• Israel-Hamas May 22

    Hamas Defiant With Military Parade, Appearance of Top Leader

    Hundreds of masked Hamas fighters brandishing assault rifles have paraded through the streets of Gaza City and the group’s top leader appeared in public for the first time

  • Israel May 6, 2019

    Israel Steps Up Strikes as Gaza Rocket Attacks Intensify

    Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel on Sunday, killing at least four Israelis and bringing life to a standstill across the region in the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. As Israel pounded Gaza with airstrikes, the Palestinian death toll rose to 23, including two pregnant women and two babies. The bloodshed marked the first Israeli fatalities...

  • Department of State May 5, 2019

    Under Heavy Rocket Fire, Israeli Reprisals Kill 6

    Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby, were killed, while four Israelis were wounded, including an elderly man who was in a critical...

  • Israel Mar 31, 2019

    Israel, Hamas Take First Steps Toward Gaza Cease-Fire Deal

    A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in recent days to broker a cease-fire agreement, but talks have been repeatedly interrupted by Palestinian rocket attacks...

  • Israel Mar 30, 2019

    Rockets From Gaza Strip Hit Israel; 4 Die at Border Protest

    Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military announced, following a day of mass protests that saw Israeli troops kill four Palestinians near the territory’s border. The rocket attack threatens to undermine Egyptian-mediated efforts to cement a deal that the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers hope will ease a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockage of the...

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2019

    Trump Formally Recognizes Israeli Control of Golan Heights

    President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy. Standing alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House, Trump made formal a move he announced in a tweet last week. The president said it was time for the U.S. to take the step after...

  • GUARD Mar 15, 2019

    Israel Strikes 100 Gaza Targets Following Tel Aviv Rocket Attack

    Israeli warplanes on Friday struck some 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv. Rocket fire persisted into the morning, setting the stage for additional possible reprisals. The army said that its targets had included an office complex in Gaza City used to plan and command Hamas...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2018

    In Gaza Protests, Israeli Troops Aim for The Legs

    Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly...

  • spokesman Aug 9, 2018

    Hamas Says Gaza Cease-Fire Reached With Israel

    Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But the deal did not appear to address the deeper issues that have prevented the bitter enemies from reaching a longer cease-fire arrangement. Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV channel reported late Thursday...

  • Israel Jul 15, 2018

    Israel Exchanges Intense Fire With Hamas Militants in Gaza

    The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from...

  • Associated Press May 29, 2018

    Gaza Militants Strike Israel, Drawing Israeli Retaliation

    Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. The Israeli military said most of the projectiles were intercepted, but three soldiers were wounded, raising the chances of further Israeli retaliation. One mortar shell...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2018

    Israel Faces Diplomatic Fallout After Dozens Killed in Gaza

    Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador, while Ireland and Belgium summoned Israeli envoys. Leading European countries and the U.N. human rights office called for...

  • Donald Trump May 15, 2018

    Dozens Killed in Gaza as US Embassy Opens in Jerusalem

    In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed dozens of Palestinians and woundedhundres more during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem. It was by far the deadliest day of cross-border violence since a devastating 2014...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2018

    Protests Grow at Israeli-Gaza Border Over New US Embassy in Jerusalem

    Protests grow at the Israeli-Gaza border over the weekend as Palestinians protest the opening of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. The U.S. broke tradition with other countries, which continue to keep their embassies in Tel Aviv.

  • Donald Trump May 12, 2018

    1 Dead, Dozens Hurt by Israeli Fire in Gaza Border Protest

    A Palestinian was killed and 176 were wounded by Israeli army fire Friday as thousands of Gaza residents protested near their sealed border — part of a weeks-long campaign to end a decade-old blockade of the territory. Later Friday, vandals burned a fuel complex and a conveyor belt on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s main cargo crossing with Israel, causing...

  • Associated Press Apr 7, 2018

    9 Killed, Scores Wounded by Israeli Fire in Gaza Protest

    Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel on Friday, engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli snipers and cheering a Hamas strongman who pledged that the border fence will eventually fall. Israeli troops opened fire from across the border, killing at least nine Palestinians and wounding...

  • Israel Mar 31, 2018

    Deadly Clashes in Gaza Mark Start of Palestinian Campaign

    Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, and 15 were killed by Israeli fire on the first day of what Hamas organizers said will be six weeks of daily protests against a stifling border blockade. It was the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 cross-border war between...

  • Donald Trump Jul 11, 2017

    US Inks Anti-Terror Deal With Qatar in Press to End Dispute

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sealed a deal Tuesday to intensify Qatar’s counterterrorism efforts, tackling a central issue in the spat pitting the besieged Gulf nation against four other American allies lined up against it. Tillerson outlined the agreement at the end of his first visit to Qatar since its neighbors moved to isolate it over grievances, including what...

  • Associated Press Apr 17, 2017

    Hundreds of Palestinians Held by Israel Launch Hunger Strike

    Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons launched a hunger strike Monday, in what their leader behind bars called a new step in the Palestinians’ “long walk to freedom.” Activists said more than 1,500 of about 6,500 Palestinians held by Israel as so-called security prisoners joined the open-ended protest and that it was the largest such strike in five years. The...

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