Israel

  • Israel keeps up Gaza assault; diplomats seek ceasefire 9 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    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...
  • Israel airport safe, says minister Yisrael Katz 11 hours 1 minutes ago

    Jerusalem: Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport. The minister's remarks came after major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International...
  • US suspends flights to Israel following security concerns 14 hours 26 minutes ago

    US suspended all its airlines to Israel following security concerns, after reports of a rocket attack near the Airport at Tel Aviv. 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...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 22 hours 12 minutes ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • 604 Palestinians, 29 Israelis killed in 15-day conflict; no sign of ceasefire Yesterday

    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...
  • Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 572 Yesterday

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Monday pressed on with its heavy bombardment of Gaza and foiled major infiltration attempts by Hamas on the 14th day of the conflict that has killed 572 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, even as the UN and the US called for an "immediate ceasefire". A day after Israel's deadliest...
  • UN chief arrives in Cairo for talks on Gaza Yesterday

    Cairo: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo on Monday afternoon for talks with Egyptian officials on achieving a ceasefire in the war-stricken Gaza Strip, media reported. Ban is currently on a regional tour that includes Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority for discussions on reaching a...
  • Gaza toll hits 540 as Israeli blitzkrieg continues 2 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...
  • Rajya Sabha discusses violence in Gaza 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Opposition parties on Monday condemned the violence in Gaza and pressed for adoption of a resolution by the Rajya Sabha against it besides demanding suspension of all military purchases from Israel as the House took up a discussion over the matter ending a week-long deadlock. The House, which was...
  • Hamas says Israeli soldier captured; Gaza death toll jumps to 447 2 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...
  • Obama dispatches Kerry to Egypt to forge ceasefire on Gaza 2 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has dispatched his Secretary of State John Kerry to Cairo to meet with Egyptian and other officials on the volatile situation in the Gaza Strip and seek an immediate cessation of hostilities. The announcement was made by Obama when he spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
  • Israel UN envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza 2 days ago

    United Nations: Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia. "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumours are untrue," Prosor...
  • Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza 2 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 2 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 2 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' 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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...
  • J&K: Protest against Israel's Gaza action turns violent, 1 killed in police firing 4 days ago

    Jammu and Kashmir: A youth named Suhail Ahmad was killed on Saturday in the police firing in the Qaimoh area of Kulgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident took place as the protest against Israel's action against Palestine turned violent. The young Suhail Ahmad succumbed to his wounds. The...
  • Gaza toll crosses 300, UN chief heads to the region to bolster truce efforts 4 days ago

    Gaza: Fresh Israeli air strikes killed 10 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region to bolster truce efforts. The new peace push came as Israel's campaign against the besieged Palestinian territory entered day 12 in the bloodiest conflict...
  • Family of 8 killed in Gaza, as UN's Ban heads to region 4 days ago

    Gaza: Israel's Gaza ground assault sent the Palestinian death toll soaring to 296 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region on Saturday to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign 5 days ago

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • John Kerry calls Netanyahu to avoid further escalation 5 days ago

    Washington: As Israeli soldiers launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to destroy Hamas' rocket- firing abilities, US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further escalation. "The Secretary emphasised the need to avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 cease-fire as soon as...
  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement 5 days ago

    Jerusalem:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter fire along the Gaza border. "The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a...
  • Gaza humanitarian truce goes into force, hours after tunnel clash 6 days 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...
  • Uproar over Gaza: Rajya Sabha adjourned twice during Question Hour 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress-led Opposition on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over a discussion on violence in Gaza not being listed in the day's agenda, leading to two adjournments during the Question Hour. As soon as the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari said...
  • 'This is the only way sometimes terrorist organizations learn to behave': Chetan Bhagat's tweets on Gaza unleashes abusive trolls 6 days ago

    Author Chetan Bhagat, whom most Indians on social media love to hate, sparked off a bitter Twitter onslaught of bile with an opinion on Israel's Gaza offensive that he later defended with a subsequent series of tweets. Bhagat is no stranger to aggressive trolling. From comments on Bollywood to the...
  • RS Chairman rejects Centre's demand, agrees to discuss Gaza in House 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Union government, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari has rejected the Centre's demand not to hold a discussion on Gaza violence in the House. Ansari said there will be a discussion on the issue but in consultation with the government. While the Opposition wanted...