Rocket Fire

  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold but mistrust runs deep 22-11-2012 05:57 PM

    Gaza/Jaerusalem: A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers took hold on Thursday after eight days of conflict, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last. Quiet reigned on both sides of the frontier overnight and during the morning after a dozen...
  • Lull in Gaza rocket fire, Israel keeps up strikes 18-11-2012 11:55 AM

    Gaza City, (Gaza Strip): Rocket fire from the Hamas-run Gaza Strip has subsided as cease-fire efforts appear to be gaining momentum. But the Israeli military is pressing ahead with its offensive against Palestinian rocket squads there. The Israeli military said on Sunday morning that Gaza militants haven't attacked Israel since...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv saved by Iron Dome intercept 18-11-2012 07:14 AM

    Tel Aviv: Israel rushed a fifth Iron Dome air defense battery into service in the Tel Aviv area on Saturday, using it within hours to shoot down a rocket fired at the coastal metropolis from the Gaza Strip. But the successful interception, witnessed by a Reuters correspondent, appeared to stretch...
  • Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket 18-11-2012 03:49 AM

    Gaza City: Israel destroyed the headquarters of Hamas' prime minister and blasted a sprawling network of smuggling tunnels in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, broadening a blistering four-day-old offensive against the Islamic militant group even as diplomatic efforts to broker a cease-fire appeared to be gaining steam. In neighboring...
  • Israel calls in reservists after rockets hit cities 17-11-2012 03:38 AM

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel's cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades. Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, also came under rocket attack for the second straight day,...