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  • Londoner who traveled to Gaza on aid convoy is ISIS executioner

    6 days ago

    A British national who traveled to the Middle East on a Gaza aid flotilla with anti-Israel lawmaker George Galloway has been identified as a member of an Islamic State execution cell that once was led by the notorious “Jihadi John.”

    The cell member has been identified as Alexanda...

  • Israelis near Gaza fear Hamas is tunneling beneath them

    2 weeks ago

    Nissim Hakmon and his neighbors say they hear banging and clattering at night. They are convinced it can only mean one thing: Hamas is tunneling under their homes from Gaza and will one day emerge, guns blazing, to attack or kidnap them.

    The Israeli government says its...

  • Hamas announces its ‘heroes’ are digging new tunnels and ‘experimenting with rockets’

    2 weeks ago

    Palestinian “heroes” are digging tunnels to be used in future attacks on Israel, Hamas’ senior political leader said.

    At a funeral in Gaza City Friday for seven Hamas operatives killed when rain and flooding caused a tunnel they were working on to collapse, Ismail Haniyeh said...

  • 8 Hamas members missing in Gaza tunnel collapse

    2 weeks ago

    Eight members of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas have not been accounted for since an underground tunnel collapsed in Gaza.

    Rain and flooding caused the collapse of the tunnel, located near Jabaliya in northern Gaza, on Wednesday, various media outlets reported.

    “The...

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  • Two Palestinians reported killed in riots near Gaza-Israel border

    January 15, 2016 | 9:50 am

    Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinians during riots near the fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel, Palestinian officials said.

    The incident occurred Friday afternoon during clashes near al-Breij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, medical sources told Maan...

  • Israeli airstrikes hit terror cell on Gaza border, killing 1

    January 13, 2016 | 10:13 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit a Palestinian “terrorist cell” on the border with Gaza, killing one, the Israel Defense Forces said.

    In a statement, an IDF spokesman said the cell was planting a bomb Wednesday near the border fence and planned to detonate it when an IDF patrol came by. The IDF said the action was a joint operation of the Air Force and the Shin Bet security service, which gathered intelligence on the imminent attack.

    The Palestinian Maan news agency reported that along with the one death, three others were injured in the strike.

  • Poll: Two-thirds of Palestinians support stabbings, reject two-state solution

    December 14, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    A growing majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza support an armed uprising against Israel, reject a two-state solution and want Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.

    According to a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • Mike Huckabee: Israelis were ‘marched at gunpoint’ out of Gaza

    December 7, 2015 | 11:41 am

    Israelis should never have to go through again what they went through as they were “marched at gunpoint” out of their homes in Gush Katif during the disengagement in 2005, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday.

    Addressing some 35 members of the Jewish...

  • Israeli broadcaster says Palestinians bust West Bank bomber cell

    December 1, 2015 | 10:52 am

    Israel's national broadcaster on Tuesday said Palestinian authorities had prevented a bomb attack on Israeli troops in the West Bank, a report suggesting the strength of security ties despite public feuding over a two-month wave of unrest.

    Israel Radio said six Islamic Jihad...

  • A plea for Syrian refugees: ‘never again’

    November 24, 2015 | 7:09 pm

    Having spent a career helping women and civil society activists in the most challenging places on Earth, we thought we had seen the worst man could do. Helping society rebound in the killing fields in Cambodia; documenting Saddam’s genocide in northern Iraq; helping resolve...

  • Wave of violence spells trouble for Israel’s ‘Mr. Security’

    October 19, 2015 | 11:13 am

    The sound of a fist banging on a table came through sharp and clear as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his anger captured on a leaked audio tape, berated his own party members for not having his back in confronting a Palestinian wave of attacks.

    "I expect support from each and...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will settle accounts with murderers

    October 13, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to implement new measures to bring quiet to Israeli cities amid a wave of terror attacks.

    “Israel will come to settle accounts with the murderers and those who want to kill, and anyone who helps them. Not only won’t they have any...

  • Third intifada? The Palestinian violence is Israel’s new normal

    October 13, 2015 | 11:58 am

    Israelis have become accustomed to dismal news in the past few weeks – mornings and evenings punctuated by stabbings, car attacks and rock throwing.

    The cycle of random violence has left dozens of Israelis and Palestinians dead, and many fearing the worst: The start of a third...

  • U.S. says it considers violent acts against Israel as terrorism

    October 9, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    The United States considers violence in East Jerusalem to be acts of terrorism against Israel, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Friday.

    Spokesman John Kirby told reporters the United States "condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against both Israeli and...

  • Six killed in Gaza as Israeli-Palestinian violence widens

    October 9, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wave of violence that has fueled talk of a new uprising against Israel.

    The soldiers shot across the border into Gaza after the...

