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The body of a boy, whom medics said was killed by a shell fired by an Israeli naval gunboat, is seen on a beach in Gaza City. Photo: Reuters



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Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque and shot after midday prayers, in response to Israel's deadly airstrikes

Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

Iraq militants kill 64 in attack on Sunni mosque

A suicide bomber and several gunmen attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people and wounding more than 60, officials

3 top 'Gaza commanders' killed in Israeli air strike

3 top 'Gaza commanders' killed in Israeli air strike

An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist militant group said. Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, named the men as

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes

Gaza war resumes with deadly strikes

Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel for a second day on Wednesday after fighting resumed with the collapse of truce talks and an Israeli air strike

Hamas leader’s family killed in Gaza Strip

Hamas leader’s family killed in Gaza Strip

Hamas says the wife and child of its military commander, Mohammed Deif, have been killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip. At least 19 Palestinians have died since

Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

Israel launches airstrikes after Gaza rocket fire

The Israeli military said it carried out a series of airstrikes Tuesday across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire, a burst of violence that broke a temporary

Dhaka wants to give legal aid to Palestine

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday promised to extend legal support to Palestine if the country sought justice in the International Criminal Court (ICC) for "war crimes and crimes against humanity and peace" perpetrated by Israel in Gaza. "We urge the International Criminal Court to take it [the issue of war crimes] into cognisance to uphold its mandate to address the issue by bringing the offenders to justice," he told a discussion on "Independence and Genocide

Sides in Gaza talks dig in as ceasefire end looms

Sides in Gaza talks dig in as ceasefire end looms

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Egypt-mediated Gaza truce talks hardened their positions Monday ahead of the expiration of a five-day cease-fire, though both sides appear reluctant to return to the

Rivals to resume truce talks today in Cairo

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are poised to resume indirect talks with Egyptian mediators today on reaching a more permanent ceasefire before a current truce expires at midnight tomorrow. The Egyptian government persuaded both sides late Wednesday to adhere to a new five-day ceasefire, extending an earlier three-day agreement in order to allow more time to thrash out a longer-term truce. It got off to a rocky start with Palestinian rocket attacks and retaliatory Israeli air strikes, but

