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  • Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state 12 hours 21 minutes ago

    La Paz: Bolivia on Thursday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It "means, in other words, we...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead 12 hours 40 minutes ago

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Wednesday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death...
  • 50 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,283 Yesterday

    Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 50 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN school, in relentless Israeli bombardment in Gaza, a day after one of the bloodiest days in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, taking the death toll to 1,283. Israeli military shelled the UN school based in Gaza's...
  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 Yesterday

    Jerusalem: At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262. Israeli military shelled...
  • Hamas rejects Palestinian agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation Yesterday

    The violence in Gaza continues as attempts at a cease fire fall short. Hamas rejects Palestinian leadership's agreement for 24 hour cease fire violation. The violence in Gaza continues and attempts for any conciliation fall short. ...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24-hour truce': PLO 2 days ago

    Gaza: The Palestinian leadership, along with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are willing to observe a 24-hour ceasefire in the war-torn Gaza Strip, a senior PLO official said on Tuesday. "After extensive calls and consultations with the brothers in Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian leadership announces on behalf of everyone the...
  • Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight 2 days ago

    Gaza:Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, flattened the home of its Islamist Hamas political leader and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets in the enclave on Tuesday, with no end in sight to more than three weeks of conflict. Health officials said at least 30 Palestinians were killed in some...
  • Inside a Hamas tunnel: Watch 2 days ago

    CNN's Wolf Blitzer takes us through the inside of a Hamas tunnel. The top priority of the Israel forces is to find and destroy the Hamas tunnels. The tunnel was about 2 miles long and 45 feet below ground. The Israeli forces have covered more than 30 tunnels in this...
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry 3 days ago

    Washington: Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In an unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the relationship between the US and Israel in jeopardy. They also say the...
  • Ban urges Israel, Hamas to build on Gaza lull 3 days ago

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israel and Hamas to build on a lull in fighting in Gaza to lay the groundwork for talks on a lasting peace. The appeal came a few hours after the UN Security Council called for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza during...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid 3 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • Hamas uses people to protect its missiles: Israeli Prime Minister 4 days ago

    Washington: Defending the military strike inside Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that his country uses missiles to protect its people and alleged that Hamas uses people to protect its missiles. "We use missiles to protect our people. They (Hamas) use their people to protect their missiles," Netanyahu...
  • Ahead of Eid, Hamas agrees to 24-hour Gaza humanitarian truce 4 days ago

    Gaza: Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause. "In response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation, it has been agreed between the resistance factions that a 24-hour humanitarian...
  • Hamas's Alqasam brigade: Fired 12 rockets into Israel 4 days ago

    Representatives say that Hamas's Alqasam brigade is firing rockets out of the strip, into Israel. The Alqasam brigade said they fired as many as 12 rockets in the course of the day. The ceasefire did hold and it provided an opportunity for the many displaced Gazans to take a look. ...
  • 40 arrested in Paris as anti-Israel protest turns violent 4 days ago

    Paris: At least 40 people were arrested in the French capital on Saturday after an anti-Israel protest involving several thousand people turned violent, media reports said. Waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans to show their support for Palestinian people, demonstrators took to the capital's streets at 3 p.m., Xinhua reported citing...
  • Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms 4 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory. Israeli ministers had signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day conflict with Hamas and its...
  • Gaza targets Israel after 12 hours of truce, fires rockets 5 days ago

    Jerusalem: Gaza Strip militants fired mortar rounds into Israel 12 hours after Saturday's start of a temporary truce Israel agreed to extend for another four hours, the army said. "Rockets have just been fired at Israel despite the humanitarian truce being extended" until 2100 GMT, army spokeswoman Avital Leibovich wrote earlier...
  • Shelling of Gaza school kills at least 15; toll nears 800 6 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a UN-run school, killing at least 15 people, as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict reached 796 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed horror at the Thursday attack on the school at Beit...
  • At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school 1 week ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, the Gaza health ministry said on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict's death toll to nearly 750. Israel Radio said, without citing a source, that most of those killed at the United Nations...
  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel 1 week ago

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire July 23, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli forces pounded multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the enclave's sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the bloodshed. In a blow to Israel's economy, US and European air carriers halted flights in and out...
  • Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online July 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message emanating from this latest Israeli-Palestinian conflagration. Using videos, Twitter, text messages, leaflets and phone calls, both sides have attempted to direct the tone of the fighting...
  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15-day conflict; no sign of ceasefire July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Tuesday stepped up its assault on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, raising the Palestinian death toll to 604 in the 15-day conflict that has also left 29 Israelis dead, even as international efforts intensified to broker a ceasefire. Israeli air strikes on Tuesday destroyed several mosques and targeted a...
  • Gaza toll hits 540 as Israeli blitzkrieg continues July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: The toll in the ongoing Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip rose to 540 on Monday, a day which saw a hospital being shelled and 10 Palestinian militants trying to infiltrate Israel being killed. A new Israeli airstrike on a building in the centre of Gaza city on Monday afternoon...
  • Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps to 447 July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli tanks shelled militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday and a woman died in an air strike after the bloodiest day of a nearly two-week military offensive that showed no signs of abating, despite global calls for a truce. Palestinian health officials said the death toll since July...
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza July 21, 2014

    Gaza: The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price on Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified Palestinian civilians to flee their neighborhood, reportedly used to launch rockets at Israel and now devastated by the fighting. Israeli...
  • Four Indian tailors evacuated from Gaza July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India (ROI) in Ramallah, a top UN official said. The four, Abdur Rehman from Lucknow, Anwar Hussein belonging to Mumbai, Kamil hailing from Badam Ganj and...
  • Israel accuses Hamas of violating ceasefire July 20, 2014

    Unrest mounts in Gaza, as Israel has now accused Hamas of violating the ceasefire. Fighting between the two sides is now centered in the town of Shajaia. The ceasefire was requested by Red Cross to allow Palestinian emergency medical workers to tend to the wounded and dead in Shaja'ia. Officials...
  • Turkish PM says Israel is 'more barbaric than Hitler' July 20, 2014

    Ankara: Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while lambasting Israel's ground invasion of Gaza,on Sunday accused the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler", a leading British daily reported. "(Israelis) have no conscience, no honour, no pride. Those who condemn Hitler day and night have surpassed Hitler in barbarism," the Independent...
  • Israel expands Gaza offensive, death toll spirals towards 400 July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Over 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israel's fiercest attack on Gaza since the start of its offensive 13 days ago, as the death toll in the conflict spiralled towards 400 after the Israeli assault was expanded to pound Hamas targets. Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza...