UN announces Israeli-Palestinian pact on rebuilding Gaza

The United Nations Tuesday announced an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, devastated in the recent Israeli military offensive.

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.

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

10 militants killed, 17 arrested in Egypt

Egyptian forces have killed 10 militants and arrested 17 others during raids in the troubled North Sinai, Ismailia and Daqahlia regions, an official said on Monday.

Gaza children return to school after war

Some half million Gaza children returned to their schools today after facing a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas denies running 'shadow government' in Gaza

The exiled leader of Hamas denied today that the Islamist movement was running a "shadow government" in Gaza as charged by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

Cuba sends six-ton medical aid shipment to Gaza

Cuba has sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza, devastated from seven weeks of war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 people, official media reported Thursday.

Army probe in Gaza will be ineffective: Israeli NGO

Israeli human rights organisation Btselem Thursday criticised the criminal investigation initiated by the Israeli Army in Gaza, claiming it would not be effective in finding fault with senior commanders.

Israeli cop charged for assaulting Palestinian-American teen
Israeli cop charged for assaulting Palestinian-American teen

Two months after a Florida teenager of Palestinian origin was allegedly brutally thrashed in custody for having protested against the revenge killing of his Palestinian cousin, an Israeli police officer was on Thursday charged for the assault, Israeli Justice Ministry said reportedly.

Norway calls for ending Gaza blockade, reconstruction

Norway on Monday called for ending the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip and for an immediate restoration of the coastal enclave.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

Scores of Palestinians rioted in East Jerusalem on Sunday after hearing that a youth from their neighbourhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week.

Israel's Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Gaza militants was not feasible anytime soon.

Abbas may end unity with Hamas over Gaza governance

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Israel underestimated Gaza militants: Top Army official

A senior army intelligence official has admitted that Israel underestimated the tenacity of Gaza militants and did not expect a 50-day conflict to last so long, but he insisted they were soundly beaten.

UN says Gaza destruction ''unprecedented''

 The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused "unprecedented" destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington on Wednesday: US

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Palestinian negotiators on Wednesday in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues, the State Department said Tuesday.

'Stab in the back'? Israel grabs nearly 1000 acres of West Bank land, US slams move
'Stab in the back'? Israel grabs nearly 1000 acres of West Bank land, US slams move

 

 

Jerusalem: In what an Israeli rights group called the largest land grab in decades, Civil Administration in the West Bank on Sunday confiscated nearly 1000 acres of Palestinian land near Bethlehem, a move described as “counterproductive” by the US.

 

 

Saudi Arabia launches Gaza food aid programme

Saudi Arabia has launched a food aid programme for the people in besieged areas of Gaza, an official said Sunday.

 We struck Hamas hard, almost 1,000 terrorists were killed: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
We struck Hamas hard, almost 1,000 terrorists were killed: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that since the establishment of the State of Israel, their hand has been extended in peace to those neighbours who wanted peace.

Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Thousands of militants paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday, defiantly saying they would rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky.