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  • Finding unity in a bomb shelter

    18 hours ago

    When the siren sounded, the Rolling Stones’ tortured 1969 track “Gimme Shelter” popped into my head, oddly enough.

    That haunting song offered a stunning reminder of the endless horrors of war, reawakening a sleepy world with a vivid musical picture of human pain in times of...

  • As rockets fly, poor towns in southern Israel cry out for better protection

    19 hours ago

    Fares Alhozael doesn’t want much from the Israeli government.

    The roads in his neighborhood aren’t paved, and earlier this year Israel destroyed his cousin’s house for having been built illegally.

    Slumped on a faded bed in the bare, beige, tin-roofed house he shares with his...

  • UNRWA condemns discovery of rockets in Gaza school

    6 days ago

    A United Nations agency condemned the discovery of rockets discovered in one of its schools in the Gaza Strip.

    The United Nations Relief and Works Agency, which assists Palestinian refugees, said in a statement issued Thursday that about 20 rockets were discovered hidden on the...

  • At summer camps and trauma centers, Beersheba students facing rockets with locals

    1 week ago

    During Israel’s conflict with Hamas in 2009, Eli Nachmani, already using a wheelchair, injured his leg when a rocket hit this southern Israeli city.

    In the last clash in 2012, Nachmani sustained a head injury when the blast from a rocket knocked him out of his wheelchair.

    The...

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  • Avigdor Lieberman: Israel should retake Gaza

    1 week ago

    Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Israel should retake the Gaza Strip in the current military operation.

    “Israel must go all the way in Gaza. The world must give us its full backing to go all the way,” Lieberman said Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at the...

  • Rockets from Gaza still striking Israel after it accepts cease-fire

    1 week ago

    Rockets fired from Gaza continued to land in populated areas of Israel after its security Cabinet accepted and put into effect an Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire.

    The Cabinet announced in a one-sentence statement its acceptance of the cease-fire at 9 a.m. Tuesday, the time it...

  • Hamas is texting me

    1 week ago

    I just got a text from someone who’s trying to blow me up.

    “The stupidity of your leaders put all of Israel under fire, and forced all the Israelis to go into shelters,” it said, sent by a user named SMSQASSAM. “We will continue bombing every place in Israel until they answer all...

  • Rocket seriously injures Israeli teen in Ashkelon, dual citizens leave Gaza

    1 week ago

    An Israeli teenager was seriously injured by a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in Ashkelon.

    Another Israeli man was wounded in the rocket strike on Sunday afternoon in a residential area of the city.

    “Hamas has chosen to attack our cities with massive and indiscriminate...

  • Hamas calls on Palestinian civilians to remain in homes in face of Israeli warnings

    1 week ago

    Hamas leaders called on Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their homes, and ignore Israeli warnings of an impending military operation.

    “To all of our people who have evacuated their homes – return to them immediately and do not leave the house,” said a...

  • Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning

    1 week ago

    Thousands fled their homes in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites, on the sixth day of an offensive that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 160 people.

    Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

  • Hamas warns Israel before barrage on Tel Aviv

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas warned Israel in a Hebrew message that it would fire on Tel Aviv in a barrage that would test the Iron Dome missile defense system.

    The rockets were fired on Tel Aviv after 9 p.m. on Saturday, an hour after Hamas warned the operators of the Iron Dome batteries to be...

  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 121

    2 weeks ago

    Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 15 people, medics said.

    The Jewish state kept options open...

  • Gaza militant group warns airlines it will target Ben Gurion airport

    2 weeks ago

    Islamist Hamas's armed wing has warned airlines that it intends to target Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport with its rockets from Gaza and has told them not to fly there, a statement by the group said on Friday.

    The airport, Israel's main international aerial gateway, has...

  • Jewish group leads protests blaming Israel for escalating violence

    2 weeks ago

    Protests against Israel organized by Jewish Voice for Peace drew 1,000 demonstrators in 15 cities, organizers said.

    Protests took place in Boston, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco, among other cities, according to Rabbi Alissa Wise, a a member of the...

  • U.N.’s Ban: Hamas stopping rocket fire would stop escalation

    2 weeks ago

    U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said an end to Hamas rocket fire was the only means of preventing an Israeli ground invasion of the Gaza Strip.

    “Today we face the risk of an all out escalation in Israel and Gaza with the threat of a ground offensive still palpable and...

