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  • More rockets fired on Israel as communities open bomb shelters

    August 19, 2014 | 10:59 am

    A barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza at southern Israel after a cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian groups was broken.

    The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two of the rockets fired Tuesday evening. Earlier in the day, rockets were fired at Beersheba in...

  • Train service in southern Israel suspended over security fears

    August 18, 2014 | 11:54 am

    Train service between Ashkelon and Sderot in southern Israel was halted due to security reasons.

    Sunday night’s halt to service on the line that runs near the border with Gaza — a day before the end of a five-day cease-fire with Hamas and other groups in Gaza — was “until further...

  • Report: Hamas planned Rosh Hashanah attack through Gaza tunnels

    July 28, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Hamas planned to use the tunnels it dug from Gaza to Israel to execute a massive attack on southern Israel, an Israeli newspaper reported, citing unnamed Israeli security sources.

    Under the plan detailed Friday by the Hebrew-language Maariv daily, Hamas planned to send terrorists...

  • Relocate nationals from near Gaza border, Thai embassy asks

    July 24, 2014 | 12:03 pm

    The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv asked the Israeli government to relocate Thai nationals working in southern Israel near the Gaza border.

    The request on Thursday came a day after a Thai worker was killed when a mortar fired from Gaza struck the hothouse in which he was working.

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

    July 15, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    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...

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

    July 8, 2014 | 8:37 am

    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

    July 8, 2014 | 8:33 am

    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...

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

    July 3, 2014 | 2:09 pm

    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 damage homes in Israel

    June 30, 2014 | 10:04 am

    More than a dozen rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel in one morning, damaging homes and farmland.

    As many as 16 rockets reportedly were fired Monday. Hamas’ military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility. It was the first time in two years,...

  • 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...

  • Another swarm of locusts in Israel sparks new concerns

    March 18, 2013 | 2:59 am

    Another swarm of locusts entered Israel, spurring concerns that they will continue to infest the country for several weeks.

    A new swarm was discovered in southern Israel on Saturday.

    Locusts have been discovered mating and laying eggs throughout Israel's South, Globes reported,...

  • Southern Israel hit by Gaza rocket for first time in three months

    February 26, 2013 | 4:52 pm

    rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel for the first time in three months, causing some damage.

    A long-range Grad rocket struck early on Feb. 26 in the industrial zone of Ashkelon.

    The al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah party led by Palestinian...

  • U.N. Security Council calls emergency session on Israel raids

    November 14, 2012 | 5:45 pm

    The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed emergency meeting on Wednesday night to discuss Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip as Israel threatened a wider offensive in the Palestinian enclave to stem rocket salvoes by Hamas militants.

    The French U.N. mission said on its...

  • Informal ceasefire between Israel and Gaza, brokered by Egypt, holding

    October 25, 2012 | 7:11 am

    Israel and Hamas reportedly were observing an informal ceasefire, brokered by Egypt.

    The ceasefire reportedly went into effect at midnight on Thursday morning, though a lone mortar shell was fired at southern Israel at about 9 a.m. Thursday, several hours after the unofficial...

  • Rockets slam southern Israel, striking homes and injuring workers

    October 24, 2012 | 8:28 am

    More than 70 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza have hit southern Israel in the last 24 hours, striking several homes and injuring three.

    Four Palestinians have been killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza sites that the Israeli military said are used for launching rockets at...

  • Cross-border violence continues between Israel and Gaza

    June 22, 2012 | 8:41 am

    An Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian militant and wounded two men in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Israel and Hamas medical officials said, two days after an Egyptian-brokered truce had calmed an outbreak of cross-border violence.

    The strike in central Gaza followed the firing of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kassam strikes southern Israel

    March 19, 2012 | 9:50 am

    A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel, ending a two-day lull in rocket fire.

    The rocket hit Monday morning in an open area in the Negev. A hothouse was damaged by shrapnel, according to Israel Radio. The Color Red warning system sounded in several towns in the area.

    ...
  • 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....

  • Kassams strike southern Israel

    February 1, 2012 | 2:55 pm

    At least four Kassam rockets fired from Gaza struck southern Israel.

    Three rockets hit Wednesday night, according to the Israel Defense Forces, though some Israeli news reports put the number at five. An additional rocket hit about three hours earlier. No damage or injuries were reported.

    In the last month, 29 rockets fired from Gaza have struck Israel, according to the IDF.

  • 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...

  • New violence suggests end of calm between Israel and militant Palestinians

    March 23, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Violence between Israel and militant Palestinians rose sharply this week with a bombing in central Jerusalem and a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on southern Israel.

    In a terrorist attack on Wednesday afternoon, a bomb planted near a telephone pole exploded near Jerusalem’s...

  • Rockets launched into southern Israel

    November 19, 2010 | 9:47 am

    Gaza Strip terrorists launched rockets into Israel.

    There were at least two barrages of Kassam rockets before dawn on Friday, Israeli media reported, and the firing of a longer range Grad missile.

    No injuries or damage were reported.

    Kassams have a range of about 10 kilometers and...

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