Calm appears to hold in Gaza despite exchange of fire

2019-03-27 12:37

An unofficial cease-fire appears to be holding between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers despite limited exchanges of fire.

Israel protests image of Jordanian minister stepping on flag

2018-12-31 08:41

Israel's Foreign Ministry says its embassy in Jordan has filed a strong condemnation with the kingdom over a picture of a Jordanian government minister stepping on an image of the Israeli flag.

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

2018-07-19 10:13

Israel's parliament has adopted a law defining the country as the nation state of the Jewish people, provoking fears it could lead to blatant discrimination against Arab citizens.

Saudi Arabia is planning to turn rival Qatar into an island

2018-06-23 07:58

Saudi Arabia may be moving forward with plans to dig a canal along its border with Qatar. 

Gaza demonstration: Peaceful protest or Hamas-led attack?

2018-05-19 09:41

Israel accused Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas of using the protests to carry out attacks.

Israeli-Gaza clashes: We are no closer to the truth

2018-05-15 16:17

Hamas is a known terror organisation. It is known to use civilians as human shields and to place the citizens of Gaza in danger, writes Howard Feldman.

Iran says Israelis should be tried as 'war criminals'

2018-05-15 15:44

Iran says that Israeli officials should be tried as war criminals over the "brutal massacre" of Gazan protesters.

LATEST: Palestinians to bury their dead after 58 killed

2018-05-15 08:32

Palestinians will be burying their dead on Tuesday after 58 people, including a baby, were killed by Israeli forces during Gaza border protests.

UN condemns Israel's use of 'excessive force' in Gaza

2018-04-27 18:43

"Every week, we witness instances of use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators," the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said in a statement.

Dirco condemns attack in Gaza Strip

2018-04-04 11:48

The South African government has joined other nations in condemning an attack in the Gaza strip, in which 17 Palestinians have been killed.


US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift

2019-03-22 12:20

President Donald Trump says that it's time to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights

Israeli premier's son blocked on Facebook for anti-Muslim posts

2018-12-17 17:57

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's eldest, Yair, tweeted that Facebook blocked his page for 24 hours over apparent anti-Muslim posts.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

2018-07-15 08:01

The Israeli military has launched its widest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war, as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel.

Calm returns after most severe Israel-Gaza flare-up in years

2018-05-31 07:23

Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip and nearby Israeli communities after the worst military flare-up since a 2014 war raised fears of yet another full-blown conflict in the beleaguered Palestinian enclave.

Gaza hospitals struggle to cope with high casualty toll

2018-05-16 10:01

Patients with gunshot wounds have filled wards and hallways in Gaza's under-equipped and overwhelmed main hospital, with dozens still waiting in line for surgery a day after Israeli soldiers shot and killed 59 Palestinians.

UN says 'seems anyone is liable to be shot dead' in Gaza

2018-05-15 15:44

The UN rights office says it seemed that any Palestinian protesting in Gaza, regardless of whether they pose an imminent threat, is "liable" to be killed by Israeli forces.

Israel is bracing for a second day of violent clashes as Palestinians mark the

Israel is bracing for a second day of violent clashes as Palestinians mark the "Nakba" (catastrophe), marking the 1948 war which led to Israel's creation.

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Deadly Gaza protests cloud US embassy opening in Jerusalem

2018-05-14 15:15

Palestinians have followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border, with 37 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Israel destroys 'longest and deepest' tunnel from Gaza

2018-04-15 16:45

Israel's army says it has destroyed a Hamas tunnel crossing from the Gaza Strip into its territory, after more than two weeks of tension along the border of the Palestinian enclave.

Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

2017-04-08 15:18

Israel has treated about 3 000 patients as fighting heats up in neighbouring Syria, in a programme that has changed perceptions and has helped ease tensions across the hostile border.

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