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Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rocket fire

Gaza - Israel targeted Hamas in air strikes on Gaza early Saturday after rockets were fired at it from the Palestinian enclave, the army said, two days after a fragile ceasefire began.

When Hamas is not in Israel's sights

Gaza - For the first time in more than a decade, Israeli forces have bombed Gaza without targeting Hamas.But this spells a tough choice for the Islamist movement, between heeding calls to join the fighting, and its desire to maintain its truce with Israel.

Israel says overnight strike on Gaza house killed Islamic Jihad commander

Jerusalem - Israel's military said Thursday that an overnight strike in Gaza that Palestinians officials say left eight members of the same family dead killed an Islamic Jihad commander.

Death toll surges on second day of Israel-Gaza violence

Gaza - Exchanges of fire triggered by Israel's targeted killing of a top militant in Gaza raged for a second day Wednesday and showed little sign of easing as the Palestinian death toll surged to 23.

Netanyahu tells Islamic Jihad 'stop these attacks or absorb more blows'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza must stop rocket attacks or "absorb more and more blows" as an escalation of violence raged for a second day.

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli air and missile strikes on Gaza early Wednesday, the territory's health ministry said, taking the death toll from a two-day flare-up to 12.

Fear and sorrow in Gaza and Israel after another escalation

Kramim - Sirens wailed, residents ran to bomb shelters and both sides feared yet another war as an Israeli targeted strike killing an Islamic Jihad commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday sparked exchanges of fire.

Rocket fire after Israeli Gaza strike kills Palestinian commander

Gaza - Israel's military killed a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, prompting retaliatory rocket fire and fears of a severe escalation in violence.

Israel strikes kill one in Gaza after first rockets in weeks

Jerusalem - Israel carried out retaliatory strikes on Gaza Saturday killing a Palestinian and wounding two others, following two nights of rocket attacks that were the first since September.

Gaza protests grind on with little hope

Gaza - Mohammed Hellis takes three things with him to demonstrate Fridays on the Gaza border with Israel: a traditional Palestinian scarf, a slingshot and his ID card for identification if shot dead.

Parents of Israeli held in Gaza plead for news, action five years on

Geneva - The parents of an Israeli man believed to be held by Hamas in Gaza since 2014 travelled to Geneva this week to demand international action to help bring him home.

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem - Israeli forces attacked Hamas positions in Gaza after rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state, the military said early Saturday.

Two Palestinian teenagers killed by Israeli fire during clashes: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli fire in renewed clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.

Gaza under alert after bombings kill three police officers

Gaza - Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.

Israel strikes Gaza, cuts fuel deliveries after Palestinian rocket fire

Gaza - Israel launched air strikes against the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement Monday in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory, and also reduced fuel deliveries to the enclave, officials said.

Qatari envoy says aid, contacts helping prevent new Gaza war

Gaza - Qatar's envoy to Gaza says the Gulf emirate's hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian enclave and its contacts with both Hamas and Israel are helping prevent another catastrophic war.

Israel warns Hamas further attacks risk more Gaza suffering

Gaza - The Israeli army on Thursday warned the Gaza Strip's residents and its Hamas rulers that further attacks on Israel could incur tougher conditions for the coastal territory.

Israel says fires on armed Gazans after rocket attack, 3 dead

Gaza - Israel said it opened fire on armed Palestinians on Gaza's border overnight and Hamas's health ministry reported three dead Sunday, the latest in a series of incidents along the tense barrier.

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket attack

Gaza - Israeli warplanes struck at least three targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday but caused no apparent casualties, a Palestinian security source said.

Israel army says killed 4 armed Palestinians on Gaza border

Jerusalem - Israeli troops shot dead four heavily armed Palestinians on the Gaza border early Saturday, one of whom had managed to cross and throw a grenade at troops, the army said.

Exchange of fire on Gaza border kills Palestinian, wounds 3 Israel soldiers

Jerusalem - A Palestinian seeking to avenge his brother's death by Israeli fire entered Israel from Gaza Thursday, sparking a firefight in which the Israeli army said he was killed and three Israeli soldiers wounded.

Despite risks, Gazans dream of life away

Khan Yunis - At a modest dwelling open to the winds next to a landfill in the Gaza Strip, only the women, children and an old man remain.

Israel tightens Gaza fishing curbs after new fire balloons

Jerusalem - Israel announced Wednesday it had tightened restrictions on Palestinian fishing off the blockaded Gaza Strip after more balloons fitted with firebombs were floated from the enclave into its territory.

Israel says eases Gaza fishing restrictions after truce

Gaza - Israel announced Tuesday it had eased fishing restrictions off the blockaded Gaza Strip after a ceasefire with Hamas ended a deadly escalation earlier this month.

Israel lifts Gaza fishing ban as calm returns

Gaza - Israel lifted a ban on Friday on Palestinian fishing boats operating off Gaza, an Israeli military body said, ending a measure imposed during a deadly flare-up of violence earlier this month.

Israelis, Palestinians welcome truce but fear more violence

Ashkelon - After a weekend of deadly Palestinian fire on the Israeli city of Ashkelon, the underground bunker where public officials studied CCTV and incoming rockets from Gaza was hushed Monday after a tentative ceasefire.

Israel-Hamas truce: Will it last?

Jerusalem - Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip agreed a ceasefire Monday after a two-day flare-up that brought them to the brink of war, but analysts remain unconvinced any truce will last.What happened?

Netanyahu vows more 'massive strikes' in response to Gaza rockets

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he had ordered the military to launch further strikes on Gaza Strip militants in response to rocket fire from the territory, as an escalation entered its second day.

Rocket barrages from Gaza draw Israeli strikes, four Palestinians dead

Gaza - Gaza militants on Saturday fired some 250 rockets at Israel, which responded with strikes as a fragile ceasefire again faltered in an escalation that left four Palestinians dead, including a baby killed in disputed circumstances.

Dozens of rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, Israel responds

Gaza - Palestinian militants in Gaza fired a barrage of dozens of rockets at Israel on Saturday and Israel responded with strikes as a fragile ceasefire between the two sides again faltered.
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Young relatives of four boys  all from the Bakr family  killed during Israeli shelling  cry during t...
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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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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CROSSING: Palestinian workers wait to return to northern Gaza from Israel at the Erez Crossing in 2005.
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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.
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9  2014 in Gaza City
A ball of fire is seen following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City
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A baby is treated for injuries at a medical facility in Gaza.
A baby is treated for injuries at a medical facility in Gaza.
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A Palestinian family leaves their house in Gaza City after it was damaged in an Israeli air strike on July 10, 2014
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Astronaut Alexander Gerst shows Gaza war in 'saddest' photo from space: "My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza and #Israel"
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Destruction in Gaza after Israeli airstrike  misportrayed  then corrected by ABC.
Destruction in Gaza after Israeli airstrike, misportrayed, then corrected by ABC.
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Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10  2014
Palestinians inspect damages following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 10, 2014
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An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
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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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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Video allegedly showing a wounded Palestinian civilian being shot dead by an Israeli sniper has been posted on YouTube.
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Gaza freedom flotilla
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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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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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.

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