Kerry: Netanyahu has asked for help on truce

2014-07-29 20:59

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, top US diplomat John Kerry says.

Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign

2014-07-28 22:12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip that would require demilitarisation and closing of tunnels.

Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR, but not security

2014-07-27 17:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realises world opinion might be shifting away from his nation, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security.

Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume flights

2014-07-23 07:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry on to help restore commercial flights to Israel.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

US calls for Israel to protect Gaza civilians

2014-07-18 07:59

The Obama administration has accused Israel of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.

Ground offensive in Gaza begins

2014-07-17 23:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza.

Hamas, Israel to halt hostilities for 5hrs

2014-07-17 07:05

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to halt hostilities for five hours on humanitarian grounds, while efforts continue to broker a longer-term truce.

Palestinians fire rockets at Israel

2014-07-15 15:23

Palestinian militants have fired rockets at Israel after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire.

Israel approves Egyptian-proposed Gaza truce

2014-07-15 08:40

Israel has approved an Egyptian-proposed deal that would halt the week-old Gaza shelling war but Hamas has responded suspiciously, saying they had not been consulted by Cairo.

Gazans flee homes as Israel harshens campaign

2014-07-13 19:01

Israel has harshened its campaign against Gaza, warning Palestinians in the north to flee after marines mounted a ground attack, and efforts to halt the bloodshed intensified.

Israel offensive: No sign of slowing down

2014-07-12 11:29

Israel airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza have hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group’s weapons, in an offensive that shows no sign of slowing down.

Israel to resist truce efforts as Gaza toll tops 100

2014-07-12 07:31

Israel says it will resist international pressure to stop its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives.

Israel continues deadly Gaza offensive

2014-07-11 07:37

Israeli warplanes have kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce.

Israel, Hamas face off in fresh Gaza conflict

2014-07-09 08:13

Israel warplanes have pounded targets in the Gaza as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket entered its second day, leaving 28 people dead.

Israel bombs 50 targets in Gaza

2014-07-08 08:26

Israel has launched an offensive against Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip, bombing some 50 targets, including homes, in a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.

Israel's Lieberman breaks alliance with Netanyahu

2014-07-07 16:55

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ended a 20-month political alliance between his party and the ruling rightwing Likud, although his faction will remain in government.

Jewish extremists held over teen's murder

2014-07-07 08:52

Israel has arrested a group of Jewish extremists suspected of kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teenager in a revenge killing, triggering violent clashes spreading throughout Israel.

Israel on high alert for slain Palestinian teen funeral

2014-07-04 11:02

Israeli police have flooded east Jerusalem ahead of the funeral of a Palestinian teenager believed killed by Israelis and the first Friday prayers of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

2014-07-03 06:07

Palestinians have accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem.

Clashes in Jerusalem after body found

2014-07-02 14:30

Clashes have erupted between Palestinians and Israeli police following reports that an Arab teen was kidnapped and a body found in a Jerusalem forest.

Israel vows to make Hamas pay for teen murders

2014-07-01 13:35

Israel has vowed to hunt down the Hamas militants it holds responsible for kidnapping and killing three teenagers, but is likely to carefully weigh its response to avoid triggering a regional flareup.

Killed teens: Netanyahu calls security cabinet together

2014-06-30 21:28

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned his security cabinet after the bodies of the three missing teens were found under a pile of rocks in the West Bank.

Netanyahu warns US not to work with Iran

2014-06-22 22:20

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned close ally the United States against working with arch-foe Iran in the effort to pull Iraq back from the brink.

Teen kidnappings in Israel barbaric - SAZF

2014-06-17 14:33

The kidnapping of three teenage boys in Israel, reportedly by Hamas, is a barbaric and savage act, the SA Zionist Federation says.


2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

2014-07-29 10:59

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

2014-07-22 05:41

Israeli confidence and pride has changed in what seems like a flash, after at least 25 soldiers were killed and scores injured - a stunning outcome of the fateful decision to send troops by land into Gaza.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.

Israel ground offensive to target tunnels

2014-07-18 06:14

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

Gaza truce goes into force

2014-07-17 09:22

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

Israel targets Hamas leader, cease-fire collapses

2014-07-16 08:21

Israel has resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip a day after holding its fire in deference to an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

Israel to 'broaden' campaign if Hamas rejects truce

2014-07-15 13:28

Israel will expand its week-long military campaign in the Gaza Strip if Hamas refuses to accept an Egyptian ceasefire plan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned.

Israel keeps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

2014-07-14 07:56

Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed, as its offensive enters the seventh day.

UK 'extremely concerned' by Gaza deaths

2014-07-12 13:00

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is "extremely concerned" about the loss of life in Gaza, where five days of Israel air strikes have killed more than 120 Palestinians.

Gaza death toll hits 121 as Israel bombs dozens

2014-07-12 09:19

The death toll in the Gaza Strip has topped 121, as Israel bombed dozens of targets on the fifth day of airstrikes.

World pressure won't stop offensive - Netanyahu

2014-07-11 18:25

Israel's prime minister says he will not cave in to international pressure to stop a military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Gaza death toll reaches 68

2014-07-10 06:31

Israel's air offensive in the Gaza Strip has escalated while Palestinian militants launched more powerful rockets deeper into Israel, amid concerns that hostilities could widen.

Israel, Hamas slide towards major Gaza conflict

2014-07-08 14:18

Israeli warplanes have pounded Gaza with more than 50 strikes at the start of a new military campaign to stamp out rocket fire by Hamas militants on southern Israel.

Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

2014-07-08 06:34

The Israeli army says it launched an offensive operation against the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks, and a Palestinian official said Israeli airstrikes injured at least nine Palestinians.

Hamas vows revenge after 7 members killed

2014-07-07 11:08

Gaza's Hamas rulers have vowed revenge on Israel after 7 of its militants killed were in an explosion.

Palestinian teen burned to death, autopsy shows

2014-07-06 08:02

An autopsy has shown that an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed in a revenge attack was burned to death, officials say.

Palestine teen murder sparks riots as tensions soar

2014-07-03 08:19

Violence has flared in Jerusalem as angry Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli police following the kidnap and murder of a Palestinian teen in an apparent revenge attack.

Netanyahu, address root cause of Israeli conflict

2014-07-02 14:49

It would be a serious mistake should the Israeli regime use the three missing girls as a pretext to use more violence to avenge their deaths, says Mohamed Saeed.

New threats against Hamas as Israel buries teens

2014-07-02 05:56

Israel's prime minister has threatened to take even tougher action against Hamas following a wave of airstrikes in Gaza, as the country buried three Israeli teens it says were killed by the group.

Hamas member killed by Israeli troops

2014-07-01 08:48

A Palestinian from the militant group Hamas has been shot dead in the West Bank hours after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were abducted over two weeks ago, Israel's military says.

14 Gaza rockets hit southern Israel - army

2014-06-30 11:06

At least 14 rockets and mortar rounds fired by militants in Gaza has struck southern Israel, causing no injuries but damaging a home, the army says.

Israel expands arrests in search for missing teens

2014-06-17 15:41

Israeli soldiers arrested 41 more Palestinians in the West Bank, the army says, expanding the already massive search for three missing Jewish seminary students who disappeared last week.

Israel arrests 80 Palestinians in hunt for teens

2014-06-15 10:43

Israel's military says it has arrested around 80 Palestinians in the West Bank, including members of the militant group Hamas, as part of efforts to locate three teenagers believed to have been abducted in the territory while hitchhiking home.

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