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

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teenager during protests at Gaza border

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian teenager taking part in protests along the Gaza border on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, the first fatality since Gazans marked the one-year anniversary of the weekly demonstrations in March. The Israeli military said about 7,400 Palestinians massed along the frontier, some throwing rocks, and that there were several… Read More Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teenager during protests at Gaza border

Palestinian killed as Israeli forces barricade Gaza border ahead of anniversary rally

Israeli fire killed a Palestinian man near the Gaza border on Saturday, Palestinian Health officials said, as Israel’s forces massed at the frontier ahead of a rally to mark the first anniversary of a surge of Gaza border protests. The Israeli military said it had not heard of any such incident. Palestinian medics said the… Read More Palestinian killed as Israeli forces barricade Gaza border ahead of anniversary rally

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 forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian girl

Israeli forces shot dead a 16-year-old Palestinian girl who tried to carry out a stabbing attack at a checkpoint between the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem on Wednesday, police said. Palestinian officials identified the dead girl as a resident of the Palestinian city of Ramallah. There have been sporadic Palestinian street attacks on Israelis since… Read More Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian girl