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Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts

Civilian doing maintenance work on Israel’s border fence sustains light wounds A man was lightly wounded on Wednesday after shots fired along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military struck Hamas positions in response, wounding at least three Palestinians.  The Israeli military confirmed the shooting near the northern Strip, adding that it wasContinue reading “Israeli Shot Along Gaza Border, Three Palestinians Wounded in Strikes on Hamas Posts”

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‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests

Israeli police launch wave of arrests targeting Palestinian citizens of Israel who rallied in support of Sheikh Jarrah, Al-Aqsa and Gaza. Israeli police announced they will arrest hundreds of Palestinian citizens of Israel over the coming days for their participation in recent sit-ins in support of Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem and the besieged GazaContinue reading “‘A war declaration’: Palestinians in Israel decry mass arrests”

For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire

Member states have until noon on Monday to negotiate; diplomats tell ToI that Washington is pushing back on statement which laments loss of life, but doesn’t mention Hamas rockets For the third time in a week, the US is blocking a joint statement from the UN Security Council calling for an immediate ceasefire between IsraelContinue reading “For 3rd time, US blocking joint Security Council statement urging ceasefire”

Israel-Gaza crisis: Netanyahu, Hamas vow to continue fighting as casualties rise

Israel and Hamas have continued to fight, with no signs of deescalation. Israeli airstrikes hit multiple buildings in Gaza, killing civilians, while Hamas rained a barrage of rockets on southern Israel. Israel and Hamas traded blows on Saturday, with no signs of deescalation between the two sides. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to continueContinue reading “Israel-Gaza crisis: Netanyahu, Hamas vow to continue fighting as casualties rise”

Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day

Israel has intensified its assault on Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel’s military said air and ground forces were involved in attacks on Friday but had not entered Gaza. Meanwhile, clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces spread across much of the occupiedContinue reading “Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day”

Israel must be taught a ‘lesson’, Erdogan tells Putin

UN Security Council must rapidly intervene to protect Palestinians, Turkish president tells Russian counterpart. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the international community should “give Israel a strong and deterrent lesson” over its conduct towards the Palestinians. Erdogan made the comment during a phone call with Putin on Wednesday,Continue reading “Israel must be taught a ‘lesson’, Erdogan tells Putin”

Abbas delays Palestinian elections; Hamas slams ‘coup’

President Mahmoud Abbas announced early Friday that the first Palestinian elections in 15 years will be delayed, citing a dispute with Israel to call off a vote in which his fractured Fatah party was expected to suffer another embarrassing defeat to the Hamas militant group. Hamas slammed the move as a “coup.” But the indefiniteContinue reading “Abbas delays Palestinian elections; Hamas slams ‘coup’”

Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes

Palestinians gathered in celebration outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on Sunday night after barriers put up by Israeli police were removed, allowing them access to a square that became the focus of nightly Ramadan clashes. Thousands filled the East Jerusalem plaza late on Sunday, somewaving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entranceContinue reading “Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes”