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Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza as Hamas official vows to “break” Israel

Gaza Reuters Israeli forces fought Palestinian militants in the north and centre of the Gaza Strip on Friday as Khaled Meshaal, a senior official in Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement, said its six-month-old battle with Israel would “break the enemy soon”. Most Israeli troops have been pulled out of the Palestinian enclave in preparation for an […]

Israeli military review of Gaza aid convoy deaths finds most killed in stampede

Jerusalem Reuters Israel’s military said on Sunday most of the Palestinians killed last week as crowds massed near an aid convoy in Gaza died in a stampede but local health officials said casualties brought into hospitals had been hit by large-calibre ammunition. Pressure has mounted on Israel over the deaths of dozens of Palestinians during […]

Israel, Hamas skirmish in Gaza as truce efforts pick up pace

Jerusalem/Cairo, Egypt Reuters Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen clashed throughout the Gaza Strip over the weekend, as mediators picked up the pace of talks on a possible ceasefire to free hostages held by Hamas and bring a measure of Ramadan respite to the battered enclave. Prospects for securing any truce looked uncertain, however, with Israel […]

Hamas hounds Israeli forces in main Gaza cities

Doha, Qatar/Gaza/Jerusalem Reuters Palestinian gunmen kept up attacks against Israeli forces on Sunday in the Gaza Strip’s two main cities, weeks after they were overrun by troops and tanks, in a sign Hamas still maintains some control ahead of any potential truce. Nearly four months into the war triggered by the Palestinian Islamist group’s deadly […]

US voices concern over killing of Palestinians; Macron urges end to bombing as Gaza reported death toll tops 11,000

Smoke rises over Gaza as seen from southern Israel, on 10th November, 2023.

GazaReuters The United States on Friday expressed growing concern about the rising Palestinian death toll in the Gaza Strip where health officials said the number killed in a five-week-old Israeli bombardment had topped 11,000. Fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants escalated near and around Gaza City’s besieged and overcrowded hospitals, which Palestinian officials said […]

Gaza Christians say travel curbs separate families at Christmas

Gaza City Christmas

GazaReuters As pilgrims from around the world flock to Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth for Christmas, members of Gaza’s Christian community wait to hear whether Israel will grant them a travel permit.  This year, Israeli authorities have approved travel for nearly 600 Palestinian Christians in Gaza, according to COGAT, a unit in Israel’s defence ministry that […]

Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds

Gaza City woman hanging laundry

Gaza/JerusalamReuters Israel reopened border crossings into Gaza on Monday following an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with the militant Islamic Jihad group that ended the most serious outbreak of fighting around the volatile Palestinian enclave in more than a year. At least 44 people, including 15 children, were killed in 56 hours of violence that began when Israeli […]

Israel, Palestinians set for Gaza truce from Sunday night

Israel Iron Dome

Gaza/Jerusalem Reuters Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group agreed to a Cairo-mediated truce to take effect late on Sunday, both sides said, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.  Since Friday, Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering longer-range […]

Israeli strikes on Gaza kill 10, including senior militant; Palestinians launch rockets

Palestinian rockets launched toward Israel in Gaza City1

Gaza City, Gaza Strip AP Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes Friday on Gaza, killing at least 10 people, including a senior militant, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it targeted the Islamic Jihad militant group in response to an “imminent threat” following the recent arrest of another senior militant. Hours later, Palestinian militants launched […]