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  • For Israelis in the western Negev, each day is ‘Russian Roulette’

    By Jared Sichel

    August 18, 2014 | 3:47 am

    When the tzeva adom, red alert, screams its siren as Yasmine Parda eats out in Ashkelon at her favorite restaurant, she waits and hopes for the best—no rocket shelters are reachable by foot within the siren’s reported 15-second warning interval.

    “We sit in the restaurant and...

  • Hamas says it is ready for Egypt-brokered truce

    June 20, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Palestinian Hamas militants announced on Wednesday they were ready to stop the latest round of cross-border violence as long as Israel followed suit, in a statement issued after Israeli air strikes killed two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in a third day of fighting.

    “Responding to...

  • Schools in southern Israel reopen

    November 2, 2011 | 12:03 pm

    Schools reopened in southern Israeli communities after having been closed for three days due to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.

    Children returned to school Wednesday. More than 45 rockets and mortars had fallen on southern Israel in the previous three days.

    Many of the schools...

  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 31, 2011 | 1:53 pm

    A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashkelon was the first since a barrage of rocket fire on southern Israel ended.

    Two mortars landed Monday afternoon in the western Negev shortly after the Kassam attack stopped at midnight.

    “There is no cease-fire, no negotiations and the IDF...

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  • Rockets from Gaza shatter short-lived calm

    October 30, 2011 | 1:14 pm

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  • TIMELINE: Gilad Shalit, held for five years

    October 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas which rules Gaza have agreed on a deal to swap the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive for five years, for the release of a proposed 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

    Here is a timeline of events since Shalit was captured:

    June 25, 2006
    -...

  • Israelis, Palestinians agree to a cease-fire after five-day rocket barrage

    August 22, 2011 | 8:24 am

    Israel and the Islamist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, agreed to a cease-fire after five days of cross-border violence, officials said on Monday.

    Two rockets fired from Gaza a few hours after the deal took effect fell harmlessly in an open area in southern Israel, a...

  • Hamas announces cease-fire to be honored by all Gaza factions

    April 7, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    Hamas announced Thursday that a unilateral cease-fire on the part of all factions in the Gaza Strip was to come into effect at 11 P.M. local time.

    Officials in Hamas said that the decision was made following a meeting between all Gaza factions.

    The Hamas offer comes as fighting flared in Gaza on Thursday after a Palestinian anti-tank missile hit an Israeli school bus, wounding two, and Israeli forces retaliated with planes and artillery, killing five Palestinians.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • Libya declares cease-fire in wake of UN vote to intervene [VIDEO]

    March 18, 2011 | 8:53 am

    Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa annouces a cease-fire.

    Libya declared a ceasefire in the country and will comply with a United Nations resolution passed overnight, Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa said on Friday. The conciliatory message was in sharp contrast to comments...

  • How we fight

    By David Suissa

    December 31, 2008 | 3:37 pm

    Am I dreaming?

    Did Israel actually trick our terrorist enemy into complacency before catching it off guard? Did we use the six-month cease-fire with Hamas to beef up our intelligence and plan a blitzkrieg counterattack in response to the incessant bombing of Israeli civilians?

    Did...

  • Hold your fire!  Cease fire! Fire!

    By Steve Greenberg

    December 30, 2008 | 3:24 am

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