Rocket Fire

  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a month-old war. Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying only a few points remained to be agreed. Palestinian factions said they...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire August 8, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in southern Israel, the military said Hamas had fired at least 18 rockets from Gaza and Israel's...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 July 24, 2014

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign July 18, 2014

    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...
  • Rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel June 30, 2014

    Jerusalem: Palestinian militants on Monday fired a number of rockets at southern Israel, officials said. More than 10 projectiles were fired from the Palestinian side, Xinhua reported. At least 16 rockets were launched late on Sunday, the Israeli military said in a statement. The Israel Air Force has been launching retaliatory strikes, the...
  • Gaza ceasefire takes hold but mistrust runs deep November 22, 2012

    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 rockets...
  • Lull in Gaza rocket fire, Israel keeps up strikes November 18, 2012

    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 the...
  • Israel: Tel Aviv saved by Iron Dome intercept November 18, 2012

    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 the...
  • Israel bombards Gaza Strip, shoots down rocket November 18, 2012

    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 Egypt,...
  • Israel calls in reservists after rockets hit cities November 17, 2012

    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, in...
  • Pak denies firing rockets into Indian territory September 12, 2009

    Lahore/Amritsar: Tension prevailed at the Pakistan-India border after loud explosions were heard on the Indian side near the Attari-Wagah check post. However, Pakistan denied on Saturday that its forces were responsible for the blasts. The denial came at a flag meeting in the wee hours of Saturday with the paramilitary Pakistan...