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Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israel launches Gaza air strike

Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan Younis area in the southern Gaza Strip....

US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

US refuse to support UN draft resolution on Palestine

The United States would not support a new Palestinian-proposed UN Security Council draft resolution, US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Thursday. "It is not something we would support," Psaki told reporters. Earlier, Israel's foreign minister described a draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and ending the occupation of...

Palestinian minister dies at protest

Palestinian minister dies at protest

A Palestinian minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the West Bank. Palestinian medics told the BBC Ziad Abu Ein died from complications related to exposure to tear gas during the incident near the village of Turmusaya. But several witnesses said the minister had been hit and shoved by...

Amnesty accuses Israel of war crimes

Amnesty accuses Israel of war crimes

Air strikes on landmark buildings at the tail end of the Israeli military’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in August 2014 were a deliberate and direct attack on civilian buildings and amount to war crimes. Amnesty International said this in a press release published today. “Nothing is immune,” Israel’s destruction of landmark buildings in Gaza...

Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus': Syrian army

Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus': Syrian army

The Syrian military has accused Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria, near the capital. Israeli planes bombed the area near Damascus international airport and the town of Dimas, the Syrian army said in a statement carried on state television. No casualties were reported. There has been no confirmation of the air strikes...

Netanyahu vows in 'battle for Jerusalem'

Netanyahu vows in 'battle for Jerusalem'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to win a "battle for Jerusalem" after a deadly attack on a synagogue. Two Palestinians killed four rabbis in West Jerusalem before being shot dead. A policeman later died of his wounds. Netanyahu vowed to "settle the score with every terrorist" saying that those "who want to uproot us...

Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home after synagogue attack

Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home after synagogue attack

Israeli troops have destroyed the home of a Palestinian man who killed a woman and a baby by ramming a car into a Jerusalem tram stop last month. The demolition came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to win a "battle for Jerusalem", following a deadly attack on a synagogue. Tuesday's synagogue attack left...

Israel eases Jerusalem mosque restrictions

Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque yesterday after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound. The site, which is holy to Jews as well as Muslims, has been the focus of months of unrest in annexed Arab east Jerusalem, that has spread to the occupied West Bank and Arab communities across Israel, raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Palestinians have been infuriated by a far-right Jewish campaign for...

Israelis killed in knife attacks

Israelis killed in knife attacks

An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank on Monday, extending a surge in violence fuelled by strife over access to Jerusalem's holiest site. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to crush "terror being directed at all parts of the country" - remarks...

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

UN rebukes Israel over Jerusalem settlements

Israel has faced strong criticism at the UN Security Council over plans to build homes in occupied East Jerusalem. UN political chief Jeffrey Feltman said that the settlements would raise "grave doubts" about Israel's plans for durable peace with Palestinians. The meeting came a day after the Israeli PM's office ordered plans for over 1,000...

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