  • West Bank, Gaza crossings closed for Yom Kippur

    September 22, 2015 | 9:27 am

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon ordered a general closure of the West Bank and Gaza for the Yom Kippur holiday.

    All crossings will be closed from noon Tuesday until one minute before midnight Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces announced. Crossings based on medical and...

  • Israel retaliates for rockets fired from Gaza

    September 21, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Israel in retaliatory airstrikes targeted what the military called “three terror sites” in Gaza.

    The Saturday morning strikes came in response to rockets fired the previous evening from the Gaza Strip on southern Israeli communities. One rocket landed in Sderot, reportedly...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • Israel to allow Palestinian soccer players to travel for West Bank match

    August 31, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    Israel will allow a soccer match in the West Bank between a Palestinian team and a squad from the United Arab Emirates.

    The Sept. 8 match at the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium in Al-Ram, northeast of Jerusalem, will test Israel’s stated willingness to relax its travel restrictions on...

  • Gaza rocket strikes Israel, no injuries reported; IDF hits back

    August 27, 2015 | 10:42 am

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck an open area in Israel, causing no injuries or damage.

    The rocket hit an open area in the Eshkol Regional Council, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, late Wednesday night. In response, the Israel Defense Forces bombed a weapons production plant in central...

  • Hamas political chief confirms negotiations with Israel

    August 21, 2015 | 8:16 am

    Hamas political chief Khaled Meshaal confirmed that his organization is negotiating with Israel over a long-term truce and described the talks as “very positive.”

    In an interview with a London-based Qatari newspaper published Friday, Meshaal said former British Prime Minister...

  • Family of Ethiopian-Israeli believed held by Hamas rallies for his release

    August 17, 2015 | 3:53 pm

    The family of an Ethiopian Israeli believed to be imprisoned in Gaza by Hamas rallied on his behalf outside an Israeli prison where Palestinian prisoners are held.

    The rally Monday outside the Hadarim Detention Center was the first on behalf of Avera Mengistu, 29, whose family...

  • In Paris, ‘Tel Aviv on Seine’ goes ahead under heavy security

    August 13, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Hundreds of police deployed in the heart of Paris on Thursday to monitor a celebration of Tel Aviv and a nearby rally against it staged by pro-Gaza demonstrators during a beach festival on the banks of the Seine river.

    Paris' decision to fete the Israeli city as "Tel Aviv on...

  • Captured Hamas fighter provides terror tunnel information

    August 11, 2015 | 11:16 am

    A captured Hamas fighter has provided information to Israeli security services about the location of tunnels between Gaza and Israel, planned attacks on Israel and the Hamas-Iran connection.

    Ibrahim Shaer, 21, from Rafah in Gaza, was captured in a joint operation of the Shin Bet...

  • Ten years to the ‘disengagement’ from Gaza: One reason to rejoice

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 6, 2015 | 4:05 am

    We, the Jews, are a people used to expulsion and immigration. And we have a long memory. We were exiled from Jerusalem many years ago, as all Jews were reminded on Tisha BeAv. We were kicked out of Spain, and from Portugal, and from England, and within Russia into the so called...

  • Lessons of Gaza

    By Uri Dromi

    August 4, 2015 | 5:47 pm

    Anniversaries always present us with an opportunity to reflect on the past and to try to learn from history.

    British military thinker and historian B.H. Liddell Hart wote a book titled “Why Don’t We Learn From History?” In that book, Liddell Hart teaches us that “those who read...

  • Gush Katif: Rebuilding and healing 10 years later

    By  Orit Arfa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:42 pm

    A drive through the Israeli city of Nitzan tells the story of the slow, painful rehabilitation of the communities of Gush Katif, the former settlement bloc known as the “harvest belt” of Gaza before Israel’s withdrawal 10 years ago. Located between Ashdod and Ashkelon, about 45...

  • U.N. calls on Palestinians in Gaza to hand over Israeli nationals

    July 14, 2015 | 10:41 am

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Palestinians in Gaza to provide information about two Israelis believed to be held there.

    Ban on Monday also called for their prompt return to their families, The Associated Press reported.

    Ethiopian-Israel Avera Mengistu...

  • Iran: An agreement to empower evil

    By David Suissa

    July 14, 2015 | 12:14 am

    While everyone else is weighing in on the merits of the Iran nuclear deal, I can name one person who probably hates it: Atena Farghadani.

    Farghadani is a 28-year-old Iranian artist and activist who was sentenced last month to 12 years and nine months in an Iranian prison because...

  • Hamas negotiator on Israeli detainees was released in Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

    By JNi.media

    July 13, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    This article first appeared on Jewish News International.

    Yahya Sinwar, one of the founders of the military wing of Hamas and an organizer of the abduction and murder of IDF soldier Nachshon Waxman, was appointed Sunday to lead the Hamas negotiations team on returning the remains...

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