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Jerusalem: Gunman open fires in Old City killing one and injuring three

A gunman has opened fire in Jerusalem’s Old City, killing one person and wounding at least three others. The gunman, who officials identified as a member of the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, was shot dead by Israeli security forces. One civilian shot by the gunman died of his wounds in hospital. Another was seriously hurt, […]

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West Bank: At least four Palestinians killed in Israeli army raids

At least four Palestinians were killed during raids by Israeli army raids in the West Bank, Palestinian health ministry said. Heavy fighting is said to be continuing near the city of Jenin. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Israeli forces had mounted an operation against Hamas militants about to carry out attacks. Local media reported […]

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Israel captures final two of the six Palestinians who tunneled out of high-security jail

Israel’s army says it has recaptured the final two of a six man Palestinian group who tunnelled out of a high-security jail almost two weeks ago. The pair were arrested after being surrounded by security forces in the West Bank city of Jenin, Israel’s Defense Forces said. The other four were captured last week. An […]

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Four of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped high security prison captured, Israeli police say

Four of the six Palestinian inmates who escaped from a high-security jail earlier this week have been captured, Israeli police say. Two were found at a car park in the early hours of Saturday, police said. The other pair was seized near the city of Nazareth on Friday. A manhunt was launched on Monday after […]

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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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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 […]