Israeli strike kills Gaza commander's wife, child

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Hamas says that an Israeli air strike has killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze.

Hamas fighters show defiance in Gaza tunnel tour

2014-08-19 19:57

Hamas fighters, clad in black and armed with assault rifles, navigated the dimly lit tunnel with ease, saying they felt at home in their network of underground passages in Gaza.

Israel orders Gaza truce team back from Cairo

2014-08-19 17:21

Israel has ordered its negotiating team to return immediately from Gaza truce talks with the Palestinians in Cairo after three rockets hit the country's south, a government official says.

Rockets fired from Gaza, cease-fire broken

2014-08-19 15:31

The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip resulting in Netanyahu ordering the Israeli military to strike Gaza terror targets.

Gaza zoo monkeys killed in Israeli strikes

2014-08-19 11:29

A zoo in northern Gaza is suffering collateral damage after Israeli strikes left several monkeys dead, with many of the surviving animals facing starvation.

Israel: Hamas West Bank coup attempt thwarted

2014-08-18 18:59

Israeli security service says it has arrested Hamas operatives, thwarting a West Bank coup attempt.

Gaza death toll hits 2 000

2014-08-18 12:16

The death toll in the war-torn Gaza Strip has rose above 2 000, the health ministry says as more people injured in over a month of fighting with the Israelis succumbed to their wounds.

Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws rightwing protest

2014-08-18 05:31

Israeli police have blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing in on guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs".

Israel demands 'clear' security answer

2014-08-17 20:15

Israel will not agree to any long-term ceasefire in Gaza at indirect talks in Cairo unless its security needs are clearly met, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

Hamas: Israel must accept demands or face long war

2014-08-16 21:59

Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo where negotiations for a truce with Israel are being brokered do not meet the aspirations of the Palestinian people.

Israel is a cancer - Hezbollah leader

2014-08-15 13:23

The leader of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has called Israel a cancer and that the “ultimate goal should be to remove it”, according to a report.

10 000 Israelis demand end to rocket attacks

2014-08-14 21:36

Around 10 000 Israelis have poured into downtown Tel Aviv, calling on the government and the army to end Palestinian rocket attacks from Gaza once and for all.

Jewish board lays charges over ‘eye for an eye’ comment

2014-08-14 13:51

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies will lay charges against Western Cape Cosatu secretary general Tony Ehrenreich following a post on his Facebook page calling for an “eye for an eye against Zionist aggression”.

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce 'deal'

2014-08-14 11:20

Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce

2014-08-13 22:35

Israel and Palestinians have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72-hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in Cairo-mediated talks, an Egyptian official says.

Journalist among 5 killed in Gaza missile dismantling

2014-08-13 14:34

A foreign journalist is among at least five people killed in northern Gaza as Palestinian experts were dismantling an Israeli missile, medics and officials say.

Israel faces tricky economic outlook

2014-08-13 13:30

Israel’s war with Gaza has added fuel to a Palestinian boycott movement and may damage investor sentiment even if the economy looks set to emerge unscathed.

Truce holds as Cairo talks turn to Gaza blockade

2014-08-12 21:29

The skies over Gaza remained calm on the second day of a 72-hour truce as negotiators in Cairo prepared to tackle the thorny issue of the Israeli blockade.

Gaza ceasefire talks difficult, but truce holds

2014-08-12 19:58

Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates have said, while an Israeli official said no progress had been made so far.

Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war

2014-08-12 12:27

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt to end a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency says, after a new 72-hour truce held for a day.

Foreign media protest Hamas harassment in Gaza

2014-08-11 20:22

The Foreign Press Association has lodged a strong protest accusing the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas of harassment and of threatening foreign reporters working in Gaza.

Tycoon claims huge oil find in DR Congo

2014-08-11 19:43

A company owned by Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler says it has discovered vast potential reserves of oil in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Israeli negotiators in Cairo for Gaza talks

2014-08-11 14:33

Israeli negotiators have arrived in Cairo for talks on ending a month-old Gaza war with Palestinian militants after a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Cease-fire holding in Gaza between Hamas, Israel

2014-08-11 11:06

Israel says a new cease-fire with the militant Hamas group is holding in the Gaza Strip, a day after the two sides agreed to resume talks in Cairo.

Turkey evacuates wounded Palestinians from Gaza

2014-08-11 08:56

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country has started to evacuate wounded people from Gaza to Turkey for treatment.


Israelis ordered to Tel Aviv bomb shelters

2014-08-19 22:47

The Israeli military has urged Israelis living as far as 80km away from Gaza, or beyond the Tel Aviv area, to open bomb shelters, as militants fired dozens of rockets when a truce broke down.

