Update: Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Gaza militants

World 05/05/19, 07:37

The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local):3:35 p.m.Gaza's Health Ministry says three Palestinians have been killed in a pair of Israeli airstrikes.An airstrike on a car Sunday killed one man, identified by residents as Hamed al-Khoudary, a Hamas commander. Earlier, Islamic Jihad confirmed the deaths of two ...

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 4

World 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 pregnant mother and her baby daughter, were killed, while three ...

Update: Rescue agency says rocket wounds Israeli woman

World 05/04/19, 08:07

The Latest on developments in the Israel-Palestinian conflict: (all times local):4 p.m.A rescue agency says rockets fired from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have wounded an Israeli woman.Women look at the damage caused by a rocket fired from Gaza that hit a house in a moshav in Israel near the border ...

4 Palestinians killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Gaza flare-up

World 05/03/19, 17:43

Four Palestinians, including two Hamas militants, were killed in an Israeli airstrike and protests Friday as gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a monthlong easing of hostilities that was mediated by Egypt.The calm along the Gaza-Israel frontier was in ...

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 rule.And yet Hamas' control over Gaza is tighter than ever.The ...

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 Israeli army said that a projectile launched from the Gaza ...

Tens of thousands of Gaza protesters join anniversary march

World 03/30/19, 08:13

Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered Saturday at rallying points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops fired tear gas and opened fire at small crowds of activists who approached the border fence. At least 10 protesters were ...

Cease-fire talks continue ahead of Gaza anniversary rally

World 03/29/19, 10:41

Cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas progressed Friday, the leader of the Islamic militant group said, as the Gaza Strip braced for renewed violence on the eve of the first anniversary of its weekly protests along the frontier with Israel.The anniversary event could prove combustible, coming days before the Israeli ...

Egyptian cease-fire mediators shuttle between Israel, Gaza

World 03/28/19, 09:28

Egyptian mediators headed to Israel on Thursday to discuss a proposal for a new cease-fire plan between between Israel and Hamas following a fresh round of fighting this week.Three Hamas officials familiar with the negotiations said the Egyptians offered the organization a series of measures to ease the Egyptian-Israeli blockade ...

Calm appears to hold in Gaza despite exchange of fire

World 03/27/19, 03:35

An unofficial cease-fire appeared to be holding Wednesday between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire. Schools reopened in southern Israel and residents resumed their daily routines after a few overnight rocket attacks from Gaza that set off air-raid sirens, breaking a daylong lull. The Israeli military struck ...

Update: Israel warns Hamas against further attacks

World 03/26/19, 14:22

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local):9:15 p.m.Israel's U.N. ambassador is warning Gaza's Hamas rulers that if attacks against Israel continue Hamas leaders will face the "might" of the Israeli military and "be buried in the tunnels of Gaza."Palestinians walk over the damage of the offices of Hamas ...

Hamas reveals weak spot in Netanyahu re-election campaign

World 03/26/19, 13:26

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu locked in a tight race for re-election, the Hamas militant group has suddenly emerged as a major vulnerability for the Israeli leader. This week's outbreak of fighting between Israel and Hamas, sparked by a rocket strike on a home in central Israel, was the latest reminder ...

Tense calm in Gaza after Israel, Hamas exchange heavy fire

World 03/26/19, 01:57

A tense quiet has taken hold after a night of heavy fire as Israeli aircraft bombed targets across the Gaza Strip and Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel.School in southern Israel was cancelled on Tuesday following the violence that erupted just two weeks ahead of Israeli elections.The cross-border fighting was ...

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

World 03/25/19, 12:36

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a house in central Israel, wounding seven people.Over more than a decade, the Islamic militant Hamas group has built up ...

Update: Israel ‘responding forcefully’ to rocket attack

World 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 striking Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket ...

Israel-Gaza fighting ebbs, Gaza rockets reportedly a misfire

World 03/15/19, 06:08

Cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas group appeared to be winding down Friday, amid reports of an Egyptian-brokered truce and Israeli media saying a misfire was believed to be responsible for the rare Gaza rocket attack on Tel Aviv that triggered the exchange. The two rockets had struck late ...

Update: Hamas says agreement to restore calm with Israel

World 03/15/19, 05:20

The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local):12:10 p.m.A Hamas official says an agreement to restore calm between Gaza militants and Israel has been reached.Palestinians inspect the damage of destroyed building belongs to Hamas ministry of prisoners hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, early Friday, Friday, March 15, 2019. (AP ...

Update: Israeli military accuses Hamas of firing rockets

World 03/14/19, 20:21

The Latest on Israel-Gaza (all times local):2:50 a.m.The Israeli military has concluded that the militant Hamas group of Gaza fired two rockets toward the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv.In a statement early Friday, the army said "we can confirm" that Hamas carried out the rocket attack.The attack Thursday night ...

Israeli fire kills Gaza protester; clashes in West Bank

World 03/08/19, 13:24

Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian at the weekly protest along the fence bordering the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and Palestinians and the Israeli military clashed in a West Bank village earlier in the day.Tamer Arafat, 23, was wounded in the head in southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah ...

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