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  • At least 15 dead in Israeli shelling of Gaza school 7 hours 57 minutes 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 17 hours 16 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Israeli PM accuses Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields 4 days ago

    The death toll in Gaza over 12 days has crossed 300. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields and said his troops did not want to harm a 'single innocent person'. But the UN has estimated that more than 70 per cent of...
  • Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region 4 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the UN chief set to visit the region. Israeli tanks plunged deeper into Gaza...
  • Gaza humanitarian truce goes into force, hours after tunnel clash 1 week ago

    Gaza: Palestinians rushed to shops and banks on Thursday as a five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force, hours after the Israeli military said it had fought off gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza. During the ceasefire, air raid sirens went off briefly in southern Israel and the...
  • Israel, Hamas agree to Gaza humanitarian aid truce 1 week ago

    Gaza city: Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds on Thursday, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce. The sides announced the temporary lull in fighting across the Gaza border after an Israeli strike killed four children on a...
  • Tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas July 16, 2014

    CNN's Polo Sandoval tells us how tensions continue to escalate between Israel and Hamas. The death toll has now crossed over 190. Both sides are once again clashing after a cease-fire attempt failed. The people caught in the crossfire are preparing for more deadly fighting. ...
  • Hamas tells Egypt it rejects Gaza ceasefire proposal July 16, 2014

    Gaza: Hamas has officially told Egypt that it rejects an Egyptian-proposed Gaza ceasefire, a spokesman for the Islamist group said on Wednesday. "The outcome of discussions within the internal institutions of the movement was to reject the proposal and therefore, Hamas informed Egypt last night it apologises for not accepting it,"...
  • New Israeli air strikes raise Gaza toll above 200: medics July 16, 2014

    Gaza city: New Israeli air strikes in Gaza early Wednesday killed several people, medics said, bringing the death toll from Israel's operation in the besieged Palestinian territory to 203. A strike on a house in the southern city of Rafah killed two men, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said and a...
  • Palestinian rocket fire persists after Israel agrees to Gaza truce July 15, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire. Under the terms of the blueprint announced by Egypt - whose...
  • PDP raises Gaza siege issue in Lok Sabha, asks members to condemn the airstrikes July 15, 2014

    New Delhi: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti raised the issue of the siege on Gaza in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. She appealed to the House to condemn the airstrikes in Gaza. She also appealed to international leaders at the BRICS summit to call for a ceasefire. After the Israeli Cabinet accepted...
  • Gaza death toll climbs to 172; refugees take shelter in schools July 14, 2014

    Death toll from the airstikes in Gaza has mounted to 172 after Israeli ground troops entered the region. More than 1200 have been injured. UN officials have said that 17,000 refugees have taken shelter inside 20 schools in Gaza. Meanwhile, UK, US, France and Germany discuss an international push for...
  • Israel holds off on escalating Gaza barrage; West wants truce July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage on Monday despite having balked at Western calls for a ceasefire with an equally defiant Hamas. On Sunday, the Israeli military warned residents of the northern border town of Beit Lahiya to leave or risk...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 78 as Israelis hint at invasion July 11, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces,...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip July 9, 2014

    Gaza, Jerusalem: At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment, Israel said may just be the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis ran for cover late on Tuesday as air-raid sirens...
  • Israel launches military offensive against Gaza militants July 8, 2014

    Gaza: Israel launched an aerial offensive in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, bombing more than 30 targets including homes and calling it part of a campaign named "Operation Protective Edge" targeting Hamas Islamist militants firing rockets at the Jewish state. The military urged Israelis within a 40-km (24-mile) radius of the...
  • Israel bombs multiple targets in Gaza after rocket attacks June 29, 2014

    Gaza: Israeli aircraft attacked at least six militant targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hours after rockets fired from the Palestinian territory set a factory in Israel on fire, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. Palestinian medics said two people were wounded in air strikes on eight sites. Israeli officials said...
  • Israeli fighters strike Hamas military site in Gaza June 14, 2014

    Gaza: An Israeli airstrike Saturday targeted an Islamic Hamas movement's military site in southern Gaza Strip, security sources said. The airstrike caused severe damage to the military site which is used by members of Hamas armed wing, security sources told Xinhua. Witnesses said the airstrike caused a huge explosion and damaged neighbouring...
  • Suicide bomber kills 31 in Syria's Hama - state media October 21, 2013

    A suicide bomber driving a truck packed with 1.5 tonnes of explosives killed at least 31 people and wounded dozens in the Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, state media and a monitoring group reported. The man blew himself up inside the vehicle on a busy road on the outskirts of...
  • Syria fighting rages on despite Muslim holiday October 15, 2013

    Beirut: An activist group says Syrian warplanes have been bombing the suburbs of Damascus while rebels have fired mortar shells at the capital on the first day of a major Muslim holiday. Today's fighting shows how entrenched both sides in Syria's civil war have become. Earlier in the fighting, the sides occasionally...