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  • Palestinians, Israelis resume talks on Gaza October 3, 2014

    Ramallah: Palestinians and Israelis have resumed negotiations on implementation of the permanent ceasefire agreed to in August that put an end to 50 days of intense conflict on the Gaza Strip. The meeting on Thursday was attended by Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East...
  • Israeli military says shot down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights September 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel's military said it shot down a Syrian warplane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday. A Patriot missile intercepted the aircraft after it flew into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan, a military spokesman said. Israeli media reports identified the aircraft as a MiG-21. The spokesman said it was a "fighter...
  • Israeli troops kill Hamas men blamed for slaying teens: Army September 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians blamed for abducting and killing three Israeli youths in the occupied West Bank in June, the military said, an incident that spiralled into a seven-week war in Gaza. Israel had spent months searching for Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, militants in their...
  • Delay in Gaza rebuilding could threaten truce: Quartet September 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Middle East Quartet of peacemakers joined calls for a quick start to the rebuilding of warravaged Gaza before the current truce with Israel ends in renewed violence. "The precarious situation in Gaza and southern Israel, the danger that violence could flare up again at any point, are precisely...
  • Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains September 10, 2014

    Jerusalem: While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli...
  • Israeli aircraft bomb Gaza, five Palestinians killed August 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli aircraft bombed the Gaza Strip on Saturday and Palestinian militants fired rockets at the Jewish state, the military said, with no end in sight to the deadliest violence between the sides in years. Gaza health officials said five people were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in...
  • Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead August 3, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier, the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale back its operation against Hamas...
  • Three day Gaza ceasefire goes into effect August 1, 2014

    Gaza City: A threeday ceasefire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy IsraelHamas fighting. The ceasefire, 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...
  • Israeli criticism of John Kerry 'offensive, absurd': US July 31, 2014

    Washington: Israeli attacks against US Secretary of State John Kerry accusing him being of a supporter of Islamic militants are "offensive and absurd," a senior US diplomat said on Thursday. In a sharp exchange with reporters, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf hit out against a torrent of abuse from...
  • Israel UN envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza July 21, 2014

    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...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza July 21, 2014

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near twoweekold offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • Israeli soldier killed in Gaza, Palestinian toll 246 July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were slightly wounded overnight in the Israeli military's ground operation in the Gaza Strip, media reported on Friday, even as the toll on the Palestinian side in the ongoing offensive touched 246. The Israeli soldier was apparently killed by light firearms and...
  • John Kerry calls Netanyahu to avoid further escalation July 18, 2014

    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 ceasefire as soon as...
  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement July 18, 2014

    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...
  • Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing Israeli fire July 14, 2014

    Jerusalem: Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate word of damage or casualties from...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 7080 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • Getting ready for every possible scenario, says Israeli Prime Minister July 13, 2014

    Hostilities between Israel and Gaza have escalated again, following the killings of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager in last one week. The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the ...
  • CPM 'strongly condemns' Israeli strikes on Gaza July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Saturday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza and urged the Narendra Modi government to raise the issue at international fora and demand immediate cessation of the strikes. Terming the excuses given by the Israeli government for the attack "tenuous", the CPI(M)'s Politburo said there can be no...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel July 11, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian rocket...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 78 as Israelis hint at invasion July 11, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces,...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamasdominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen July 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Three Israeli suspects in the killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime on Monday and were reenacting the incident for authorities, an official said, as the country's leaders raced to contain a public uproar over the slaying. The confessions...
  • Palestinians: Arab teen was burned to death July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Palestinian attorney general says autopsy results of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack show he was burned to death. The charred body of 16yearold Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found in a forest after he was seized near his home in...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The Englishlanguage account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Suspected revenge killing sparks Jerusalem clashes July 2, 2014

    Jerusalem: The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stonethrowing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities...
  • Netanyahu speaks to Abbas about three abducted Israeli teens June 17, 2014

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday and said he expected him to help in efforts to find three Israeli teenagers abducted in the occupied West Bank. "I expect you to help in the return of the kidnapped youngsters and in catching the abductors," a...
  • Israeli leader warns kidnapping saga could drag on June 16, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel's prime minister says it could take time to locate three teenagers who went missing nearly four days ago and are believed to have been abducted by Palestinian militants in the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that the country "has to be prepared for the possibility" that the crisis...
  • Pranab congratulates Israeli president on his election June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated Reuven Rivlin on his election as the president of Israel and sought "further strengthening" of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and economy, security, culture and peopletopeople exchanges. In a message to Rivlin, Mukherjee said: "On behalf of the...