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Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon - source

2014-09-20 14:30

An Israeli drone has crashed inside Lebanon, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source says.

First mortar fire from Gaza since ceasefire - Israel

2014-09-17 07:53
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Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a mortar shell toward Israel in the first such hostilities since a ceasefire took effect three weeks ago, the Israeli army says.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 19:08

About half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2 100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

2014-09-13 20:21

Hamas's former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniya has said that the militant Islamic Palestinian group would not hold any direct talks with Israel.

Israel likely committed Gaza war crimes - HRW

2014-09-11 14:41
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Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch says, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Israeli cop charged over hurt Palestinian-American

2014-09-10 21:11
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An Israeli police officer who hit a Palestinian-American teen during a violent protest has been charged.

Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

2014-09-10 11:42
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The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.

HRW accuses Israel of forcing migrants out

2014-09-09 20:46

Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of coercing thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean migrants to leave since last year in a report that documented alleged cases of abuse.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Diplomatic row flares between Israel, New Zealand

2014-09-08 12:15

A diplomatic row has flared between Israel and New Zealand after officials from the South Pacific nation say their new ambassador was rejected by Israel because he's also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority.

Protalix shares jump on Ebola drug

2014-09-07 16:31

Shares in Israeli biotech company has jumped following a report that its technology could be used to develop an Ebola treatment.

Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water shortage bites

2014-09-06 07:33

After two weeks with no water following Israel's 50-day offensive, Abu Osama took matters into his own hands, and like hundreds of others, sank a well beside his Gaza home.

Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaeda on doorstep

2014-09-04 16:08
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For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are near Israel's doorstep, and Israelis who have long considered President Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous.

Israel to dismantle Temple Mount ramp

2014-09-03 21:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the dismantling of a ramp giving non-Muslims access to the Temple Mount.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators

2014-09-03 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues.

After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

2014-09-02 14:36

The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll.

Hamas 'wins' Gaza stand-off

2014-09-01 20:24

Gaza's Islamist Hamas movement may have suffered heavy military losses during 50 days of conflict with Israel but it has emerged with its political standing enhanced.

Protests against Woolworths Israeli trade

2014-09-01 15:56

Protests against Woolworths for having Israeli products on its shelves were organised by BDS SA at about 40 locations in SA.

Israel shoots down drone from Syria

2014-08-31 20:21

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that strayed into Israeli airspace from neighbouring Syria.

32 UN peacekeepers rescued from Golan militants

2014-08-30 19:43

The UN says 32 UN peacekeepers have been rescued from Islamist militants who fired on their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, but another group of Filipino UN soldiers remain trapped.

Israeli soldier dies after rocket attack

2014-08-29 17:19

An Israeli soldier injured by a rocket attack has died of his wounds, the army says, raising to 65 the number of soldiers killed during a seven-week conflict with Hamas.

Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war

2014-08-29 05:00

50 days of bloody fighting in and around the war torn Gaza Strip has cost the lives of nearly 500 children, but it has also turned hundreds more into orphans.

Israelis search forest for missing US student

2014-08-28 17:24

Israeli police and volunteers searched a forest on the southern edge of Jerusalem for a 23-year-old American student who went missing last week while out for a hike.

 

Hamas No 2 says war a lesser option

2014-09-19 08:02
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Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No 2 leader has said, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached.

Israel warns EU against 'bad deal' on Iran

2014-09-17 18:15

Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has urged the European Union not to make a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, ahead of crucial talks.

Long road ahead for crippled Gaza

2014-09-16 15:31

The Hamas-Israel war over Gaza has left the coastal territory with a crippled economy, kilometres of devastated wasteland and major infrastructure either destroyed or damaged.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 13:12

Half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas says may have to talk directly with Israel

2014-09-11 17:42

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says the group could be forced to negotiate directly with Israel, ahead of planned talks in Cairo to consolidate a truce.

Cairo truce talks to resume mid-September

2014-09-10 21:54

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says indirect talks with Israel to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire are to resume in Cairo in mid-September.

Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

2014-09-10 19:44

The Israeli military says it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in the Gaza war.

Israel, US test new Arrow 2 missile interceptor

2014-09-09 21:42

Israel and the United States have successfully conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic missile interception system over the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel illegally coerces migrants to leave: HRW

2014-09-09 16:19

Israel has illegally coerced almost 7 000 African migrants into returning to their home countries, where some face persecution, Human Rights Watch says.

Israeli cult leader convicted of sex crimes

2014-09-08 16:33
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An Israeli cult leader alleged by prosecutors to have kept 21 wives under his spell for years has been convicted of sexual crimes but acquitted of charges of enslavement

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police

2014-09-07 21:04

Scores of Palestinians have rioted in East Jerusalem after hearing that a youth from their neighbourhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week.

Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

2014-09-06 14:06

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

Israel issues tenders for 283 homes in West Bank

2014-09-05 14:28
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Israel says it published tenders for 283 new homes in a West Bank settlement, just days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

Slain US journalist Sotloff had Israeli citizenship

2014-09-03 14:37

Steven Sotloff, a US journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, also held Israeli citizenship, Israel said after apparently withholding the information in a bid to stem the risks to the captive.

No peace after Gaza war

2014-09-02 18:00

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to US-sponsored peace and statehood talks.

Israeli, Palestinian boys in football friendly

2014-09-02 05:00

After a traumatic summer of war and death, Israeli and Palestinian children have squared off for games of football, near the devastated Gaza Strip.

Egypt slams Israel over Palestinian land

2014-09-01 19:02

Egypt has denounced Israeli plans to expropriate West Bank land, saying the move violates international law and is an obstacle to efforts for a lasting Palestinian-Israeli settlement.

US warns Israel against 400 hectare land appropriation

2014-09-01 05:25
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The US sees Israel's announcement of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as "counterproductive" to peace efforts and has urged the Israel to reverse the decision.

Israeli soldier dies from wounds sustained in Gaza

2014-08-31 14:40

The Israeli military says a soldier wounded in fighting in the Gaza Strip died on Sunday, bringing the Israeli military toll in the recently concluded conflict to 66.

Gaza vows to rearm

2014-08-29 22:27
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Thousands of militants have paraded in the besieged Gaza Strip defiantly saying they will rearm as the prospects of a final deal on a long-term Israel-Hamas truce looked shaky.

Israel identifies body of missing US student

2014-08-29 14:49

Israeli police say a recently found body has been identified after a forensic investigation as that of a US religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem.

UN: 43 Golan Heights peacekeepers seized

2014-08-28 18:09

A group of 43 UN peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army, the UN says.

Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

2014-08-28 14:21

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas.

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