A Dutchman honoured by Israel for hiding a Jewish child during World War Two has handed back his medal after six of his relatives were killed in an Israeli air strike on Gaza. Henk Zanoli, 91,
The BNP-led 20-party alliance yesterday brought out black flag processions in the capital and elsewhere in the country to condemn the Israeli military offensive against Gaza civilians. The processions, the first street programme by the opposition
Condemning Israeli attacks on Gaza civilians, the BNP-led 20-party alliance today staged a huge showdown in the capital and across the country urging world leaders to take immediate measures to stop killing of innocent Palestinians. Several
Different cultural and student organisations yesterday called on the global community to step forward to immediately stop Israel's “genocidal atrocities” in Gaza. Under the banner of "Gono-Adhikar Sangram Committee", activists of the organisations brought out a
Israel and the Palestinians have begun a fresh five-day ceasefire in Gaza, agreed at the end of a three-day truce. As the ceasefire was announced, Israel launched air strikes in response to alleged rocket fire from
More than 400,000 people are boycotting goods produced by Israeli-linked companies using a barcode scanning app , reports Sky News. Buycott allows users to identify the source of products instantly so that purchases do not conflict
Egypt presented a proposed ceasefire to Israel and Hamas aimed at ending the monthlong war, Palestinian officials said early Wednesday after negotiators huddled for a second day of Egyptian-mediated talks meant to resolve the crisis
Only the minaret still stands after an Israeli airstrike reduced Gaza's Al-Qassam Mosque to a heap of concrete, iron rods and dust. Hours after the pre-dawn attack, rescue workers searched in the rubble, residents gathered -
Six people were killed in the Gaza Strip when an Israeli missile exploded amid attempts to dismantle it. The dead included two journalists - an Italian and a Palestinian - and a number of bomb disposal
AFTER the recent Gaza tragedy Israel may feel a sense of victory but going deeper it amounts to a blunder and a moral failure. The Jewish state has gone one more notch deeper into the
Thrash metal band Megadeth and singer CeeLo Green have cancelled concerts in Israel amid the ongoing conflict in Gaza. Megadeth's website said its 6 August gig in Tel Aviv was cancelled because “passage” for the
After spending two hours waist-deep in the sea, Sameer al-Hissi says his paltry haul of tiny fish is not the only consequence he and Gaza's fishermen are suffering from Israel's offensive. Ashore, he lifts up his
  Mohammed al-Telbani lost his life's work when Israeli shells repeatedly slammed into his four-story snack and cookie factory during the Gaza war, finally sparking a fire that engulfed vats of margarine and sacks of cocoa
Israel and the Palestinians agreed to a fresh 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza yesterday, accepting an Egyptian invitation to resume talks to end fighting that has killed more than 2,000 people. The ceasefire deal, which was to
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Saturday said his government would soon try to haul Israelis before the International Criminal Court for war crimes. "We will go to the ICJ, and put our signature on it.
A fresh three-day ceasefire agreed between Israel and Palestinian faction Hamas in Gaza was holding on Monday. The agreement, which began at midnight (21:00 GMT Sunday), came after days of intense mediation by Egypt. If the truce
People in Sierra Leone and Liberia filled churches on Sunday to seek deliverance from an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, defying official warnings to avoid public gatherings to contain an epidemic that has killed
The cabinet today again strongly condemned the indiscriminate killings of a huge number of innocent Palestinian people, including women and children, in Gaza Strip by Israeli air-strikes and land drives over the last one month. The
Renowned Middle East Expert  Professor Ussama Makdisi, Chair of Arab Studies, Arab-American Educational Foundation, Rice University talks to Mahfuz Anam, Editor and Publisher, The Daily Star and Shamsuddoza Sajen, Sr. Editorial Assistant, The Daily Star
Five people have been killed in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, health officials there say, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets at Israel. Violence resumed after the end of a three-day ceasefire on Friday. Tensions have
Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza early on Saturday and militants fired several rockets at Israel in a second day of violence since a failure to extend an Egyptian-mediated truce that halted
Major European powers have outlined a detailed plan for a European-backed UN mission to monitor the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the Gaza Strip and the dismantling of Hamas's military tunnel network
The US and UN have condemned the resumption of attacks between Gaza and Israel on Friday, urging both sides to cease hostilities. Israel renewed strikes on Gaza soon after a three-day truce expired, saying it was
A three-day ceasefire in Gaza that has brought relief to millions entered its final stretch yesterday with Israel ready to extend the calm but Hamas hedging its bets. And US President Barack Obama put pressure on
Israel says it has resumed air strikes in Gaza after Palestinian militants fired rockets following the end of a three-day truce on Friday morning. The Israeli army called the renewed rocket attacks "unacceptable, intolerable and short-sighted". Palestinian
Strongly condemning the killings in Gaza by Israelis, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday came down heavily again on the developed nations and the human rights organisations at home and abroad for their silence over
Israel has offered to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza which began on Tuesday after nearly a month of conflict, Israeli officials say. But there has no far been no agreement from the militant Hamas movement,
