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Benjamin Netanyahu wasn`t ready for Gaza tunnel war: Report

Benjamin Netanyahu wasn`t ready for Gaza tunnel war: Report

Israel`s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to prepare his country for Hamas` use of tunnels during the 2014 Gaza war, according to a key report cited by local media Friday.

Palestinian hands still extended for peace with Israel: President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian hands still extended for peace with Israel: President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said late on Saturday night that the Palestinian hands are still extended for peace with Israel after Israel closed the doors for dialogue.

Israel readies for 1,500 rockets a day in next war

Israel`s army estimates that thousands of rockets could slam into the Jewish state in any future conflagration, military sources said Friday ahead of a nationwide civil defence drill.

Israel rejects UN appeal to release Gaza employee

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon yesterday said the UN office of legal affairs had issued a formal letter requesting the release of Waheed Borsh, who worked for the UN Development Program (UNDP).

Israeli army closes file on 2014 Gaza school shelling

Among the cases where no wrongdoing was found, it said in a 21-page report, was the shelling of a United Nations school in the southern Gaza town of Rafah in which 10 people died.

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket attack

Israel targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip by air and with tank fire on Sunday after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave crashed into the Israeli city of Sderot.

Israel arrests UN Gaza employee for aiding Hamas

Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly providing "material assistance" to the Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel alleges Gaza World Vision head sent millions to Hamas

An Israeli court charged the Gaza director of the World Vision non-governmental organisation with passing millions of dollars to the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas.

First time in 9 years, Gaza crossing opening for goods: Israel

A major crossing point between Gaza and Israel is set to reopen for the first time in nine years, the Israeli government announced today.

Hamas thanks Turkey for Gaza efforts in Israel deal

Hamas thanks Turkey for Gaza efforts in Israel deal

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas thanks Turkey for its efforts on behalf of Gazans, urging it to increase pressure for an end to a decade-old blockade.

Israel to maintain Gaza naval blockade after deal with Turkey: Netanyahu

Israel to maintain Gaza naval blockade after deal with Turkey: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday an Israeli naval blockade of Gaza will remain in force after a deal normalising Israel`s political and diplomatic ties with Turkey.

Israeli air force targets Gaza sites after rocket attack

Israeli air force targets Gaza sites after rocket attack

In its statement the Israeli army repeated its policy of holding "Hamas accountable for all attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip."

Israel targets Hamas sites in Gaza after rocket fire: Army

Israel targets Hamas sites in Gaza after rocket fire: Army

Israeli aircraft targeted two Hamas sites in southern Gaza early Saturday in response to a cross-border rocket attack, the army said, as tensions along the Palestinian territory`s border simmered. 

First direct Israel-Hamas clashes since 2014 Gaza war

Israeli forces and Hamas fighters have clashed directly for the first time since a devastating 2014 war, the Israeli army said Thursday, as a new cross-border tunnel used by the militants was discovered.

Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza: military

Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza Wednesday night, the military said, following air raids earlier in the day as tensions flared along the border of the Palestinian territory.

Israeli raids on Gaza after day of border tensions

Israel launched air raids today on the Gaza Strip after a day of tensions along the border of the Palestinian territory whose Islamist rulers warned against an escalation.

Israel says Erez crossing into Gaza to reopen

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Monday announced the reopening of one of the main crossing points into the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which has been closed for at least eight years.

Israel uncovers Hamas tunnel from Gaza, says new war unlikely

Israel uncovers Hamas tunnel from Gaza, says new war unlikely

Israel said on Monday it had unearthed a new cross-border tunnel dug by Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip, the first such discovery since the 2014 war, but played down the prospect of renewed conflict.

Family of Arab Israeli `held by Hamas` seeks answers

A year of uncertainty for Hisham Al-Sayed`s family finally came to an end this month when a grainy black and white photo appeared on a Hamas-affiliated television channel.

'Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israel'

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants hit neighbouring Israel last night without apparent casualties, the Israeli army said.