GAZA WAR

  • Merkel : Germany no place for antiSemitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against antiSemitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure antiSemitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after recent protests in...
  • 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 Egyptmediated diplomacy to put an end to a war that has claimed about 2,000 lives. Egyptian officials...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Be ready for prolonged Gaza war July 29, 2014

    Gaza City: Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis on Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City. In central Gaza City early on Tuesday, at...
  • Israel warns of long Gaza war as Palestinian fighters cross border July 29, 2014

    Gaza: A grimfaced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the threeweek conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious crossborder raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four...
  • 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...
  • Anonymous targets Israeli websites over Gaza war November 20, 2012

    Jerusalem: A concerted effort of millions of attempts to cripple Israeli websites during the Gaza conflict has failed, Israel's finance minister said Monday, claiming that the only site that was successfully hacked was back up within minutes. Cyber security experts said that such hacking attempts have become a new aspect of...
  • Gaza at risk of disease outbreaks: WHO chief January 20, 2009

    Geneva: After the end of fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, the Gaza Strip now faces a high risk of disease outbreaks, the chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) has said. "Right now, we very sadly see ideal conditions for outbreaks of disease," said WHO DirectorGeneral Margaret Chan. Addressing a...
  • Israeli pilot sorry about Gaza civilian casualties January 14, 2009

    Jerusalem: In the first signs of remorse from the Israeli side, helicopter pilot Captain Orr said he is sorry for the civilian causalities in the ongoing war. Orr, an Apache helicopter pilot, has flown dozens of combat missions over Gaza. The pilot said that he and his colleagues were aware...
  • Watch: Civilians feel the pinch as Gaza bleeds January 5, 2009

    No glimmer of hope so far in the more than weeklong assault on Gaza by the Israeli military. Palestinian officials say more than 500 people both civilians and fighters have been killed. John Lorinc reports. ...