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Prof Mizanur Rahman yesterday accused the influential countries of encouraging Israel in its atrocities in Gaza. “We find that the big powers raise their voices and issue statements even in
The United Nations is ready to help rebuild Gaza but for the last time, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned yesterday as Egyptian mediators engaged in shuttle diplomacy on extending a 72-hour truce. Ban opened a special
Excessive Israeli restrictions on Palestinian territories cannot be justified on the grounds they protect the Jewish state, a British parliamentary committee said yesterday. "We challenge the assertion that restrictions which curtail economic development in the
Save the Children yesterday placed full-page adverts in British newspapers listing the names of 373 Palestinian children killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, as part of the charity's campaign for a permanent ceasefire. The black-and-white
Fighting has stopped in Gaza after a long month. There was no whistling of a bomb being dropped from a plane or a shell being fired from a tank. Even the rattling sound of a
During the brief ceasefire in a ferocious little war, as Gaza's people go back to their shattered homes to look for whatever is left to find, from Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun to Khuzaa, they
Retired Israeli Major General Giora Eiland wrote in an op-ed that there is no such thing as an innocent civilian in Gaza. Late Monday, the former head of the National Security Council published an article
The British government is reviewing the sale of £8bn in arms and military goods to Israel to see whether each licence is appropriate in light of the conflict in Gaza, Downing Street has said. Ministers said
Different organisations in Bangladesh yesterday demanded that the United Nations and the western countries immediately stop Israel from carrying out "genocide" in Gaza. Human Rights Forum Bangladesh, in a press statement, demanded that Israel pull out
Dhaka and Tehran have expressed dismay at the inability of the international community to restrain Israel from its latest atrocities in Gaza, which have killed hundreds of civilians. This was stated by Prime Minister's International Affairs
Indirect talks between Israeli and Palestinian representatives are taking place in the Egyptian capital Cairo. They come after a four-week conflict in Gaza that has claimed more than 1,900 lives. Egyptian mediators are shuttling between the two
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki said there was "clear evidence" of war crimes by Israel during its offensive in Gaza as he met International Criminal Court prosecutors on Tuesday to push for an investigation. Malki visited
A 72-hour truce took hold in the Gaza Strip yesterday as Israel withdrew ground troops after a month of bitter fighting with Hamas and Palestinians surveyed ruined homes. The guns fell silent after 29 days of
Israel has announced the withdrawal of all of its troops to "defensive positions" outside the Gaza Strip. The move came moments before the latest truce - brokered by Egyptian mediators late on Monday - came into
Reiterating solidarity with the Palestine people, Dhaka yesterday called upon the NAM member states to mobilise collective strength and use power to compel Israel to stop committing crimes against humanity in Gaza. “The way Israel is
  Hamas accused Israel yesterday of trying to scuttle truce talks in   Cairo, saying the Jewish state refused to send negotiators to avoid questioning over the "escalating massacres" in Gaza. A Palestinian delegation, which includes members of
Ten Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes throughout the Gaza Strip early yesterday, medical sources said, raising the Palestinian toll from the four-week conflict between Israel and Hamas to 1,822. Gaza emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra
A child was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City yesterday just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said. Witnesses and several AFP correspondents based at a nearby
Israel “will drown in the blood it has shed. Just like Hitler, who sought to establish a race free of all faults, Israel is chasing after the same target.” Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey   Francois Hollande denounced
Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned from the government, saying she can "no longer support" its policy on Gaza. She wrote on her Twitter feed that she was leaving with "deep regret". With deep regret I
A seven-hour truce under which Israel would unilaterally hold fire in most of the Gaza Strip went into force on Monday and Palestinians immediately accused Israel of breaking the ceasefire by bombing a house in
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday called on Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to stop fighting and urged the Jewish state to lift its blockade of Gaza. Wang made his comments at a press
Ask any child in Gaza to do a drawing and the resulting picture is likely to be a house being bombed by a fighter plane. In the strife-torn Palestinian enclave, thousands of children are suffering from
It will be shocking if this image, tweeted by Israeli BDS campaigner (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel) Ronnie Barkan and picked up by Israel-Gaza news site Mondoweiss, is the genuine article. The photograph depicts a
Cut ties with Israel, demands Chile demo Afp, Santiago Thousands marched in Chile's capital Saturday against Israel's operation in Gaza, urging President Michelle Bachelet to break off diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. "We are asking President Michelle
A delegation of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank, called on Palestinian Ambassador to Bangladesh Shaher Mohammad yesterday, expressing their sympathy for the besieged people of Gaza, which has been
