Mar 5, 2015

Israel to double water supplies to Gaza Strip amid tensions

Israel will double the amount of water provided to the Gaza Strip, despite a bloody war last summer against the territory’s Hamas rulers, defense officials said Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the commander of Cogat, the defense agency that deals with Gazan civilian affairs, ...

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Mar 2, 2015

Egypt army: 172 Sinai militants killed in February

Egypt’s army said Sunday at least 172 militants were killed in February in joint police and military operations in the restive Sinai where security forces are battling an Islamist insurgency. The militants were killed in a series of security operations in the peninsula after ...

Feb 18, 2015

Cyberattacks on Israel traced to Gaza: Trend Micro

A series of cyber attacks against Israel since mid-2013 appears to be coming from “Arab parties located in the Gaza Strip” and elsewhere, U.S. security researchers say. A research report by Trend Micro said the effort appears to be using “spear phishing” emails with ...

Feb 12, 2015

Israel says it foiled Gaza arms-running attempt

Israel’s Shin Bet security service said on Wednesday that in a joint operation with the navy it foiled a Palestinian attempt to sail rocket-making materials from Egypt into Gaza. It said in a statement that three Gazans appeared in an Israeli court charged with ...

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Dec 25, 2014

Israel strikes Gaza, killing militant after soldier is shot

Israel launched an airstrike in southern Gaza on Wednesday and killed a Hamas militant after a sniper attack on a patrol seriously wounded a soldier, the army and medics said. It was only the second time Israel had struck Gaza since a 50-day war ...

Oct 13, 2014

U.S. promises $212 million in new Gaza aid, urges peace talks

The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate assistance to the devastated Gaza Strip, while also urging Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks. People in Gaza, which borders Israel and Egypt, “need our help desperately — not tomorrow, not next week, ...

Sep 24, 2014

Abbas plans Israeli West Bank pullout resolution Friday

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he will submit a resolution to the U.N. Security Council on Friday seeking a three-year timetable for the withdrawal of Israeli forces from the West Bank. The resolution will be handed in immediately after Abbas speaks at ...

Sep 17, 2014

Gaza mortar round hits Israel for first time since truce: army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an Aug. 26 cease-fire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said. “For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel,” Lt. ...

Sep 11, 2014

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group issued a report on Thursday that it described as ...

Can Palestine win the peace?

Sep 9, 2014

Can Palestine win the peace?

by Daoud Kuttab

The tremendous sympathy and support Palestinians received from international observers because of the high price they paid during their 51-day war with Israel will be useless if the leaders of Hamas and Fatah fail to maintain a united front.