Gaza

  • Israel to step up Gaza offensive: Benjamin Netanyahu 3 hours 14 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: Israel will step up the offensive in the Gaza Strip until rocket firing from there into Israel stops, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday in response to renewed Gaza rocket attacks against central and southern Israel earlier in the day. "Our policy is simple, if they (Hamas)...
  • UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing "grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian...
  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief 18 hours 3 minutes ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile...
  • Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home Yesterday

    Gaza: A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its...
  • US blacklists Gaza-based extremist group Yesterday

    The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in US jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced today they had designated the group, Mujahidin Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, a...
  • Unless blockade ends, Gaza faces years of misery: UN 2 days ago

    Gaza: Unless negotiations to end the Gaza war succeed in lifting a blockade of the territory, Gazans will not see any improvement in their lives for at least another 15 years, the head of a UN relief agency said on Monday. Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are in Egypt trying to secure...
  • Gaza death toll rises above 2,000: Health Ministry 2 days ago

    Gaza City: The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip rose above 2,000 on Monday, the health ministry said as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds. According to a ministry statement, a total of 2,016 people were killed and another 10,196...
  • Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce 5 days ago

    Gaza: The Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza accused Israel on Friday of a cross-border shooting in violation of a truce that has largely held since getting off to a shaky start on Thursday. An Israeli military spokeswoman said "We have no knowledge of such an incident." The Palestinian ministry in the coastal...
  • Israel, Hamas agree on a new 5 day truce in Gaza: Egypt 1 week ago

    Cairo: An agreement between Israel and Hamas had decided to extend the temporary truce in Gaza for five more days, Egypt has said. The announcement came on Thursday, moments before the existing cease-fire was to expire. Egyptian capital is the hosting these talks. It was been accepted by both the parties to...
  • No breakthrough in Gaza talks as clock ticks on 72-hour truce 1 week ago

    Jerusalem: Israel threatened to wipe out Hamas if current truce in Gaza collapsed as time ran out on Wednesday on the 72-hour ceasefire with no breakthrough in indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators due to "significant disagreements". "Israel cannot afford a war of attrition...If the current ceasefire is heading towards...
  • Palestinians say UN probe will prove Israel war crimes August 13, 2014

    Caracas: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said on Wednesday that a probe by the UN Human Rights Council will prove that Israel committed war crimes and violated humanitarian law during its Gaza offensive. Speaking after Israel complained that the inquiry was biased, Maliki said the Palestinians were confident in the commission,...
  • Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war August 12, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt on Monday to end a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency said, after a new 72-hour truce held for a day. Israeli negotiators flew in and out of Cairo on Monday, an Egyptian official said, but no details were...
  • Israel, Palestinians launch new three-day truce August 11, 2014

    Gaza: Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT. There were no immediate reports of breaches of the ceasefire although Hamas claimed it fired rockets as far as the Tel Aviv area...
  • Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer August 10, 2014

    Cairo: Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term ceasefire arrangement in the Gaza Strip. Israel had walked away from ceasefire talks over the weekend, after militants resumed their...
  • Israel says won't talk Gaza truce while under fire August 10, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel said on Sunday it was prepared for protracted military action in Gaza and would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinians kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire. The head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo had said it would leave unless Israeli negotiators, who flew...
  • Renewed fighting jeopardizes Gaza truce efforts August 10, 2014

    Gaza: An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian man and wounded seven others on Sunday, medics said, in a third day of renewed fighting that has jeopardized international efforts to achieve a lasting ceasefire in a more than month-old Gaza conflict. The parties remained far apart. Israel refused to send back...
  • Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched more than 30 aerial attacks in Gaza on Saturday, killing five Palestinians, and militants fired rockets at Israel as the conflict entered a second month, defying international efforts to negotiate an agreement for an extended ceasefire. The violence seemed to delay any progress in talks brokered by Egypt...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war. Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be agreed. Palestinian factions said they...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 8, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 18 rockets from Gaza and Israel's...
  • Hamas official says not extending 72-hour Gaza truce August 8, 2014

    Cairo: A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said. Israel and Hamas have been holding indirect talks in Cairo on new,...
  • No country would tolerate terror attacks on it: Barack Obama August 7, 2014

    Washington: Strongly defending US' ally Israel, President Barack Obama has said no country would tolerate launching of rockets and terror attacks on its cities, as he called for the extension of a ceasefire in Gaza. "I have no sympathy for Hamas. I have great sympathy for ordinary people who are struggling...
  • Dialogue only viable option to resolve Gaza crisis: India August 7, 2014

    United Nations: India has said the current crisis in Gaza can be resolved through a negotiated political settlement and dialogue remains the "only viable option" to effectively address issues confronting the region and its people. "We endorse completely Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's statement this morning that a crisis such as the...
  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza ceasefire August 7, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israel has agreed to extend beyond Friday a 72-hour ceasefire that has halted a month of fighting in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, officials said on Thursday as Egyptian efforts intensified to broker a long-term truce between the two sides. "Israel has agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza beyond Friday,"...
  • Gaza truce holds for 2nd day, diplomacy on to secure peace August 6, 2014

    Gaza/Cairo: Palestinians on Wednesday were still coming to terms with the scale of devastation in Gaza on the second day of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, even as the two sides engaged in Egypt-mediated diplomacy to put an end to a war that has claimed about 2,000 lives. Egyptian officials...
  • US supports 72-hour Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza August 6, 2014

    Washington: Supporting the latest ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, the US has asked the two sides to abide by their commitment and look towards establishing lasting peace in the region. "The United States certainly supports the latest 72-hour cease-fire proposal that appears both sides are...
  • Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. Minutes before the ceasefire started at 8 am (0500 GMT), Hamas launched...
  • Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from app store after backlash August 5, 2014

    San Francisco: A mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and invites users to "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" has been pulled from Google's app store, a company spokesman said on Monday after a public backlash. "Bomb Gaza," developed by PlayFTW and still available as an app...
  • Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour Gaza ceasefire plan August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end. Still, both sides signaled a rough road...
  • Palestine, Israel trade charges of breaking Gaza truce August 4, 2014

    Gaza: Palestinians and Israel accused each other of breaking a seven-hour ceasefire intended to allow humanitarian aid into the battered Gaza Strip soon after it came into force on Monday. Palestinians said Israel had bombed a refugee camp in Gaza City, killing an eight-year-old girl and wounding 29 other people, while...
  • Israeli airstrike kills militant leader Daniel Mansour in Gaza August 4, 2014

    Gaza City (Gaza Strip): An Israeli airstrike killed a militant leader in the Gaza Strip on Monday, just hours ahead of an expected seven-hour truce announced by Israel that was meant to open a "humanitarian window" for aid. However, the Israeli military said the cease-fire, which was to start at 10...