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  • Israeli troops exchange fire with Gaza

    2 weeks ago

    Palestinians fired a rocket at Israel after a retaliatory strike in Gaza by Israeli aircraft.

    A Palestinian Qassam rocket on Friday exploded south of Ashkelon, near the border between Gaza and Israel, Army Radio reported. It caused no damage.

    The rocket landed after an Israeli...

  • Israel in retaliatory attacks slams Gaza rocket launchers

    August 14, 2013 | 8:22 am

    Israeli airstrikes destroyed concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza in retaliation for attacks on southern Israel.

    The attacks early Wednesday morning were in response to rockets launched at Israel the previous evening as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were...

  • Gaza rockets hit southern Israel town cited by Obama

    March 21, 2013 | 2:17 am

    Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in a southern Israeli border town that U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned in a speech on his arrival in Israel a day earlier.

    Police said there were no casualties but some damage in the attack on Sderot near the Gaza...

  • Israel violated ‘laws of war’ in Gaza, says Human Rights Watch

    February 14, 2013 | 3:49 am

    Human Rights Watch said Israeli air strikes during the most recent Gaza Strip conflict "violated the laws of war."

    Field investigations, which the group said were not comprehensive, found 14 instances in which Israeli unmanned drones or fixed wing aircraft hit areas "with no...

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  • Obama: Missile fire from Gaza must stop first

    November 18, 2012 | 10:00 am

    President Obama told the Egyptian and Turkish leaders that a resolution to the Gaza-Israel violence must begin with an end to rocket fire into Israel.

    "If we’re serious about wanting to resolve this situation and create a genuine peace process, it starts with no more missiles...

  • Tens of millions of hackers target Israel government Web sites

    November 18, 2012 | 9:24 am

    More than 44 million hacking attempts have been made on Israeli government web sites since Wednesday when Israel began its Gaza air strikes, the government said on Sunday.

    Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said just one hacking attempt was successful on a site he did not want to...

  • Israel shoots down Hamas rocket fired at Tel Aviv

    November 18, 2012 | 9:07 am

    Israel's "Iron Dome" interceptor system shot down two incoming rockets from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night and no casualties or damage was reported, a police spokesman said.

    Hamas, Gaza's Islamist rulers, claimed responsibility for firing at the city.

    It was the second strike on Israel's commercial capital on Sunday. In the earlier attack, one person was hurt by falling debris from a rocket that was intercepted south of the city.

    Writing by Ori Lewis; editing by Crispian Balmer

  • Iron Dome intercepts more rockets over Tel Aviv, as Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation

    November 18, 2012 | 8:42 am

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

    The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's...

  • Israel hits Hamas government buildings, reservists mobilized

    November 17, 2012 | 9:08 am

    Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister's office, after Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists in preparation for a possible ground invasion.

    Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up...

  • Obama, Netanyahu talk ‘de-escalation’

    November 16, 2012 | 4:02 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed "de-escalation" of the Gaza conflict.

    "Prime Minister Netanyahu called the President today to provide an update on the situation in Israel and Gaza," said a White House statement released late Frdiay.  "The...

  • Israeli cabinet authorizes mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists

    November 16, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    Israel's cabinet authorized the mobilization of up to 75,000 reservists late on Friday, preparing the ground for a possible Gaza invasion after Palestinians fired a rocket toward Jerusalem for the first time in decades.

    Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial centre, also came under rocket...

  • Israel requests reservists after rockets target cities

    November 16, 2012 | 11:05 am

    Israeli ministers were on Friday asked to endorse the call-up of up to 75,000 reservists after Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day.

    The rocket attacks were a challenge to Israel's Gaza...

  • UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon urges end to “dangerous escalation” in Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 10:03 am

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on Israel and Hamas to "stop this dangerous escalation" in the Gaza Strip to avoid further bloodshed in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Ban's spokesman said.

    "The Secretary-General is extremely concerned about the...

  • Israel taking steps to mobilize up to 75,000 reservists

    November 16, 2012 | 9:54 am

    Defence Minister Ehud Barak sought government approval on Friday to mobilize up to 75,000 reserve troops for Israel's Gaza campaign, political sources said, in a sign of preparations for a possible ground offensive.