At least 296 Palestinian children and adolescents have been killed since Israel launched its offensive in the Gaza Strip, the UN said yesterday as fighting escalated after a  humanitarian ceasefire collapsed to end the violence. "Children
When musician Brian Eno saw a picture of a Palestinian man carrying the remains of his dead son in a plastic bag, he was moved to write a an open letter to his American friends,
Israel will keep up its military campaign in the Gaza Strip for as long as needed and with as much force as necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday. And he said that all options were
Hamas acknowledged responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the incident likely preceded and therefore had not violated a US- and
Israel bombarded the southern Gaza town of Rafah on Saturday as troops searched for an officer they believe was captured by Hamas in an ambush that shattered a humanitarian cease-fire and set the stage for
News of the latest crisis in Palestine and Israel is rolling into headlines this week, perhaps invoking a dull sense of déjà vu for observers in the World. Once again, targets all over the Gaza
The producer and musician Brian Eno has penned an open letter addressing the current crisis in Gaza, which heavily criticises the US government's backing of Israel and asks the question: "Why does America continue its
The Israeli military has resumed operations in Gaza, saying Hamas broke a planned 72-hour ceasefire just hours after it had begun. White House calls Hamas attack in Gaza a "barbaric" violation of ceasefire with Israel http://t.co/lBY9ObGz77 —
Israel will not stop its operation in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed, PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Speaking ahead of a cabinet meeting, he said Israel was determined to destroy the
Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza from 08:00 (05:00 GMT) on Friday. A joint US and UN statement urged all parties to "act with restraint" until the ceasefire begins.
Israel launched a deadly attack on a UN school housing refugees in Gaza despite repeated warnings that civilians were sheltering there, the UN has said. UN spokesman Chris Gunness said "the world stands disgraced" by the
Israeli fire killed at least 43 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early today as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave, while Egyptian mediators prepared a
At least 60 Palestinians are said to have been killed after Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza and warned of a long conflict ahead. Gaza's only power plant caught fire as Israel carried out 60 air
England batsman Moeen Ali has been warned not to wear wristbands showing support for Gaza during the third Test with India any more. The 27-year-old wore bands saying "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza" on the second
Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry
Thousands of people in Gaza have ventured out from homes and shelters during a 12-hour ceasefire to find that whole streets and neighbourhoods have been destroyed in the last week. Israel and Hamas both agreed to
Palestinian militants launched a big rocket salvo at Israel early Sunday, endangering a unilateral cease-fire and opening the way for a possible expansion of the 20-day operation, which has already killed 1,047 Palestinians and 43
A 24-hour ceasefire announced by Hamas in Gaza appears to be stalling, with both Palestinian militants and Israel continuing their offensives. Hamas fired more rockets into Israel, accusing it of failing to abide by the ceasefire. Israel
Facing the threat of rocket fire along with the rest of Israel, residents in this central Israeli Arab town have found themselves caught in the middle between Jewish neighbors and their fellow Palestinians who are
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realizes world opinion might be shifting away from his nation with every Palestinian civilian's death, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security. Netanyahu told CBS'
Israeli tank shelling killed 18 Palestinians from a single family in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Gaza health ministry said, shortly before a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas went into
Residents in Gaza are using a 12-hour humanitarian truce to return to their homes, gather essential supplies and search for those trapped in the rubble. At least 85 bodies have been pulled from the rubble during
Israel has agreed to extend by four hours a humanitarian truce agreed with Hamas and other armed groups in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, an Israeli government source said, declining to be named. It was not
The third Gaza war is playing out much like the first one more than five years ago: The harrowing civilian toll in Gaza is now at the center of the discourse, eclipsing the rocket attacks
US, European and regional powers seeking to mediate an end to the conflict in Gaza called on Israel and Hamas on Saturday to extend their 12-hour ceasefire in a bid to win time and discuss
The death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, Palestinian medical officials say, 19 days after Israel launched an offensive against Hamas militants. It comes amid a 12-hour humanitarian truce, which Gaza residents have been using to
The UN chief and the US secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled new
The World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Friday for a humanitarian corridor to be set up in Gaza to allow aid workers to evacuate the wounded and bring in life-saving medicines. WHO officials have discussed the
Condemning Israel's ongoing attack on Gaza, right activists yesterday said Israel had been continuing its military offensive due to indifference of the US and western countries, and their biased attitude. Several organisations including Save the Environment