1000s flee for cover as Israel resumes air strikes

2014-08-19 18:48

Thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes in neighbourhoods of eastern Gaza City, carrying bags of clothes, pillows and mattresses after renewed Israeli air strikes.

Israel orders army response as Gaza fires rockets

2014-08-19 16:40

Israel has ordered the military to respond after three rockets from Gaza struck the south as the two sides were observing a 24-hour truce, an Israeli official says.

UN says Gaza requires unprecedented reconstruction

2014-08-19 13:44

The top UN official in the Mideast says that Gaza will require massive reconstruction and proposed expanding a UN-Israeli system to import construction materials into the Palestinian territory.

Israel, Palestine renew truce

2014-08-19 09:01

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel has warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

Israel and Palestine - The need for moral pillars

2014-08-18 16:15

South Africa, along with many other nations could well put an end to the crime scene that has become the Gaza strip, writes Jonathan Brady.

Israel destroys homes of suspected Israeli teen killers

2014-08-18 09:10

Israeli troops have demolished the homes of two Palestinians it suspects of the abduction and killing of three teenagers in the occupied West Bank in June, the army says.

Months needed to repair facilities in Gaza: UN

2014-08-17 21:50

UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos says it will take months to repair damage to the UN's infrastructure caused by the Israeli bombardment of Gaza.

Gaza war: optimism fades as talks to resume

2014-08-17 10:21

A Palestinian negotiator says his side is "less optimistic" on indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary ceasefire looms.

Israelis, Palestinians poised to resume talks

2014-08-16 14:07

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are poised to resume indirect talks with Egyptian mediators on reaching a more permanent ceasefire before a current truce expires.

US-Israel ties hit new low after backdoor missile procurement

2014-08-15 08:48

US state department officials have been caught off guard during the Gaza conflict after it surfaced that the Israeli military had quietly secured US ammunition supplies from the Pentagon, according to reports.

Malaysia teen questioned over Israel Facebook ‘like’

2014-08-14 16:19

A Malaysian teenager is being investigated by police for sedition after 'liking' a pro-Israel Facebook posting, sparking outrage over perceived growing intolerance in the Muslim-majority country.

2nd King David pupil in scandal over Gaza

2014-08-14 11:24

A King David School pupil has spoken up about alleged bullying and discrimination at his school after expressing his views on Israel on a Facebook page.

Israel carries out air strikes in Gaza after new truce

2014-08-14 08:33

Israeli aircraft have carried out air strikes across Gaza in response to Palestinian rocket fire and shortly after a new ceasefire brokered by Egypt came into effect, officials say.

Gaza rocket hits Israel ahead of truce deadline

2014-08-13 21:24

At least one rocket fired from Gaza has struck Israel just two hours before the expiry of a 72-hour truce which Israel had offered to extend, police say.

Gaza lights SA social media firestorm

2014-08-13 13:40

The situation in Gaza has ignited social media as both pro- and anti-Israeli sentiment finds their voice on internet platforms.

Clock ticks down to end of Gaza truce deadline

2014-08-13 13:16

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo will readdress the thorny issue of a ceasefire and Israel's Gaza blockade, as the clock ticks down to the deadline ending a 72-hour truce.

Israel furious as UN unveils Gaza probe team

2014-08-12 21:29

Israel has lashed out after the UN Human Rights Council named the man who will be running an inquiry into its Gaza offensive.

Lana Del Rey latest muso to postpone Israel show

2014-08-12 17:00

Lana Del Rey has become the latest Western musician to call off a concert in Israel as security fears from the Gaza conflict take a toll on the entertainment industry.

Israel apologises for calling Brazil 'diplomatic dwarf'

2014-08-12 06:04

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has apologised to his Brazilian counterpart for a remark by a foreign ministry spokesperson calling the Latin American powerhouse a "diplomatic dwarf".

In defence of Josh Broomberg

2014-08-11 19:46

The deliberate attempt by some members of the Jewish community to bully a young student into silence must be rejected, writes Kameel Premhid.

Israel visitor numbers nosedive

2014-08-11 19:04

Israel's rapidly growing tourism industry has plunged to its lowest level in seven years during its blistering July war with Hamas.

When freedom of expression contradicts values

2014-08-11 13:19

I am quite concerned by the calls for a schoolboy to be removed as deputy Head-Boy because he showed his support for Palestine, writes Saber Jazbhay.

New York governor, officials head to Israel

2014-08-11 09:51

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and top state legislators are heading to Israel this week for a two-day visit as a "demonstration of solidarity" with that country in the conflict in Gaza, the Democratic governor has announced.

Fresh 72-hour truce begins in Gaza

2014-08-11 05:58

A fresh 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has gone into effect in Gaza, paving the way for talks in Egypt aimed at a durable end to a month-long conflict that has wreaked devastating bloodshed.

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