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Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike

Jerusalem - Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said.

Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike: official

Jerusalem - Israel reopened its crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said.

A year of Gaza border protests - key facts

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinian protesters gathered along the Gaza-Israel border on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of mass demonstrations for the right of return for Palestinian refugees.

Palestinian killed by Israel fire ahead of border protests: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border early Saturday, the territory's health ministry said, hours ahead of planned mass protests.

Netanyahu says prepared for 'comprehensive' Gaza operation

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel is prepared for a widespread military campaign in Gaza as tensions simmered following the latest flare-up -- but only after all other options were exhausted.

40 children killed in year of Gaza border protests: UN

Apo - Around 40 children have been killed and many injured in one year of demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel, the UN said Thursday, calling for an "urgent de-escalation".

Israel-Hamas flare-up: Where next?

Jerusalem - Israel and Hamas appeared close to a new conflict for much of Monday, though the situation calmed with the announcement of a ceasefire by the Islamist group.

Israel strikes Gaza after border bombs

Jerusalem - Israeli aircraft targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip early Sunday after Palestinians there threw explosive devices at the border fence during "riots", the army said.

Two Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire in renewed clashes along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said.

Hamas crackdown quells Gaza demos, but protest calls persist

Gaza - Gaza has seen regular protests along the Israeli border for the past year, but new demonstrations in recent days have been much less to the liking of the strip's rulers Hamas.

Palestinian dies two weeks after shot in Gaza clashes: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in clashes on the Gaza border nearly two weeks ago has succumbed to his wounds, the enclave's health ministry said Tuesday.

Israel hits Gaza in response to 'projectile': army

Gaza - Israeli forces said Saturday they had launched several strikes against Hamas sites in Gaza in response to a projectile launched from the besieged coastal territory the night before.

Israeli fire kills Palestinian in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed and more than 40 others wounded by Israeli fire Friday in renewed protests and clashes along the Gaza border, the enclave's health ministry said.

Israel hits Hamas sites after balloons with 'explosive device'

Gaza - Israel's military said its air force struck a Hamas target in the north of the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in response to "explosive devices" that were sent towards the Jewish state.

17 Palestinians hurt in border clashes with Israel: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Israeli troops on Friday shot and wounded 17 Palestinians during a protest on the Gaza-Israel border, where rallies have been held for nearly a year, the enclave's health ministry said.

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Gaza border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli fire during fresh clashes along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the enclave said.

Palestinian dies after Israel border clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian teenager succumbed to his wounds on Monday three days after being shot by Israeli forces during clashes on the Gaza border, the health ministry in the coastal enclave said.

Palestinian woman killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian woman during protests along the Gaza border Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.Spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP the woman was shot in the head east of Gaza City.

Hamas arrests 5 over Palestinian government media raid

Gaza - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip arrested five men Saturday over a raid at the Palestinian Authority's media headquarters, in which valuable equipment was destroyed.

Ceasefire puts Qatar's role in Gaza back in spotlight

Gaza - At the end of a dirt track, an imposing new court complex stands as a symbol of Qatar's investment in the Gaza Strip -- back in the spotlight after a controversial ceasefire with Israel.

Latest Gaza flareup: what does it mean?

Gaza - A truce in Gaza has left Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu battling to keep his government afloat after defence minister Avigdor Lieberman walked out in protest.

Israeli defence minister quits: What you need to know

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday, leaving the future of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government uncertain. Here is where the situation stands:Why did Lieberman resign?

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in the border area of the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the enclave's health ministry and a security source said.

Israel defence minister quits after ceasefire, government in turmoil

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday and called for early elections after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal, throwing the government into turmoil.

UN Security Council to meet on Gaza violence

New York - The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors later Tuesday to discuss the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip, the worst flareup since the 2014 war.

Gaza militants announce Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel

Gaza - Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel on Tuesday after a severe escalation of violence threatened to descend into full-blown war.

Israel air strikes hit Gaza after rocket fire, three killed

Gaza - Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip killed three Palestinians on Monday after a barrage of rocket fire towards its territory from the enclave, as renewed violence threatened to derail efforts to restore calm.

Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended allowing Qatar to transfer millions of dollars to Hamas-run Gaza despite criticism from within his own government over the move aimed at restoring calm after months of unrest.

Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended his decision to enable Qatar to bring $15 million into Hamas-controlled Gaza for salaries, saying it would calm tensions and prevent a Palestinian humanitarian crisis.

Qatari cash reaches Gaza in campaign to ease tensions

Gaza - Palestinian civil servants formed long queues in Gaza on Friday to receive millions of dollars in Qatari-funded salaries, as part of efforts to ease tensions in and around the impoverished territory.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Image of Gaza woman standing among ruins after Israeli airstrike  misportrayed then corrected by ABC...
Image of Gaza woman standing among ruins after Israeli airstrike, misportrayed then corrected by ABC.
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Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Y...
Rescue workers remove a body from the rubble of their home following an Israeli air strike on Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip , on July 26, 2014
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A relative reacts after seeing the bodies of three Palestinian children, killed in an explosion in a public playground on the beachfront of Shati refugee camp, as they lie in the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 28, 2014
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Diana Magnay shot a brief report shortly before the controversy started.
Diana Magnay shot a brief report shortly before the controversy started.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Mahmoud Sarsak in Red Cross ambulance as he returns to the Gaza Strip after three years detainment b...
Mahmoud Sarsak in Red Cross ambulance as he returns to the Gaza Strip after three years detainment by the Israelis.
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Boy holds his brother after learning their parents were killed in Gaza.
Boy holds his brother after learning their parents were killed in Gaza.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug...
S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
State Department photo/Wikimedia Commons
Rocket attack  buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva  Israel
Rocket attack, buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva, Israel
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City  on July 18  ...
Smoke billows from a Palestinian building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
Thomas Coex, AFP
A Palestinian family leaves their house in Gaza City after it was damaged in an Israeli air strike o...
A Palestinian family leaves their house in Gaza City after it was damaged in an Israeli air strike on July 10, 2014
Mohammed Abed, AFP
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Benyamin Netanyahu
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Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fi...
Palestinians recover the body of a man killed when his home was hit the previous night by Israeli fire in the Beit Hanun district of Gaza, on July 26, 2014
Marco Longari, AFP
The occupied Gaza Strip as seen from Israel.
The occupied Gaza Strip as seen from Israel.
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Israel has launched a major bombardment of Gaza targeting Islamic militants. Some 12 Palestinian civ...
Israel has launched a major bombardment of Gaza targeting Islamic militants. Some 12 Palestinian civilians, including 5 children, have been killed.
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