A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel — dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli military — is taking center stage in the latest war between Hamas and Israel. Gaza's Hamas rulers
Secretary of State John Kerry has proposed a two-stage plan to halt the fighting in the Gaza Strip that would first impose a weeklong truce starting Sunday, an official involved in the negotiations said on
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has expressed extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, describing a ceasefire as "vital". She said the conflict meant 44 percent of Gaza was a no-go area for Palestinians, and residents
With the protests against Israel's military offensive in Gaza gathering pace across the world, different organisations in Bangladesh yesterday condemned the attacks and called upon the world leaders to play an active role to usher
The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed. Navi Pillay told an emergency debate at the UN Human Rights Council in
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
For almost two weeks, Israel practically bristled with confidence and pride: The Iron Dome air defense system was dependably zapping incoming Hamas rockets from the skies, the military was successfully repelling infiltration attempts on the
People across the country yesterday continued protesting Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza, urging the United Nations (UN) to break the silence and play its due role.   They also called upon the international community to
Israeli tanks have reportedly shelled a hospital in Gaza, killing at least four people and wounding 60, half of whom were medical staff. A Palestinian health official said that 12 shells had been fired at the
US Secretary of State John Kerry was to push for an "immediate" ceasefire in Gaza after arriving in Cairo yesterday, President Barack Obama said. Obama also said that while Israel has the right to defend itself
Several Nobel laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Mairead Maguire, are calling for an arms embargo against Israel over the ongoing aggression against the Palestinian Gaza Strip that has cost over 548 Palestinian lives and
Hillary Clinton on Monday repeatedly stressed that Israel was “provoked” by Hamas in the current conflict roiling the Middle East, offering among her strongest statements yet concerning the hostilities in Gaza, reports Washington-based news organisation
Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as
More than 30 members of two Palestinian families have been killed by Israeli strikes, health officials in Gaza say. The overnight strikes in southern Gaza came as the Palestinian death toll from the two-week conflict passed
The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday said that an operation to destroy a network of tunnels used by militants in Gaza could be over "fairly quickly" but would not be pinned down on specifics. In
A group of Nobel peace prize-winners, prominent artists and activists have issued a call for an international military boycott of Israel following its assault on the Gaza Strip this month. The letter also denounces the US,
The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, saying that the aim of the current battle is to break
The Arab League yesterday lashed out at Israel for pounding Gaza's Shejaiya district, accusing the Jewish state of "war crimes," and called for an "immediate stop" to its offensive. More than 87 Palestinians were killed
US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday said that he is planning to head "very shortly" to the Middle East, amid mounting efforts to negotiate a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. "I am planning to
Protests against Israel's attack on Gaza have intensified across the country with people calling out to the global community to intervene immediately to end what they term genocide by Israeli military. A cross-section of people in
In the heart of Gaza City, as its citizens again find themselves under fire from Israeli airstrikes and artillery, the wounded and their wailing families stream into Shifa Hospital without end. Shifa, Gaza's largest hospital, only
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler" during its ground invasion of Gaza. Erdogan made the comment during a campaign speech Saturday in the Black Sea port city of
The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza, report theguardian.com. Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa,
The United States on Sunday sharpened its criticism of Hamas and urged the militant Palestinian group to accept a cease-fire agreement that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. Calling it an "ugly" situation,
Israel's operation against Hamas saw one of its bloodiest days yesterday, with 46 Palestinians killed in Gaza and two Israeli soldiers dying in a clash with militants who infiltrated the Jewish state. As Israeli warplanes bombarded
Gaza has suffered the highest death toll since Israel's offensive began, with at least 87 people reported killed on Sunday - 67 of them in one area. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the deaths in the
Nine members of a single family, including four children, were buried in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday, killed by an Israeli artillery shell that hit their home Friday night, as artillery and small arms
US President Barack Obama has backed Israeli's right to self-defence, but warned against escalation in Gaza. Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will leave Saturday for the Middle East to help end the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas, the UN political chief said Friday. At an emergency UN Security Council meeting, Under-Secretary-General for
Waves of protest against Israel's military attack on Gaza continue, as a cross-section of people in different parts of the country yesterday condemned the attack, and called for an immediate end to the atrocities. They also
