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Israel destroys tunnel from Gaza it says intended for attacks

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Israel said Sunday it used a combination of air strikes and other means to destroy a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel belonged to Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and was intended for attacks as opposed to smuggling. Such tunnels have been used to carry out attacks in the past. He said he was not aware of any casualties from the destruction of the tunnel, which was still being built. ...

Palestinian teen shot dead in Israel-Gaza border clashes: ministry

Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Palestinian teenager was shot dead in clashes with the Israeli military along the Gaza border on Thursday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said. It said the 16-year-old was shot in the chest near the border fence east of Al-Bureij camp in central Gaza, following protests against US President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The statement said two other Palestinians were injured in the clashes. The Israeli army said it was looking into ...

Senior Hamas figure shot in Gaza, in critical condition

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

A senior Hamas figure was shot in the head in Gaza and hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, in what officials said was an accident. Hamas spokesman Fawzy Barhoum said Imad al-Alami, a former member of Hamas’s highest political body, was shot while “inspecting his personal weapon in his home and is in critical condition”. A medical source said he had been rushed to a hospital in Gaza City. There was no independent confirmation of details of the incident.

‘Grand Fajr Campaign’ activists bring a new dawn to Gaza

Friday, 5 January 2018

In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the dead of night to a raucous mixture of Quranic phrases, Islamic supplications and prayers delivered by loudspeakers to their doorsteps. The “Grand Fajr Campaign” is the work of fervent religious activists, many affiliated with the ruling Hamas movement, seeking to spread the message of Islam. But not everyone is ready to listen. The Fajr, or “Dawn,” campaign has set off a heated debate over whether it is ...

Israel targets Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Israeli aircraft attacked Hamas bases in Gaza early Tuesday in response to a rocket from the Palestinian enclave targeting southern Israel hours before, concurring sources said.The aircraft targeted a “military compound belonging to the terrorist organization Hamas,” a statement from the army read.Palestinian security sources said the strikes were in Khan Younes in the south and Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, causing damage but no casualties.On Monday night, a rocket hit a town in ...

Two Palestinians killed in anti-US protests: health official

Friday, 22 December 2017

Palestinians launched more anti-US protests on Friday, and at least two demonstrators were killed in the Gaza Strip, a health official said, after the UN General Assembly rejected Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Smoke billowed from burning tires at a demonstration in Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank, two days before Christmas celebrations in the biblical town. Israeli gunfire killed a 24-year-old Palestinian and wounded 10 other protesters during a ...

Israeli jets ‘target Hamas training compound’ in northern Gaza

Monday, 18 December 2017

Israeli aircraft targeted a Hamas facility in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, hours after two rockets fired from the Palestinian enclave struck southern Israel, the army said. "In response to the rockets launched towards southern Israel, IAF (Israel air force) aircraft targeted a Hamas training compound in the northern Gaza Strip," a statement from the military said. "In the compound three structures and other terror infrastructure were targeted." There were no reports ...

Gaza restaurant offers N.Koreans mouth-watering discount for Kim's support of Jerusalem

Sunday, 17 December 2017

A Gaza Strip restaurant is offering mouth-watering discounts to any North Koreans who might be passing by in gratitude for Pyongyang condemning the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.But restaurateur Salim Rabaa is unlikely to have to honour his generous pledge."80 percent off for Korean customers in appreciation of the role of Korean leader Kim (Jong-Un) in our Palestinian cause," a sign on the Rabaa Restaurant in the Jabalia refugee camp reads.There are currently no ...

Egypt opens Gaza border for four days

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Egypt opened its largely sealed border with Gaza on Saturday for only the second time since the Palestinian Authority took control of the crossing from Hamas. The Hamas-run interior ministry, which was organizing departures from the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis, said the crossing would stay open for four days but, in the Egypt direction, for humanitarian cases only. Those include people needing medical treatment unavailable in Gaza as well as students enrolled at Egyptian universities ...

Four killed in Israeli gunfire in Gaza clashes as Jerusalem fallout continues

Friday, 15 December 2017

Four men were shot dead by Israeli gunfire in clashes in East Gaza and East Jerusalem on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, as thousands of Palestinians take to the streets in protests. Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces as fallout continues over President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. Following Muslim prayers on Friday, Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas in the ...

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