    The sources, speaking after Palestinian rockets were fired at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, said ministers were being polled by telephone by the cabinet secretary to approve the call-up.

    Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Writing by Jeffrey Heller, Editing by Crispian Balmer

  • Israeli general tells mayors to prepare for weeks of fighting

    November 16, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Israel’s Home Front Command reportedly has instructed municipalities around Gaza to prepare for a fighting period of up to seven weeks.

    The news site Ynet reported Friday that GOC Home Front Command Eyal Eisenberg told subordinate officers and mayors of southern and central...

  • Air-raid siren sounds in Jerusalem

    November 16, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Air-raid sirens were sounded in Jerusalem on Friday, marking the first time the holy city has been targeted by rocket fire from Gaza.

    Initial reports from Israeli television said three rockets had landed in the area of Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

    The alarms come just a day...

  • France’s Hollande contacts Netanyahu to end Gaza fighting

    November 15, 2012 | 11:53 am

    French President Francois Hollande has made contact with the leaders of Israel and Egypt to try to prevent an escalation of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Jean-Francois Ayrault said on Thursday.

    The killing of a Hamas militant commander in an Israeli air strike on...

  • Rockets hit near Tel Aviv as war looms over Gaza

    November 15, 2012 | 10:12 am

    [UPDATE 11:13 am] Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip targeted Tel Aviv on Thursday in the first attack on Israel's commercial capital in 20 years, raising the stakes in a showdown between Israel and the Palestinians that is moving towards all-out war.

    Earlier Hamas rocket ...

  • Online campaign urging Israel supporters to wear red

    November 15, 2012 | 9:42 am

    An online campaign is asking people around the world to send in photos of themselves wearing red clothing in support of residents of southern Israel.

    The Stop The Rockets campaign was launched Tuesday by the Australasian Union of Jewish Students to remind people of the Code Red...

  • Gaza rocket hits city near Tel Aviv, no damage or casualties

    November 15, 2012 | 7:49 am

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an Israeli city on the outskirts of Tel Aviv on Thursday, exploding in an open area within the municipal limits of Rishon Lezion, the army said.

    Air raid sirens sounded in Rishon Lezion, a city some 12 km (seven miles) south of Tel Aviv,...

  • Obama speaks to Israeli, Egyptian leaders about Gaza violence

    November 14, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    President Barack Obama spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday and reiterated U.S. support for Israel's right to self-defense in light of rocket attacks from Gaza, the White House said.

    Obama spoke to the leaders about...

  • Hamas renews rocket fire from Gaza; 17 missiles explode in southern Israel

    June 19, 2012 | 8:25 am

    Hamas has launched a barrage of rockets toward southern Israel on Tuesday afternoon, after months of restraint on behalf of the Gaza rulers.

    Seven rockets exploded in open areas in Eshkol Regional Council on Tuesday afternoon, after four rockets were fired at Hof Ashkelon and Sha’ar...

  • With rocket fire continuing, southern Israeli schools are closed

    March 15, 2012 | 8:40 am

    Schools were closed in southern Israel again as rockets fired from the Gaza Strip continued to strike despite a cease-fire.

    The cities of Beersheba, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Kiryat Malachi and Gan Yavne canceled classes for Thursday after several rockets targeted Beersheba the day before....

  • Israel, Gaza militants agree to halt fire

    August 26, 2011 | 8:25 am

    Israel and Islamic Jihad militants agreed to halt fire on Friday after days of deadly cross border violence, a Palestinian official said.

    Eight Palestinians, including a local commander of the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, were killed since a truce was called on Monday, raising to 26 the...

  • Israel redeploys Iron Dome in south

    August 5, 2011 | 8:47 am

    Israel is redeploying the Iron Dome short range missile defense system near its Gaza Strip border because of a recent intensification of rocket fire.

    Israeli newspapers reported Friday that Ehud Barak, the defense minister, ordered the redeployment at the request of local authorities in the region.

    At least 30 rockets were fired in July. The Israeli army has responded with air raids.

  • Teen injured critically when Gaza rocket hits bus

    April 7, 2011 | 8:26 am

    An Israeli teen was critically injured when a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit the school bus in which he was riding.

    The driver of the bus, which had dropped off all the schoolchildren except for the injured teen, also was wounded by shrapnel in Thursday afternoon’s attack,...

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