Gaza Strip

  • Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners 31-12-2013 12:35 PM

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, the second stage of a limited amnesty designed to help US-sponsored peace talks that have been dogged by divisions on both sides. The inmates, convicted of murder in the killing of Israelis before or just after interim accords were signed two decades ago,...
  • United States asked Turkey PM to delay Gaza trip: Kerry 22-04-2013 02:00 AM

    Istanbul: The United States asked Turkey's leader to delay a Gaza Strip visit so as not to upset US efforts to revive Ankara's ties with Israel and Middle East peace talks, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who has for years spoken of...
  • Hamas complains to Egypt after Israeli army kills Gazan 02-12-2012 02:06 AM

    Gaza: Hamas accused Israel on Saturday of violating the shaky, Egyptian-brokered Gaza truce of November 21 after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian taking part in a protest at the enclave's border fence. Medical officials said the 21-year-old man had been among six Palestinians wounded by gunfire during Friday's demonstration near...
  • Will continue to resist Israel: Hamas chief 25-11-2012 08:55 AM

    A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding. But Hamas' political chief Khaled Meshaal says they will continue to resist Israel, accusing Tel Aviv of rejecting peace. ...
  • Use of force unacceptable: India on Israel-Hamas war 21-11-2012 12:52 PM

    New Delhi: In an oblique criticism of Israel's offensive in Gaza, India on Wednesday said "disproportionate use of force" was completely unacceptable and demanded immediate de-escalation of the conflict in the region. Against the backdrop of criticism that India was muted in its response to the latest conflict in Gaza,...
  • Gaza shakes, Israelis killed as Hillary seeks truce 21-11-2012 12:11 PM

    Gaza/Israel: Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops. Hamas, the Islamist movement controlling Gaza, and Egypt,...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinian journalists 21-11-2012 04:29 AM

    Gaza City: Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. The strikes came on Tuesday on the seventh day of Israel's offensive against Gaza's...
  • Hillary in Jerusalem as Gaza truce still elusive 21-11-2012 03:49 AM

    Jerusalem: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jerusalem for talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as expectations rose of a ceasefire soon to end a week of fighting around the Gaza Strip. However, Gaza's rulers, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, revised a statement that a...
  • Hamas says truce agreed, Israel says no deal yet 21-11-2012 12:51 AM

    Jerusalem: A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ceasefire deal that would go into effect within hours, but a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "we're not there yet". "An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900...
  • Hamas says ceasefire in Gaza close, Israel denies 20-11-2012 10:23 PM

    Jerusalem: A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Tuesday from Cairo that "we haven't struck the deal yet, but we are progressing and it will most likely be tonight." Cease-fire...
  • Ground report from Gaza as Israel-Hamas war enters day 6 20-11-2012 02:33 PM

    At least 111 people have already died in the week-long offensive. Israel is waiting on Egypt's truce efforts before making a move towards a ground invasion on Gaza. ...
  • Barack Obama sending Hillary Clinton to Israel 20-11-2012 01:40 PM

    US President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East in hopes that she can help mediate an end to bloody conflict in the region. A deputy White House national security adviser says Clinton will depart later today from Cambodia, where she had accompanied...
  • Watch: Explosion caught on camera in Gaza 19-11-2012 11:50 PM

    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 19-11-2012 11:28 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Gaza Strip fight between Israel and Hamas 19-11-2012 10:31 AM

    CNN's Anderson Cooper is reporting from Gaza. An explosion went off just he was giving us this update. ...
  • More diplomacy to try to halt Israel-Gaza fighting 19-11-2012 10:20 AM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Hostilities between Islamist militants and Israel entered a sixth day on Monday as diplomatic efforts were set to intensify to try to stop rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and Israeli air strikes on Gaza. International pressure for a ceasefire seemed certain to mount after the deadliest single incident...
  • Israeli air strike kills 11 civilians in Gaza: Hamas 18-11-2012 10:12 PM

    Jerusalem: At least 11 Palestinian civilians, including four children, were killed on Sunday in what Hamas said was an Israeli air strike on a Gaza apartment building, the highest death toll in a single incident in five days of fighting. Israel gave off signs of a possible ground invasion of...
  • Israel, Gaza fighting rages on as Egypt seeks truce 18-11-2012 08:02 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion while also spelling out its conditions for a truce. Palestinians launched dozens of rockets into Israel and targeted its commercial capital, Tel Aviv,...
  • Israeli air strike destroys Hamas PM's office 18-11-2012 01:02 PM

    Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with about 300 airstrikes on Saturday and shot down a Palestinian rocket fired at Tel Aviv, the military said, widening a blistering assault to include the Hamas prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. The intensified airstrikes came...
  • Israel vs Hamas: Social media the new battleground 16-11-2012 10:16 AM

    Jerusalem: The hostilities between Israel and Hamas have found a new battleground: social media. The Israeli Defence Forces and Hamas militants have exchanged fiery tweets throughout the fighting in a separate war to influence public opinion. Shortly after it launched its campaign Wednesday by killing Hamas' top military commander Ahmed...
  • Israel kills Hamas commander, bombs Gaza targets 14-11-2012 10:01 PM

    Gaza City: Israel killed the military commander of the Islamist group Hamas in a missile strike on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and launched air raids across the enclave, pushing the two sides to the brink of a new war. The attacks marked the biggest escalation between Israel and Gaza...
  • Hamas releases captive Israeli soldier Schalit 18-10-2011 01:01 PM

    Gaza City: Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip says the militant group has officially turned over a captive Israeli soldier to Egypt as part of a prisoner swap with Israel. In a text message, Mahmoud Zahar said on Tuesday that his group is no longer holding Sgt Gilad Schalit. Earlier,...
  • Palestinians to sign unity deal next week 29-04-2011 10:25 PM

    Gaza: Egypt has invited Palestinian leaders to Cairo next week for the signing of a unity agreement that would end rivalry among ruling factions, Palestinian officials said on Friday. The Egyptian-brokered deal, announced unexpectedly on Wednesday, calls for forming a new government acceptable to both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah...
  • Israeli PM: Iran exploiting regional instability 20-02-2011 05:04 PM

    Jerusalem: Israel's Prime Minister on Sunday accused Iran of trying to exploit the recent instability in Egypt by sending two warships through the Suez Canal into the Mediterranean, saying he views the move "with gravity." The Iranian ships were expected to make a rare crossing through the canal on Sunday...
  • Israel govt eases Gaza blockade 21-06-2010 03:31 PM

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  • No UN probe into raid of Turkish ship: Israel 07-06-2010 09:42 AM

    Israel won't allow a UN probe of its deadly raid on the Turkish aid ship that left nine people killed. ...
  • Raid on ship an act of self-defence: Israel 01-06-2010 01:03 PM

    The world community is not convinced with the United Nations condemning the attack. ...