Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

World / Social Issues Jan 30, 2020

Palestinians protest Trump's Mideast peace plan

The Israeli army announced an increased presence in the West Bank and near Gaza Wednesday evening, as U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial peace plan sparked outrage among Palestinians. The plan, seen as overwhelmingly supportive of Israeli goals and drafted with no Palestinian input, gives the ...

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

World Jan 16, 2020

First Gaza rockets fired against Israel since Qassem Soleimani killing

The Israeli military said four rockets were fired Wednesday from Hamas-controlled Gaza, the first since Israel's ally the U.S. killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. "Four rockets were just fired from Gaza at Israel. Two rockets were intercepted mid-air by the Iron Dome aerial defence ...

Israel and Hamas agree on Gaza truce

World Aug 10, 2018

Israel and Hamas agree on Gaza truce

Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. There was no formal comment from Israel, but ...

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

World Jul 16, 2018

Gaza cease-fire largely holding after day of fierce fighting

A cease-fire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defenses in case hostilities resume. Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Gaza on Saturday, killing ...

Israel closes Gaza border crossing damaged by Palestinians

World May 13, 2018

Israel closes Gaza border crossing damaged by Palestinians

Israel closed a main border crossing with the Gaza Strip and destroyed a Hamas militant tunnel on Saturday, a day after renewed violence between Palestinian protesters and Israeli forces on the edge of the coastal enclave. Dozens of Palestinian demonstrators had broken into the Gaza ...