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Israel opens probe into soldiers who killed two Gaza protesters

Jerusalem - Israel's army announced Tuesday an investigation into soldiers who shot dead two Palestinian teenagers in separate incidents on the Gaza border, the first such probe in months of protests and clashes.

Hamas leader: 'On our way' to ending Israel blockade

Gaza - Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said Tuesday that an end to Israel's more than decade-long blockade of Gaza was "around the corner", as talk of a possible truce deal intensifies.

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Jerusalem - Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts.

Gaza fisherman battles poverty with plastic bottle boat

Gaza - With hundreds of empty plastic bottles collected from the shores of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, fisherman Muath Abu Zeid has turned litter into a floating source of income.

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a blockade on most goods from July 9.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Palestinian shot during May US embassy protest dies: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot three months ago in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border has died while being treated in Egypt, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday.

Netanyahu demands 'total' Gaza ceasefire

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Gaza - A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory's health ministry said.

Two killed in fresh Gaza protests but Israel-Hamas truce holds

Gaza - Two Palestinians including a medic were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border Friday, but away from protests the calm reached after a deadly flare-up between the enclave's rulers Hamas and the Israeli army mainly held.

Palestinian shock after child killed, Israelis fear more rockets

A Palestinian family called for answers Thursday as to why an Israeli air strike hit their relatives' home in the Gaza Strip, killing a pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter.

Israel flattens Gaza building after new rocket fire

Gaza - An Israeli strike flattened a building in Gaza City on Thursday after a rocket landed deep inside the Jewish state, but tensions appeared to lessen following a deadly flare-up of violence over the previous day.

Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

Jerusalem - Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday, killing one Hamas militant, after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory.Injuries were also reported on both sides.

Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

Stockholm - Seven Swedish activists detained by Israel's navy for attempting to breach its blockade of Gaza have been deported to Sweden, the organisers of the Ship to Gaza activist flotilla said Wednesday.

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officials

Gaza - An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said.

Israel intercepts second Gaza-bound activist boat

Jerusalem - The Israeli navy intercepted a Swedish-flagged activist boat bent on breaching its more than decade-long blockade of Gaza, the second in less than a week, the military said on Saturday.

Fresh tension as Israel reimposes Gaza fuel blockade

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade on fuel deliveries to Gaza on Thursday citing a resurgence in kites carrying firebombs over the border and signalling a brief pause in tensions may be ending.

Israel reimposes blockade of fuel deliveries to Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel reimposed a blockade of fuel supplies to Gaza on Thursday in response to a resurgence of the flow of fire kites across the border, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said.

Number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel for Hamas ties soars: NGO

Jerusalem - The number of Gazans denied exit permits by Israel due to a close family member's alleged connection to Hamas has soared this year, a rights group said Wednesday.

Israel navy intercepts activist boat trying to break Gaza blockade

Jerusalem - Israel's navy on Sunday intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat trying to break its more than decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip, the military and activists said."The activity ended without exceptional events," a military statement said.

Gaza teen dies of wounds from Israeli border fire: ministry

Gaza - A Gaza teenager died of his wounds on Saturday after being shot by Israeli troops during protests along the border, the health ministry in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory said.

Hamas vows revenge after Israeli raid kills 3 militants

Gaza - The military wing of Gaza's rulers Hamas on Thursday vowed revenge after Israeli strikes killed three militants in the latest flare-up of violence.

Israeli strikes in Gaza kill three after soldier wounded

Gaza - Israeli strikes killed three Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after a soldier was wounded by gunfire in a fresh flare-up of violence despite a United Nations-brokered ceasefire deal.

Israel partially reopens only goods crossing with Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel partially reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after a two-week closure prompted by border tensions and incendiary kites sparked fears of a severe fuel shortage in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.

Israel's only goods crossing with Gaza to partially reopen

Jerusalem - Israel will partially reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip later Tuesday, a minister said, after closing it July 9 over border tensions and kites carrying firebombs to burn Israeli farmland.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Tuesday if calm holds

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday if calm is maintained, a minister said, after having closed it July 9 partly over kites carrying firebombs.

UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid 'devastating conflict'

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Saturday on Israelis and Palestinians to avoid "another devastating conflict" after resurgent violence claimed five lives on Friday.

In Gaza and Israel, war fears mount despite truce

Gaza - After seven chaotic and violent hours, quiet returned to the Gaza Strip overnight. Yet on Saturday, civilians in the Palestinian enclave and Israel remained fearful of the potential for a new war.
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Smoke billows from buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11, 2014
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014
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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.
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Protesters in Paris burn an Israeli flag
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Qatari Emir beside Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza
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A baby is treated for injuries at a medical facility in Gaza.
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American-made Israeli F-16s drop bombs on Gaza.
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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.
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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.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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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.
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.
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A sign displayed at the 'Women in Black' vigil outside Sydney Town Hall.
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Young relatives of four boys, all from the Bakr family, killed during Israeli shelling, cry during their funeral in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014
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