  • Hamas finds itself in war it didn’t want — and cannot escape

    2 weeks ago

    The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

    Hamas has sent its rockets streaking into...

  • In Tel Aviv, sunny with a chance of rockets

    2 weeks ago

    “In Tel Aviv, we expect the skies clear with a temperature of 32 degrees,” our pilot said upon taking off from Milan’s airport Wednesday, with no discernible hint of irony.

    The thermometer in Tel Aviv did fill up — 32 degrees Celsius, 90 Fahrenheit — but the skies have, sadly,...

  • Israel intercepts rockets fired at Tel Aviv and Dimona, slams Gaza sites

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Iron Dome system intercepted rockets fired at the heavily populated Tel Aviv area and at Dimona, which houses a nuclear reactor.

    Meanwhile, Israeli airstrikes hit about 320 targets in Gaza overnight on the third day of its expanded military operation to curb rocket fire...

  • Israel OKs call-up of additional 40,000 combat reservists

    2 weeks ago

    Israel’s Cabinet approved the call-up of as many as 40,000 additional combat reservists.

    The approval came Tuesday afternoon, hours after army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz requested the added troops with the start of Operation Protective Edge in Gaza in an effort to stop a...

  • Stepped-up Gaza operation could last long time, Israeli defense chief says

    2 weeks ago

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli military to “take off the gloves” against Hamas, as Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon prepared the public for a long campaign in Gaza.

    “Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so,” Netanyahu said...

  • Hamas steps up rocket fire, Israel says ready for escalation

    2 weeks ago

    Hamas stepped up rocket fire at southern Israeli towns and Israel called up reserve troops on Monday in anticipation of a possible escalation of hostilities with the Islamist group that dominates the Gaza Strip.

    The armed wing of the Palestinian group said it fired dozens of...

  • Amid rocket barrage, southern Israelis told to stay near shelters

    3 weeks ago

    At least 15 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel over the course of an hour.

    Hours after Hamas’ military wing threatened Israel, Thursday’s barrage struck buildings and caused fires, and a soldier was injured from shrapnel. Residents of Israeli communities...

  • Rockets from Gaza mostly hit open areas in southern Israel

    3 weeks ago

    About a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel.

    Most of the rockets fell in unpopulated areas on Wednesday; the Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two. Rockets intercepted by Iron Dome are headed for populated areas.

    Some Israeli media put the number of rockets fired at 20.

    Israel responded to some of the attacks earlier in the evening by bombing a rocket launcher in the southern Gaza Strip used to fire four mortars at Israel.

  • Israeli retaliatory strikes hit 34 Gaza sites

    3 weeks ago

    Israel’s Air Force bombed 34 sites in Gaza in what its military said was retaliation for a rocket barrage from the coastal strip.

    The strikes were responding to 18 rockets fired at Israel over a 24-hour period beginning Sunday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    ...
  • Israeli military calls up reservists on second day of Gaza rocket barrage

    March 13, 2014 | 3:03 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces called up a limited number of reservists following a second day of rocket attacks from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The reservists — for air defense, according to the Israel Defense Forces — were summoned on Thursday, when 17 rockets were fired at Israel....

  • Iron Dome anti-missile system placed in Jerusalem area

    September 9, 2013 | 12:11 pm

    An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.

    The deployment came on Sunday, according to international news agencies, which also showed photos of the battery in place.

    The Israeli military did not comment on its...

  • Retaliating for rocket attacks, Israel slams Gaza terror sites

    June 24, 2013 | 7:17 am

    Israeli airstrikes hit terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on southern Israel.

    Two weapons storage facilities in central Gaza and a rocket launch site in southern Gaza were struck Monday morning, the Israeli military said in a statement.

    Earlier...

  • Long-range rockets strike Eilat

    April 17, 2013 | 8:43 am

    Two long-range rockets fired from the Sinai Desert struck the Israeli resort city of Eilat.

    The rockets launched Wednesday morning fell in open areas in the southernmost Israeli city, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

    Israeli forces found the remnants of the two rockets....

  • Israel closes Gaza crossing after rockets fired

    April 8, 2013 | 6:38 am

    Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza to the passage of goods after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the coastal strip.

    One rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel on Sunday night as the national ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day was...

  • Rockets fired on Israel from Gaza for third day

    April 4, 2013 | 9:16 am

    A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third day in a row that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.

    Several rockets were fired from Gaza on Thursday morning, but only one landed in an open area in southern Israel. The rest exploded within Gaza's...

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