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Israel says Iron Dome scores 90 percent rocket interception rate

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 15:37

Israel`s Iron Dome interceptor has shot down some 90 percent of Palestinian rockets it engaged during this week`s surge of Gaza fighting, up from the 85 percent rate in the previous mini-war of 2012, Israeli and U.S. officials said on Thursday.

UN chief says Israel-Gaza can`t afford another war as Palestinian death toll rises

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 09:15

As unabated firing continued across the Israel-Gaza border, with volleys of rockets and missiles being fired from both the sides, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned against the situation spiralling out of control.

Israeli military operation leaves 35 Palestinians dead

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 00:12

At least 35 Palestinians have died and some 200 have been injured since Israel launched a military operation dubbed Protective Edge to stop rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said Wednesday.

Iran urges end to `human catastrophe` in Gaza

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 16:13

Iran`s foreign ministry today condemned Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip, calling on the West to urge the Jewish state to prevent a "human catastrophe".

Hamas firing M302 rockets that can `strike most of Israel`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 09:13

A day after Israel ratcheted up air and sea offensive in the Gaza Strip, hundreds of rockets were fired towards southern Israel by Hamas militants in response, with many targeted towards the city of Jerusalem as well.

Israel Gaza campaign kills 28, wounds more than 150

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 00:45

An Israeli operation against Gaza militants has killed 28 people, medics said on Wednesday, and wounded more than 150, in the deadliest day of violence in the coastal strip since 2012.

Army kills Gaza militants entering Israel by sea

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:34

Israeli forces killed four Palestinian militants on Tuesday who landed on a beach in southern Israel a short distance from the Gaza Strip and attacked a military base, the army said.

Turkey urges Israel to halt Gaza assault

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:03

Turkey called on Israel on Tuesday to "immediately" halt its assault against the Gaza Strip, following the deadly air campaign against the Palestinian enclave.

Israel, Hamas slide towards major Gaza conflict

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 18:11

Israeli warplanes killed nine Palestinians Tuesday, pounding the Gaza Strip in a new campaign to stamp out Hamas rocket fire as the two sides slid toward another major conflict. 

Palestinian killed in Israeli strike on Gaza: Medics

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 16:14

An Israeli air strike on the central Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian man on Tuesday, an emergency services spokesman said. 

`All Israelis` will be targeted, says Hamas as Israel ratchet up offensive in Gaza

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 14:08

As Israel has ratcheted up offensive against Gaza, barreling Hamas targets with more air strikes, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday demanded Israel to immediately suspend the air strikes.

Israel PM calls father of murdered Palestinian teen

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 14:24

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday telephoned the father of an east Jerusalem teenager who was kidnapped and killed last week in a suspected revenge attack by Jewish extremists.