Bombardment

  • Israel bombards Gaza as it searches for soldier August 2, 2014

    Gaza city: Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for a major escalation of the 26-day-old war. The Israeli military has said it believes...
  • Gaza: Families struggle between survival and their grief November 22, 2012

    A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold after eight days of conflict. ...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold but mistrust runs deep November 22, 2012

    Gaza/Jaerusalem: A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold on Thursday after eight days of conflict, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last. Quiet reigned on both sides of the frontier overnight and during the morning after a dozen rockets...
  • Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza cease-fire November 21, 2012

    Gaza: Israel and Hamas agreed on Wednesday to a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on the eighth day of intensive Israeli fire on the Gaza Strip and militant rocket attacks. First word of the truce came from a Palestinian official who has knowledge of the negotiations in Cairo, where US Secretary of...
  • Iran missile technology sent to Gaza: Commander November 21, 2012

    Tehran: Iran has supplied Hamas in Gaza with the technology to "quickly" produce longer-range missiles on their own without needing direct shipments, said a report on Wednesday that quoted the head of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard. The comments by Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari offer some of the clearest insights on Iran's...
  • Israel, Hamas trade fire and tough truce proposals November 20, 2012

    Gaza City: Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals on Monday, and threatened to escalate their border conflict if diplomacy fails. No deal appeared near. An Israeli airstrike targeting a Gaza media center killed a senior militant and engulfed the building in flames, while Gaza fighters fired...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 100: Health Ministry November 20, 2012

    Gaza: The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during Israel's on-going offensive reached 100 on Monday, the Hamas-run Health Ministry said. On his Facebook page, ministry spokesman Ashraf Al-Qidra listed Mohammed Tbail, killed in an air strike in Nusseirat refugee camp, as the 100th Palestinian fatality. Qidra said the Palestinian dead...
  • Watch: Explosion caught on camera in Gaza November 19, 2012

    Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center on Monday. ...
  • Israel bombing kills militant in Gaza Strip November 19, 2012

    Gaza City: Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media center on Monday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 100, as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire on...
  • Lull in Gaza rocket fire, Israel keeps up strikes November 18, 2012

    Gaza City, (Gaza Strip): Rocket fire from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip has subsided as cease-fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum. But the Israeli military is pressing ahead with its offensive against Palestinian rocket squads there. The Israeli military said on Sunday morning that Gaza militants haven't attacked Israel since the...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv saved by Iron Dome intercept November 18, 2012

    Tel Aviv: Israel rushed a fifth Iron Dome air defense battery into service in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, using it within hours to shoot down a rocket fired at the coastal metropolis from the Gaza Strip. But the successful interception, witnessed by a Reuters correspondent, appeared to stretch the...
  • Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket November 18, 2012

    Gaza City: Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. In neighboring Egypt,...
  • Lal Masjid: Pak forces blow holes in complex walls July 6, 2007

    Islamabad: The Pakistani security forces on Thursday blew holes in the outer walls of a mosque where hundreds of militant Muslim students have been holed up in a stand-off with authorities for three days, security officials said. Smoke was rising from the compound housing the Red Mosque and a girls'...