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.

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal rules out disarmament
Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal rules out disarmament

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal Thursday rejected any attempt to disarm his Palestinian Islamist movement in Gaza as demanded by Israel, saying the group's weapons were 'sacred'.

Aid flows into Gaza after Israel-Hamas truce
Aid flows into Gaza after Israel-Hamas truce

Vital humanitarian aid poured into Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners.

Hamas leader says Gaza only a "milestone to reaching our objective"
Hamas leader says Gaza only a "milestone to reaching our objective"

Hamas will not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands are met, the group`s overall leader Khaled Meshaal said on Thursday, adding that the latest conflict over Gaza was only "a milestone to reaching our objective".

4,000 Gaza fishermen go fishing in six-mile area

As many as 4,000 fishermen in the Gaza Strip Thursday were able to go fishing in a expanded zone, previously restricted to just three miles by Israel, a senior Palestinian official said.

Israel seriously considered 'military reoccupation' of Gaza

Israel had seriously considered a full military reoccupation of the Gaza Strip and viewed it as "the only alternative" if Egypt failed to broker a truce and Hamas continued firing rockets, a top Israeli minister said.

UN aid convoy arrives in Gaza from Egypt

A United Nations humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Gaza from Egypt today for the first time since a blockade was introduced on the territory in 2007.

As Gaza war ends, residents celebrate peace; Iran says Hamas brought Israel 'to its knees'
As Gaza war ends, residents celebrate peace; Iran says Hamas brought Israel 'to its knees'

Even as a long-term ceasefire for 'unlimited time' was agreed by both the warring sides after 50 days of cross-border violence, there are conflicting voices arising over who out of Hamas and Israel, turned victorious.

Egyptian army kills 4 militants in North Sinai

Four militants were killed and seven others arrested in a latest military raid carried out by the Egyptian army in the country's restive North Sinai area.

Israeli air strikes kill four in Gaza: Medics

Israel's massive air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip Tuesday killed four Palestinians, including two electricity workers, medics said.

Israel, Palestine agree on long-term Gaza ceasefire
Israel, Palestine agree on long-term Gaza ceasefire

Israel and the Palestinians on Tuesday agreed on a long-term Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end the devastating 50-day war in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that has killed over 2,200 people.

Israeli air strikes kill two Palestinians, 20 wounded

Israeli air strikes launched before dawn on Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza`s tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20, Palestinian officials said.

Gaza war forces thousands of Israelis along the border to flee their homes

As the cross-border war goes on raging with Palestinian death toll topping 2100, it turns out that it`s not just the Gazans who are on the receiving end of the violence, but Israeli residents too, are bearing the brunt.

Israel destroys second largest residential tower in Gaza

A series of powerful explosions wrecked the northern part of Gaza City after Israeli war jets struck a 14-floor residential tower with four heavy missiles, a TV report said Monday.

Israeli offensive kills 15 Gazans

Israel`s military offensive on the Gaza Strip killed 15 Palestinians Monday, including a local journalist, while wounding dozens of others, authorities said.