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  • Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza

    December 19, 2014 5:15 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war. The Israeli military said the airstrike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip was in response to... more »
  • Israel on alert as Jewish, Muslim holiday coincide

    October 3, 2014 4:47 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police are on high alert to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says reinforced police contingents are deployed across Israel. There are large Muslim minorities in... more »
  • Gaza children return to school after war

    September 14, 2014 10:11 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. Gaza Education Ministry official Ziad Thabet says Sunday's opening - delayed two weeks -... more »
  • Egypt state media announces Gaza war cease-fire

    August 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    CAIRO - Egyptian state media has announced a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel to halt the seven-week Gaza war, which has killed over 2,200 people. Both Egyptian state television and the state news agency MENA announced the deal Tuesday night. Both said it begins at 7 p.m. local time (1600... more »
  • Hamas chief backs International Criminal Court bid

    August 23, 2014 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations. Moussa Abu Marzouk wrote on his Facebook page... more »
  • Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

    August 21, 2014 2:09 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip. Hamas says in a text message sent to media that the three - Mohammed Abu Shamaleh, Mohammed Barhoum and Raed al-Attar -... more »
  • Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:05 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militants are firing rockets from Gaza and Israel is launching airstrikes following the end of a cease-fire and the collapse of talks aimed at a lasting truce. Palestinian militants fired at least 7 rockets at Israel Wednesday, the military said. Some 30 airstrikes were... more »
  • Israelis, Palestinians resume talks on Gaza deal Play Video

    August 19, 2014 2:40 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo are trying to hammer out a roadmap for the Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for the talks. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though... more »
  • Gaza truce extension fans hope of Cairo talks deal Play Video

    August 14, 2014 2:05 AM

    CAIRO, Egypt - A five-day extension of a Gaza truce appears to be holding despite a rocky start, fanning cautious optimism of progress in Israel-Hamas negotiations in Cairo. It's the longest cease-fire yet since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip. The fighting has so far killed... more »
  • Gaza talks to continue in Cairo as truce holds

    August 12, 2014 2:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - A temporary Israel-Hamas truce is holding for a second day as marathon, indirect negotiations on a lasting cease-fire and a long-term solution for the battered Gaza Strip are to resume in Cairo. Israel Radio says the Israeli delegation would return to the Egyptian capital on Tuesday after... more »
  • Cease-fire holding in Gaza between Israel, Hamas Play Video

    August 11, 2014 2:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel says a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas group is holding in the Gaza Strip, a day after the two sides agreed to resume talks in Cairo. The military says no rockets were fired Monday at Israel and that the military hasn't targeted any locations in... more »
  • Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza cease-fire proposal

    August 10, 2014 12:54 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour cease-fire with Gaza militants. The move clears the way for the resumption of indirect talks on a long-term cease-fire arrangement in Hamas-ruled Gaza after a month of heavy fighting. Egypt brokered a similar truce last week. But after... more »
  • Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

    August 9, 2014 10:51 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Israeli military says it struck more than 20 targets overnight in the Gaza Strip as militant fire continued toward Israel. Saturday's violence follows the collapse of a three-day truce aimed at bringing an end to the deadliest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas... more »
  • After truce, rockets fired at Israel from Gaza Play Video

    August 8, 2014 1:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says Gaza militants have fired a barrage of at least five rockets at southern Israel shortly after a three-day truce between Israel and Hamas expired. The military says one rocket was intercepted over the city of Ashkelon, and the other rockets hit open areas.... more »
  • Hamas leader at Gaza rally: War not over yet Play Video

    August 7, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza City - A senior Hamas official has told supporters at a Gaza City rally that the war with Israel won't be over until the group's political demands are met. The official, Mushir al-Masri, said Thursday that "our fingers are on the trigger and our rockets are trained... more »
  • US 'appalled' by 'disgraceful' UN school shelling

    August 3, 2014 2:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - The United States says it is "appalled" by the "disgraceful" shelling by Israel of a United Nations school sheltering some 3,000 displaced people in southern Gaza. In language that was rare in its directness and severity, the U.S. denounced the attack earlier in the day that killed 10... more »
  • Gaza official: 10 dead after strike near UN school

    August 3, 2014 11:21 AM

    RAFAH, Gaza Strip - A United Nations official says at least 10 people have been killed in Gaza at a U.N. school because of an apparent nearby Israeli airstrike. The boys school, in Rafah, had been providing shelter for about 3,000 people attempting to escape the nearly monthlong war between... more »
  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    July 31, 2014 7:56 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." Netanyahu said Thursday he will not accept any truce that won't allow Israel to complete its mission of destroying the sophisticated tunnel network, which... more »
  • Gaza strike kills 15, wounds 150 Play Video

    July 30, 2014 3:20 AM

    JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip - Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area. The Israeli military had no immediate comment. Gaza health ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra says the area was busy Wednesday because residents... more »
  • Gaza official: At least 100 killed today in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 8:06 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says at least 100 Palestinians have been killed in the fighting in Gaza today. The high death toll comes as Israel has escalated its military offensive in the coastal strip. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the toll counts those killed... more »
  • With Israel at war, US lawmakers give full support

