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Israel-Gaza End Ceasefire: Airstrikes, incendiary balloons fly for the second time this week

The Israeli military launched attacks on Gaza for the second time this week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement, after a continued barrage of incendiary balloons sparked eight fires in southern Israel. Overnight Wednesday, the IDF struck what it said were Hamas military complexes and meeting places for the Khan Younis and […]

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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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Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire comes into effect, ending 11-day fighting after more than 240 deaths

A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian military group Hamas has come into effect. The ceasefire began early on Friday, bringing to an end 11 days of bombardment in which more than 240 people have died, most of them in Gaza. Both Israel and Hamas have claimed victory in the conflict. On Thursday more than […]

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Biden’s tone with Netanyahu turns ‘sharper’ for ceasefire amidst increased pressure and criticism

US President Joe Biden has urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to de-escalate tensions in the Gaza conflict “on the path” to a ceasefire. “The two leaders had a detailed discussion on the state of events in Gaza, Israel’s progress in degrading the capabilities of Hamas and other terrorist elements, and ongoing diplomatic efforts by […]

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‘Bombardment by Israeli defence forces in Gaza is shocking’: UN chief urges immediate ceasefire

The fighting in the Middle East must stop immediately, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a UN General Assembly meeting on Thursday. “The past ten days have witnessed a dangerous and horrific surge in deadly violence in the occupied Palestinian territory, particularly Gaza, and in Israel,” Guterres told the meeting called by the Organisation […]

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Israel-Palestine Conflict: Joe Biden expresses support for ceasefire after increased pressure and criticism

United States President Joe Biden has conveyed his support for a ceasefire after increased pressure from activists and his own Democratic Party over Israel’s continued bombardment on Gaza. In a statement on Monday, the White House said Biden “expressed his support for a ceasefire and discussed US engagement with Egypt and other partners towards that […]

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Israeli military air attack bombs Qatari Red Crescent’s Gaza office

Israeli military hit the Qatari Red Crescent Society (QRCS) office in Gaza, killing two Palestinians and wounding 10 others. The organisation tweeted that its offices were attacked “by the Israeli occupation forces” on Monday. “The Qatar Red Crescent condemns the targeting of its headquarters in Gaza [and] reaffirms the need to allow relief teams to […]

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Israel-Hamas: U.S. vetoed U.N. Security Council ceasefire statement thrice

A third meeting of the United Nations Security Council this week ended with no concrete outcome after the United States blocked a joint statement calling for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. The meeting came after US reportedly twice blocked over the last week resolutions that would have condemned Israel’s military response and called […]

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Israel bombs Hamas Gaza chief’s home as hostilities enter 7th day

Israel bombed the home of Hamas’s chief in Gaza early on Sunday as the military wing fired rocket barrages at Tel Aviv as hostilities stretched into a seventh day with no sign of abating. Israel targeted the home of Yehya Al-Sinwar, who since 2017 has headed the political and military wings of Hamas in Gaza, […]

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Israel, Hamas continue to bombard each other as death toll jumps to 122

Israel intensified attack on Gaza as Hamas continued 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 occupied West Bank. At […]

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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 […]