Gaza

  • Israel army says Gaza truce over after soldier snatched 15 hours 4 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip are searching for a missing soldier they fear may have been captured by militants at the start of a new ceasefire on Friday, the army said. The United Nations said two soldiers had been reported killed, apparently during the same firefight that led...
  • Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas unravels within hours 17 hours 9 minutes ago

    Gaza City (Gaza Strip): A three-day Gaza ceasefire that began on Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah. The ceasefire, announced by the US and the UN...
  • India to provide $1 million for aid to Gaza victims 18 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As the Gaza conflict shows no immediate signs of let-up and the number of deaths, including of scores of children, mount to over 1,400, a concerned India is planning to send $1 million to a UN fund to provide aid to the suffering Palestinians fleeing the battle zone. The...
  • Three day Gaza ceasefire goes into effect 22 hours 24 minutes ago

    Gaza City: A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting. The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the US and the UN, took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT)on Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" that the lull would bring...
  • Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day ceasefire 23 hours 58 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8...
  • Israel mobilises 16,000 more reservists: spokesperson Yesterday

    Jerusalem: Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists, taking their total to 86,000, as military operations in the Gaza Strip continue, an army spokeswoman said on Thursday. "The army has issued 16,000 additional mobilisation orders to allow troops on the ground to rest, which takes the total number of reservists to 86,000," said...
  • Gaza 'miracle baby' dies over complications, power cuts Yesterday

    Gaza: A premature baby rescued by Gaza doctors from her dead mother's womb last week has died due to complications and power cuts affecting the intensive care unit where she was treated. The six-day-old baby was born by emergency Caesarean section on Friday after doctors at Deir al-Balah hospital in central...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead Yesterday

    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...
  • US denounces shelling of UN school in Gaza 2 days ago

    Washington: The US on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza but refused to pinpoint Israel for it. The US does condemn the shelling of a UN school in Gaza which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians, including children and UN humanitarian workers," Xinhua quoted White House spokesperson...
  • US resupplies Israel with munitions as Gaza offensive rages 2 days ago

    Washington: The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local US arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a US defense official said on Thursday. The munitions were located inside Israel as part of a program...
  • Israel's killing sleeping children in Gaza universal shame: UN 2 days ago

    Jerusalem: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)on Wednesday condemned Israel's killing and injuring refugees, including children in their sleep and women in a UN designated shelter in Gaza, as a "serious violation of international law by Israeli forces" and as "a source...
  • 50 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,283 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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...
  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape 3 days ago

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the six-year-old girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." ...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad 'ready for 24-hour truce': PLO 3 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 3 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...
  • Violent protests break out in Srinagar after Eid prayers, police use tear gas 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Massive protests broke out in Srinagar soon after Eid prayers on Tuesday, with many shouting anti-Israel and pro-freedom slogans. Protesters in the Eidgah area clashed with police officers who used tear gas and lathicharged the demonstrators. Clashes also took place near the Masiuma area. Many separatists leaders had been...
  • Inside a Hamas tunnel: Watch 3 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...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu: Be ready for prolonged Gaza war 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Gaza: A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday of a protracted war in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid. The Israeli army said five of its soldiers died in two separate incidents, including four...
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry 4 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 4 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 4 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...
  • Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile 5 days ago

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end their conflict with Israel. Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in...
  • Hamas uses people to protect its missiles: Israeli Prime Minister 5 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 5 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...
  • More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel 5 days ago

    Gaza: A humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Sunday after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shelling, in a fresh setback to efforts to secure a permanent ceasefire. Israeli tanks and artillery army pounded targets along the coastal enclave, sending thick plumes...
  • Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza 6 days ago

    Paris: Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and...
  • Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms 6 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 6 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...