Israel yesterday warned it could broaden a Gaza ground assault aimed at smashing Hamas's network of cross-border tunnels, as it intensified an operation that has so far killed 285 Palestinians. With diplomatic efforts to secure a
Israeli troops uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants on the second day of an open-ended ground operation Saturday as the Palestinian death toll climbed to 325 and diplomats scrambled to
Nearly 20 Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed as troops clashed with militants in Gaza today after Israel launched a ground operation aimed at destroying tunnels and halting rocket fire by the enclave's Hamas
The Israeli military has begun a ground offensive against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. View of an explosion following an Israeli strike in Gaza City pic.twitter.com/1Rr5aEvSUt — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) July 17, 2014 The Israel Defense Forces
It's become another military euphemism, along with "collateral damage" and "friendly fire." The "knock on the roof" is the Israeli military's warning for civilians before it fires on a building and is being used extensively as
Former US president Bill Clinton has warned Israel about "isolating itself from world opinion" due to repeated conflicts in Gaza after four children were killed on a beach in the latest violence. More than 230 Palestinians,
Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip, said its Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He said the military was targeting the Hamas tunnel network, which it could not do
Israel launched a ground operation in Gaza late yesterday on the 10th day of an offensive to stamp out rocket attacks from the Palestinian enclave, the army said. "Following 10 days of Hamas attacks by land,
Ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance today decided to send a delegation of its representatives to Palestine to express sympathy for the victims of Israeli attacks on Gaza. The decision came at a meeting of the alliance
Gaza residents rushed to banks, vegetable markets and shops Thursday during a first UN-brokered lull in 10 days of Israel-Hamas fighting, but a quick resumption of hostilities after it ended signaled that a permanent truce
Israel has urged thousands of Palestinians in eastern and northern Gaza to leave their homes as it continues air strikes. An Egyptian truce initiative on Tuesday failed to halt rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas militants
Israel intensified its bombardment of Gaza yesterday, killing four children on a beach in an apparent naval salvo and launching deadly air strikes, as regional leaders sought to end the killing. Israel urged the evacuation of
Shuja'iya, a neighborhood east of the center of Gaza City, looked like a ghost town yesterday after many people had fled during the night. Shops in the area's central market had their shutters down and locked.
Israel resumed a punishing air campaign against Gaza yesterday after its Palestinian foe Hamas rejected a truce and fired dozens of rockets over the border, killing an Israeli for the first time. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Almost 80 per cent of Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli bombardments have been civilians, the UN has said. The death toll in Gaza has risen to 192 and more bloodshed was feared yesterday as Hamas
The death toll from Israel's seven-day air campaign against Gaza militants rose to 177 yesterday, as a UN official said more than a quarter of those killed were children. In the latest bloodshed, an Israeli missile
Israel has accepted an Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict with Gaza. Hamas, which controls Gaza, is still discussing the plan, but its armed wing has rejected it as a "surrender". Under the terms, the ceasefire should
Inflammatory remarks by the musician Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, comparing the modern Israeli state to Nazi Germany have put him at the centre of a furious dispute. Performers and religious figures reacted angrily to
Israel slowed the pace of its raids on Gaza yesterday and held off a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce around the Palestinian territory. With Israel's campaign to halt cross-border
Israel has resumed its air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, after Israel's brief truce was met with continuing rocket fire. Israel had earlier accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal and halted operations on Tuesday morning. But the armed wing
Israel is hoping to cause long-term damage to Hamas's military infrastructure before agreeing to ceasefire talks, officials say, as the deadly confrontation entered its seventh day yesterday. But it appeared to be in no hurry launch
An image that appears to show a group of Israelis on a hilltop cheering and applauding as they watch the deadly aerial bombardment of Gaza has caused international outrage after it was shared by thousands
Israeli naval commandos have launched an early morning raid on a beach in the north of Gaza City, as the coastal enclave suffered the bloodiest day yet of the six-day Israeli assault, with 54 Palestinians
If the Israel-Hamas fighting feels like a rerun, that's because it is. This is the third round of Hamas rockets and Israel airstrikes since the Islamic militant group seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.
The Israeli military said it downed a drone launched by Gaza militants on Monday, the first time it encountered an unmanned aircraft since the start of its offensive last week, as new Israeli airstrikes pushed
Mired in economic crisis and sidelined by former allies, the Palestinian Hamas movement has little to lose and much to gain in its latest conflict with Israel, analysts say. The flare-up in violence has exacted a
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the United Nations to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" in light of the worsening violence in the Gaza Strip, the PLO said yesterday. "President Abbas will

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