Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

Asia & Pacific 11/12/19, 06:12

A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern ...

Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

World 05/15/19, 10:29

Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel's creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.Thousands of people streamed to the Gaza-Israel frontier as the militant Hamas group, ...

Israel’s Gaza blockade under scrutiny after latest violence

World 05/06/19, 14:36

For 12 years, Israel has maintained a blockade over the Gaza Strip, seeking to weaken the territory's militant Hamas rulers. And for 12 years, Hamas has remained firmly in power, developing a thriving homegrown weapons industry along the way.This weekend's ...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 4

Asia & Pacific 05/04/19, 18:28

Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke a month-long lull between the bitter enemies. Four Palestinians, including a ...

Despite setbacks, Hamas’ grip on Gaza has never been tighter

World 04/01/19, 01:15

Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli airstrikes and unprecedented protests broke out against the Islamic militants' increasingly unpopular ...

Rocket fired toward Israel after Gaza crossings open

World 03/31/19, 10:46

A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on Sunday, the Israeli army said, just hours after Israel reopened its two main crossings with the territory in a sign that cease-fire talks were progressing between Israel and Hamas.The ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 03/30/19, 03:30

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes a blur of visitors to the Spanish Steps in Rome; fishermen ...

Update: Israel ‘responding forcefully’ to rocket attack

Asia & Pacific 03/25/19, 11:25

The Latest on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is "responding forcefully" to a morning rocket attack in central part of the Jewish state. Israel's military says it's started ...

Update: Israeli PM to cut short US visit after attack

Asia & Pacific 03/25/19, 01:17

The Latest on developments in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he's cutting short his visit to Washington after a Gaza rocket attack on Israel. Netanyahu described Monday morning's rocket launch that struck ...

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