Israeli court rejects appeal over US activist's death

The family of Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting with Palestinians in 2003, has accused Israel of shielding its military from blame after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal over her death.

Israeli jets strike back after Syria's Golan attack: Israeli Army

Israeli airforce jets struck Syrian army artillery positions near the Israel-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, in retaliation for rockets launched in the area the previous day.

Israeli Army, Hamas militants clash near Gaza border

An Israeli army routine patrol was attacked on the Israeli side of the Gaza border Wednesday morning, Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said.

Gaza mortar fire on Israel for first time since truce: Army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an August 26 ceasefire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said.

Israeli Army launches five criminal probes over Gaza war

Israel's army has launched five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces during the Gaza war, a top legal official said on Wednesday, two weeks after a truce took hold.

New Gaza truce holding after shaky start

Israel and Gaza militants were holding their fire after a new truce got off to a shaky start, with night-time Palestinian rocket fire followed by Israeli air strikes.

UN chief welcomes new truce in Gaza

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed another 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire brokered by Egypt.

Israelis, Gaza militants fight on, defying truce efforts

Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza early on Saturday and militants fired several rockets at Israel in a second day of violence since a failure to extend an Egyptian-mediated truce that halted a month-long war earlier this week.

Rockets, airstrikes after Gaza war truce collapses

The Israeli military says it struck more than 20 targets overnight in the Gaza Strip as militant fire continued toward Israel.

Cost of Gaza truce "almost too much to bear," says UN chief

The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza has come at almost too high a price as the death and destruction from nearly a month of fighting has "shocked and shamed" the world, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

UN pledges to rebuild Gaza for the `last time`

The United Nations is ready to help rebuild Gaza but for the last time, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday.

Palestinian negotiators enter Egypt for truce talks

Three remaining members of a Palestinian delegation negotiating a longer-term truce in Gaza were on their way to Cairo Tuesday after entering Egypt through the Rafah crossing, state media reported.

Palestinian Foreign Minister positive on ceasefire, renews ICC talks

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki on Tuesday said he was optimistic the latest ceasefire in Gaza will hold, even as Palestinians renewed efforts to haul Israelis before the International Criminal Court for war crimes.

Child killed, 30 hurt in Gaza City strike during lull

A child was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on a refugee camp in Gaza City on Monday just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said. 

Israeli PM says will destroy Gaza terror tunnels with or without truce

Even as Israel drew furious condemnation over its shelling of a UN school in Gaza that killed more than a dozen of innocents, Netanyahu reiterated his resolve of continuing the mission of destroying tunnels used by Hamas.

Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel shells UN refuge

Signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire were evident as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians.

Pregnant woman among dead as Gaza toll hits 815: Medics

Israeli fire on Gaza killed a pregnant woman and a senior Islamic Jihad figure, taking the Palestinian death toll from 18 days of violence to 815, emergency services said.

5 pol parties threaten to "occupy" Israeli consulate over Gaza violence

Five political parties jointly, on Tuesday threatened to "occupy" the Israeli consulate here on Friday to demonstrate their support for the Palestinian people.

Israel may `significantly broaden` Gaza assault: PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the military to prepare for a possible significant expansion of the ground operation against Gaza militants.

Israel Army presses Gaza ground assault

Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes pushed deeper into Gaza in an operation to halt rocket fire and destroy tunnels that Hamas said is doomed to fail.