First mortar fire from Gaza since ceasefire - Israel

2014-09-17 07:53

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.

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.

Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

2014-09-10 11:42

The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.

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.

Abbas says may end unity with Hamas

2014-09-07 14:32

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

Israel issues tenders for 283 homes in West Bank

2014-09-05 14:28

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gaza ceasefire has no winners, much unresolved

2014-08-28 05:00

Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership.

Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

2014-08-27 21:36

Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow.

UN aid convoy arrives in Gaza from Egypt

2014-08-27 17:52

A UN humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Gaza from Egypt for the first time since a blockade was introduced on the territory in 2007.

Hamas 'brought Israel to its knees': Iran

2014-08-27 14:03

Iran says Palestinian militants had emerged the victors and brought their Israeli foe "to its knees" during the bloody 50-day Gaza conflict.

Gaza celebrates long-term truce

2014-08-27 06:38

Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

Hamas declares victory

2014-08-26 21:08

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war that has killed over 2 200 people.

Rockets fired toward Israel from Lebanon, Gaza

2014-08-26 05:43

Israel has been attacked from two sides, with one rocket fired out of southern Lebanon and 100 rockets launched from Gaza.

Egypt presses on with Gaza truce efforts

2014-08-25 17:44

Israeli air strikes have killed at least five Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as militants keep up their rocket fire on southern Israel, while Egypt presses on with efforts to broker a durable truce.


Laughing traffickers sink boat with 500

2014-09-16 17:23

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown.

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

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 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.

Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

2014-09-09 21:42

The Palestinian deputy premier says international donors are wary of rebuilding a Hamas-run Gaza.

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.

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.

"That baby is so ugly…": Joan Rivers' most outrageous quotes

2014-09-05 15:40

She was a comedienne, an icon and a true trailblazer. But the late Joan Rivers was not known for pulling any punches. These are her most controversial quotes.

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.

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.

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.

US warns Israel against 400 hectare land appropriation

2014-09-01 05:25

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.

Abbas says Hamas caused prolonged war

2014-08-29 21:02

Palestinian President Abbas has accused Hamas of needlessly extending the Gaza war.

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 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.

Netanyahu: Hamas won none of its demands in truce

2014-08-27 21:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Islamist foe Hamas had achieved none of its demands in a truce ending 50 days of deadly conflict in Gaza.

Gaza ceasefire splits Israel government

2014-08-27 20:39

A truce deal between Israel and Hamas may have ended 50 days of bloodshed in Gaza but it also exposed a clear split within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition.

Ramaphosa defends ties with Israel

2014-08-27 16:21

South Africa will lose its leverage to mediate in the Middle East if it heeds calls to sever ties with Israel, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

ANC welcomes Gaza ceasefire

2014-08-27 12:46

The ANC has welcomed the recent ceasefire between Israel and Palestine in Gaza, saying it hopes all parties involved will use this period to build "genuine and lasting peace".

Main points of long-term Gaza ceasefire

2014-08-26 22:31

Israel and Hamas have accepted an Egyptian proposal for a long-term ceasefire in war-torn Gaza in a move to end 50 days of bloodshed.

Israel confirms Egyptian proposal for Gaza ceasefire - official

2014-08-26 18:26

Israel has confirmed that is accepted an Egyptian proposal for a Gaza ceasefire in July, says a senior Israeli official.

Israeli air strikes kill 2 Palestinians, 20 wounded

2014-08-26 08:00

Israeli airstrikes have killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza’s tallest apartment and office buildings, setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people, officials say.

Bank of Israel cuts rates to historic low

2014-08-25 19:46

Fears that weeks of fighting with Hamas will harm an Israeli economy led the Bank of Israel to reduce interest rates for a second month in a row.

Teen dies of wounds sustained at Gaza war demo

2014-08-25 14:43

A Palestinian teenager wounded in clashes with the Israeli army three days ago has died, medical and security sources say.

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