been largely holding. An Israeli officer was also wounded by a Gaza sniper, the Israeli military said. Hamas, the armed Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip, confirmed that the three Palestinians… Read More Israeli tank fire kills Palestinian militants following attack on soldiers at Israel-Gaza border