    July 29, 2014 2:17 AM

    WASHINGTON - Members of Congress are falling over one another to show their support for Israel. While much of the rest of the world watches the Gaza war in horror and scrambles for a cease-fire, U.S. lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration to take no action that puts pressure on... more »
  • Israel targets symbols of Hamas control in Gaza

    July 29, 2014 1:54 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting. The strikes early Tuesday hit the home of the top Hamas leader in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, as well as... more »
  • Relative lull in Gaza as UN calls for cease-fire Play Video

    July 28, 2014 2:03 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers. The Israeli military said Monday it hasn't carried out any attacks in Gaza since... more »
  • Official: Israel leans toward extending Gaza truce

    July 26, 2014 10:44 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Israeli government official says Israel is "leaning toward" extending a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by at least four hours. The truce was to end at 8 p.m. (1700 GMT) Saturday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity of... more »
  • Israel Cabinet discusses cease-fire

    July 25, 2014 2:12 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli defense official says the Security Cabinet is meeting to discuss international cease-fire efforts, but also the option of expanding its eight-day-old ground operation in Gaza. He spoke on condition of anonymity because Friday's deliberations are taking place behind closed doors. The office of Israeli Prime... more »
  • Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire bid Play Video

    July 24, 2014 1:59 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli tanks and warplanes are pummeling the Gaza Strip as U.S. and other diplomats push for a cease-fire with Hamas militants. Gaza police say an infant boy was among those killed when Israeli fighter jets struck the Jabaliya refugee camp early Thursday. Palestinian health officials... more »
  • Gaza families plead for evacuation amid battle

    July 23, 2014 2:00 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in the conflict. The Palestinian Red Crescent says it's trying to evacuate... more »
  • Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital Play Video

    July 21, 2014 2:14 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60. He says shells landed in the administration building, the intensive care unit and the surgery department. He says 30 of the... more »
  • Israel says 13 soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

    July 20, 2014 11:11 AM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says 13 soldiers have been killed in fighting with Hamas militants in Gaza. The military says the soldiers were killing during its ground offensive Sunday. The deaths bring the total Israeli military casualties to 18. Two civilians have been killed by mortar and rocket attacks... more »
  • Israel PM: Military ready to expand Gaza offensive Play Video

    July 18, 2014 4:00 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's prime minister says he has ordered the military to prepare for a "significant expansion" of its ground operation against Gaza militants. Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday that the military has been instructed to deliver a blow to the Hamas tunnel network, which it could not do "only... more »
  • Israel says it foiled attack by Gaza infiltrators

    July 17, 2014 2:10 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli military says it thwarted an attack by 13 Gaza militants who sneaked into Israel through a tunnel. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman, says the militants were identified some 820 feet inside Israel and were struck by Israeli aircraft. Lerner said the military believed... more »
  • Israeli attack kills 4 Gaza youths on coastal road

    July 16, 2014 10:53 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian officials say Israeli naval fire has killed four youths and wounded seven other people on a coastal road near a beach in the Gaza Strip. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf Al Kedra says the four killed today were all under the age of 18,... more »
  • Israel targets homes of senior Hamas leaders Play Video

    July 16, 2014 2:08 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A Hamas website says Israel has fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort. Health officials say the Palestinian death toll in nine days of fighting has reached 204. Wednesday's... more »
  • Israel accepts cease-fire to end Gaza conflict, Hamas declines Play Video

    July 15, 2014 1:58 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israeli Cabinet has accepted an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire to end a week of conflict with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has killed 185 Palestinians and exposed millions of Israelis to Hamas rocket fire. The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the... more »
  • Kerry opts against a Mideast mediation trip Play Video

    July 15, 2014 1:55 AM

    VIENNA - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has decided not to make an immediate trip to the Middle East to push diplomatic efforts toward a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. For several days Kerry has been weighing whether to extend his current diplomatic swing of Asia and Europe. U.S.... more »
  • Israel leader: World pressure won't stop offensive

    July 11, 2014 3:45 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister says he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu told a news conference Friday that Israel will continue its offensive until rocket fire out of Gaza is halted. He says he has had "good... more »
  • Israel escalates aerial offensive on Gaza

    July 10, 2014 4:26 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel- Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza, now in its 3rd day, hitting hundreds of Hamas targets as its missile defense system once again intercepted rockets. Military spokesman Peter Lerner said Thursday that Israel struck more than 300 Hamas targets overnight, focusing on underground tunnel networks and... more »
  • Hamas vows revenge after 7 members killed

    July 7, 2014 2:14 AM

    JERUSALEM, Israel - The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza has vowed revenge for the death of seven of its members in an airstrike. Hamas' said "the enemy will pay a tremendous price," referring to Israel. The group said its men were killed in a tunnel. Two militants from... more »

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