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Israeli use of live fire in Gaza triggers 'unprecedented' crisis: Red Cross

New York - Israel's use of live ammunition against Palestinian protesters in Gaza has left health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis, with more than 13,000 wounded, a senior Red Cross official said Monday.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said.

Israeli planes strike Hamas targets in Gaza

Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes on Monday conducted strikes against nine Hamas "military targets" in the northern Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites being sent into Israeli territory, the army said.

In Gaza, unpaid government salaries dampen Eid joy

Gaza - Hani al-Laham sits down to a family dinner after a long day of fasting, but he has little to celebrate as the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches.

AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protesters

Gaza - An AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said.

Three Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: new ministry toll

Gaza - Three Palestinians, including a 15-year-old, were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, the territory's health ministry said, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued.

Fire kites from Gaza a burning issue for Israel

Nahal Oz - Israeli farmer Avner Yona holds up a wooden-framed sheet of plastic almost as large as he is, fitted with a now blackened tail ribbon that shows the kite-maker's malicious intent.

Palestinian shot dead trying to breach Gaza border: Israel army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian armed with an axe was shot dead trying to breach the Gaza-Israel border on Monday, the Israeli army said.

Israel, Gaza exchange fire after Palestinian woman killed at border

Gaza - Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza, the army said Sunday, after Palestinian projectile fire shattered a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

Red Cross says Gaza health crisis of 'unprecedented magnitude'

Geneva - The Red Cross warned Thursday that Gaza was facing an "epic" crisis, after weeks of violence has left more than 13,000 Palestinians wounded, overwhelming an already disastrously weak health system.

UN warns Gaza on the brink of war

New York - The latest escalation of fighting between Israel and Palestinian Hamas has pushed Gaza to the brink of war, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned the Security Council on Wednesday.

Palestinian injured in Gaza protests dies of wounds: ministry

Ramallah - A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces during protests and clashes on the Gaza border died of his wounds Wednesday, the Palestinian health ministry said.

UN Security Council to meet on Gaza rocket firings on Israel

New York - The UN Security Council will meet Wednesday to discuss Palestinian rocket strikes on Israel, at the request of the United States which wants the top UN body to strongly condemn the attacks.

Israel hits more Hamas sites, denies ceasefire claims

Gaza - Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire Wednesday after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Gaza - Palestinians launched boats from Gaza on Tuesday to protest Israel's blockade, a move likely to further raise tensions after mortar fire from the enclave earlier in the day and weeks of deadly unrest.

Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade

Gaza - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip will try to breach Israel's blockade by boat this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes, organisers said Sunday.

Three Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling on Gaza militant post

Gaza - Israeli tank fire at an Islamic Jihad observation post killed three Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian officials said.

Gaza tear gas baby left off official death count

Gaza - A baby who died near the Gaza border was not included in a Gaza health ministry list of Palestinians killed by the Israel army, after a dispute over how she died.

Three Palestinians wounded in Monday protests die: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Three Palestinians have died from their wounds days after being shot by Israeli troops during protests in the Gaza Strip, the territory's health ministry said Saturday.

US embassy opening in Jerusalem, killings and outrage

Jerusalem - The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, after Washington recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital, sparked deadly demonstrations in Gaza in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians.Here is an overview.

US embassy opening in Jerusalem, killings and outrage

Jerusalem - The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, after Washington recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital, sparked deadly demonstrations in Gaza in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians.Here is an overview.

Israel condemns 'hypocrisy' of UN rights council on Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel condemned the "hypocrisy and absurdity" of the UN Human Rights Council after it voted Friday to send war crimes investigators to probe the shootings of Gaza protesters by Israeli forces.

Hamas head to lead new Gaza border protests Friday

Gaza - The leader of Gaza's ruling movement Hamas announced he would go Friday to the Israeli border to take part in fresh protests, four days after 60 Palestinians were killed in violence.

Gaza demonstration: peaceful protest or Hamas-led attack?

Ramallah - On Monday 60 Palestinians were killed along the Israel-Gaza border, with critics saying the Jewish state's soldiers fired indiscriminately on thousands of protesters.

Arab League chief calls for international probe into Israel 'crimes'

Apo - Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit on Thursday called for an international probe into alleged "crimes" committed by Israeli forces against Palestinians during deadly violence along the Gaza border this week.

Hamas official says 50 members killed this week on Gaza border

Gaza - A senior member of Gaza's Hamas rulers has said that all but a dozen of the 62 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire during Gaza border protests this week were members of the Islamist group.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Tuesday amid renewed sporadic clashes on the Gaza Strip border, the Gazan health ministry said, a day after dozens died in the bloodiest day in years.

Israeli warplane hits Hamas facility in Gaza during bloody protests: army

Jerusalem - Israel's air force hit a Hamas base in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the military said, as bloody clashes between protesters and soldiers raged along the strip's border with Israel.

Clashes erupt along Gaza-Israel border ahead of US embassy inauguration

Gaza - Clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on Monday between Palestinians and Israeli forces ahead of the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem, AFP journalists reported.

Israelis shoot dead Palestinian in Gaza border protests

Gaza - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man on Friday during a seventh week of protests on the Gaza border, the enclave's health ministry said.
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Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11  2014
Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11, 2014
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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Israeli attack on freedom flotilla: Photo-frame from a video released by the Turkish Aid group IHH  ...
Israeli attack on freedom flotilla: Photo-frame from a video released by the Turkish Aid group IHH, shows Israeli soldiers with guns boardeding the a Turkish vessel in international waters off the Gaza coast heading to the Gaza Strip.
Turkish Aid group IHH
Hala Abu Sabikha  age 3  was killed in a retaliatory Israeli attack in Gaza.
Hala Abu Sabikha, age 3, was killed in a retaliatory Israeli attack in Gaza.
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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.
Reuters screen grab
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Qatari Emir beside Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
Qatari Emir beside Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
The Times
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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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Rebuilding ... Palestinian schoolchildren walk through destroyed houses in Gaza City s Shijaiyah nei...
Rebuilding ... Palestinian schoolchildren walk through destroyed houses in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood.
News Corp Australia
A protester in Gaza
A protester in Gaza
Gigi Ibrahim
Baby Shayma was saved by an emergency C-section after her mother was killed in an Israeli shelling a...
Baby Shayma was saved by an emergency C-section after her mother was killed in an Israeli shelling attack on their family home in Gaza.
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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.
Rocket attack  buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva  Israel
Rocket attack, buildings and vehicles hit in Beersheva, Israel
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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.
fair.org
The aftermath of a 2008 Israeli bombing in Gaza.
The aftermath of a 2008 Israeli bombing in Gaza.
flickr/Amir Farshad Ebrahimi
CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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Damage by Israeli soldiers on Dir-Albalah border
Damage by Israeli soldiers on Dir-Albalah border
Noor Harazeen