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Israeli forces shoot dead three Palestinians in separate incidents

Israeli forces shot and killed three Palestinians in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank village of Burqin, in the Old City of Jerusalem, and in the Gaza Strip. The first of those killed early on Thursday was identified as 22-year-old Alaa Nasser Mohammed Zayyoud from the village of al-Silah al-Harithiya, northwest Jenin, in the […]

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Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along Gaza Strip fence dies

An Israeli police officer shot during confrontations with Palestinians along the perimeter fence with the besieged Gaza Strip nine days ago has died of his wounds, Israeli police said. Barel Hadaria Shmueli was part of a Border Police special unit operating during confrontations on the sidelines of a Palestinian demonstration against the Israeli blockade on […]

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Israel ‘eases’ blockade after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated in Gaza Strip

Israel says it will allow more goods and equipment to enter the besieged Gaza Strip for civilian and international projects following days of heightened tensions. The announcement comes a day after hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated near the Israeli fence in the Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade. The Israeli military beefed […]

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza high-rise buildings may amount to war crimes: Human Rights Watch

Israeli air strikes that destroyed four high-rise buildings during May’s conflict in the Gaza Strip may amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch says. No-one was hurt in the attacks, but a report by the campaign group says dozens of families were left homeless. The Israeli military said Palestinian militant groups were using the towers […]

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Israeli fighter jets bomb Gaza Strip for third time since May ceasefire

Israeli fighter jets targeted weapon manufacturing sites in the Gaza Strip overnight on Friday in the latest unrest since a ceasefire ended May’s attacks. Security sources with Hamas said the raids hit training sites and no casualties were reported. The Israeli army spokesperson stated that the air raid came in response to the launching of incendiary […]

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Israel-Gaza End Ceasefire: Airstrikes, incendiary balloons fired at each other

Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for incendiary balloons fired from the territory. Loud explosions were heard in Gaza City in the early hours of Wednesday. Several balloons were sent from Gaza into Israel earlier on Tuesday causing multiple fires, Israeli fire service said. It is the first major flare-up since […]

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Israeli foreign minister arrived in Egypt for Gaza ‘permanent ceasefire’ talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi arrived in Cairo on Sunday to discuss with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry the establishment of a “permanent ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas, the group that governs the besieged Gaza Strip. Ashkenazi tweeted in Arabic, English and Hebrew that his Cairo trip is “the first formal visit of an Israeli […]

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Israel’s attack on Gaza may constitute ‘war crime’: UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said Israel’s recent attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip that killed more than 200 Palestinians may constitute “war crimes” if they are shown to be disproportionate. Bachelet’s comments on Thursday came as she opened a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, called at the […]

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At least 20 Palestinians, mostly children killed in Israeli military air strikes

The violence between Israel and Palestine intensified on Monday after the Israeli military launched airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip. Palestinians also fired rockets towards Jerusalem. Palestinian health officials in Gaza said 20 people, including children, had died in the strikes. Israel’s military said at least three members of the Hamas group that rules Gaza were […]

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Israel-Gaza exchange rocket fire as Jerusalem clashes intensify

Israel carried out strikes targeting Hamas positions in the besieged Gaza Strip as evening clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians continued in Jerusalem. Palestinian news agency Maan said Israeli army tanks near the fortified fence separating the Gaza Strip from Israel launched attacks towards the enclave on Saturday. No injuries were reported. The Israeli army said […]