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Israeli jets hit Gaza Hamas positions after militants fire rockets

At least 127 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli troops during mass demonstrations along the Gaza border since March 30 and the men sending the kites over the fence believe they have found an effective new weapon.

Jun 20, 2018, 10:33 AM IST

Israel begins building marine barrier on Gaza strip

Israel Defence Minister on Sunday announced that construction had begun on a marine barrier with the Gaza Strip extending into the Mediterranean Sea. Avigdor Liberman said in a statement that the barrier aimed to prevent any attempts by Palestinians in Gaza to enter Israeli territory through the sea, Efe news reported.

May 28, 2018, 07:35 AM IST

India expresses concern over situation in Israel, Palestine

India on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the situation in West Asia.

May 17, 2018, 00:54 AM IST

Hamas official says 50 members killed this week on Gaza border

A senior member of Gaza's rulers Hamas said on Wednesday that most of the 62 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire during border protests and clashes this week were members of the Islamist group.

May 17, 2018, 00:48 AM IST

Seven Palestinians killed, hundreds injured in Gaza clashes

The Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed the death toll and according to reports 550 Palestinians were injured.

Mar 30, 2018, 23:41 PM IST

Israeli aircraft launch fresh raid on Gaza Strip

Israeli aircraft targeted with a number of rockets the "marine" site, located in Khan Younis governorate south of the Gaza Strip.

Jan 03, 2018, 08:27 AM IST

Israel wants to build 'Trump station' near Western Wall in Jerusalem

Transport Minister said he had chosen a proposed subway stop near the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City - right in the middle of the area that the Palestinians want as their own future capital.

Dec 28, 2017, 06:52 AM IST

Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas compound in Gaza

Gaza militants have reportedly taken rocket fire on Israel a notch higher since US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 18, 2017, 15:06 PM IST

Hamas due to hand over Gaza in major step toward unity

Hamas`s armed wing, which includes some 25,000 militants, remains a major force in the Gaza Strip.

Nov 28, 2017, 11:05 AM IST

Hamas must disarm under unity deal: Palestinian police chief

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is due to retake control of the Gaza Strip, currently still run by Islamist movement Hamas, by December 1.

Nov 08, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Death toll from strike on Gaza tunnel this week rises to 12

A Palestinian militant group said on Friday that five of its members had been killed earlier this week when Israel blew up a cross-border tunnel being dug by militants from the Gaza Strip, bringing the death toll in the strike to 12. 

Nov 03, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Two Palestinians charged with murder of Israeli man

Israeli prosecutors filed charges on Sunday against two Palestinians suspected of murdering their Jewish employer this month in what authorities have labelled a "terror attack", the justice ministry said.

Oct 29, 2017, 18:23 PM IST

Hamas security chief hurt in Gaza blast: Security sources

The head of Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip was injured Friday when his car blew up in an attack in the Nusseirat refugee camp, Gaza security sources said.

Oct 27, 2017, 17:29 PM IST

Five questions on Palestinian unity deal

 Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas signed a unity deal in Cairo on Thursday aimed at ending their decade-long dispute.

Oct 12, 2017, 21:56 PM IST

Palestinian cabinet convenes in Gaza in move to reconcile with Hamas

GAZA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah on Tuesday chaired his first meeting of the Palestinian cabinet in Gaza in a move towards reconciliation between the mainstream Fatah party and Isl

Oct 03, 2017, 12:12 PM IST

Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abbas government

Hamas also agreed to an election, which has failed to take place in Gaza since 2006 as a result of the division between Fatah and Hamas.

Sep 17, 2017, 17:08 PM IST

2 policemen killed, 9 injured in Egypt blast

The explosion came a day after a car bomber attacked a checkpoint in North Sinai's nearby Rafah city, causing at least 66 deaths and injuries, according to the Egyptian military spokesman.

Jul 09, 2017, 09:11 AM IST

Benjamin Netanyahu says does not want `escalation` in Gaza

Israel`s security cabinet decided on Sunday to reduce the daily amount of electricity supplied to Gaza by between 45 and 60 minutes.

Jun 13, 2017, 22:02 PM IST

Israel to reduce Gaza power, feeding fears of unrest

The move has raised fears of a new upsurge in violence, with Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza having fought three wars since 2008.

Jun 13, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Israel says foils plot to avenge Hamas commander's murder

Israeli authorities said Thursday they had foiled a plot by Arab citizens to attack an Israeli soldier in revenge for the March killing of a Hamas commander.

Jun 08, 2017, 22:17 PM IST