Posts tagged as: Gaza Strip

Hamas military commander’s wife and 3 years old son killed by Israel

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Hamas has accused Israel of directly attacking Mohamed Deif, the commander of its armed wing in Gaza. It has not transcended if Mohamed Deif is alive or dead, not even if he was in the house of Sheikh Radwan neighborhood at the time of the attack. According to medical sources in the Gaza three killed […]

Israeli army responds to firing of three rockets from Gaza

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Eight hours of the end of the new truce between Israel and Palestinian factions, three rockets fired from Gaza have broken in practice a ceasefire, however, no one has yet said it is officially finished. The three projectiles have impacted on open areas of central Israel, between Netivot and Be’er Sheva, an area with 200,000 […]

10,000 wounded still have limited access to Gaza hospitals


The UN last week warned that the health system in Gaza was ” on the brink “. Now, during the truce, the ravine was only a few millimeters away. The need to accommodate 10,181 wounded remains “borderline” hospitals. “It’s a frustrating challenge. Dozens of people remain in critical condition and not expected to survive. They […]

Israel and Hamas respected first 24 hours of truce in Gaza


The Israeli army, Hamas militias – group that controls the Gaza Strip since 2007 and Islamic Jihad scrupulously fulfilled the first day of a 72 hours ceasefire, which began on Tuesday at 8.00 pm and end on Friday at 8:00 local time, no attacks have occurred and no deaths in either of the two sides. […]

ATP cancelled tennis tournament in Israel due to Gaza conflict


The tennis tournament in Tel Aviv on 15 September after 18 yearshas been canceled by the armed conflict between Israel and Hamas, announced on Tuesday the Association of Professional Tennis Players (ATP), which regulates the world circuit. “We regret to announce that the tournament ATP Tour in Tel Aviv, Israel, will not take place this […]

Israel withdraws troops from Gaza at beginning of new 72-hour truce


The Israeli army confirmed Tuesday that all its ground troops have already left the Gaza Strip before eight in the morning (local time), coinciding with the entry into force of the ceasefire 72 hours also observed by the Palestinian factions. The military has been ” redistributed into defensive positions,” that will ” hold” the government […]

Hamas denies capturing Israeli soldier


Hamas has acknowledged on Saturday his responsibility in the ambush on Friday in which an Israeli soldier was captured, but said the attack preceded the onset of humanitarian truce that took effect early Friday morning and lasted just hour and a half of the 72 planned, so as the Islamist group, did not violate the […]

Israel and Hamas blame each other for violating ceasefire

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The ceasefire for Gaza agreed between Israel and Palestinian factions which came into force at eight in the morning of Friday has been fragile. At least 50 Palestinians have been killed from the second hour of the truce by Israeli tanks and artillery attacks, mostly in the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza, as […]

Is Egypt losing role as mediator between Israel and Palestine?


After the dismal failure of its peace initiative last week, Egypt has lost the role of mediator who had served in previous conflicts in Gaza. The change in the geopolitical balance of the region and, especially, its bad relations with Hamas have compromised its credibility and effectiveness as an intermediary. However, the gap left has […]

Israeli attack on UN Shelter in Gaza killed 16 Palestinians

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A dozen Palestinians were killed Thursday in an Israeli raid on a school – shelter run by the UN Agency for Refugees (UNRWA) in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, reports the correspondent HOME Nearby, Juan Gomez. UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness has confirmed that the school, which served as a shelter […]

Abbas closes ranks with Hamas

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, has endorsed the demands of Hamas to the negotiating table with Israel to the offensive against the Gaza Strip. This morning, in a meeting with the highest decision-making body, Abbas has chosen to support Hamas conditions to reach a ceasefire, the key point is the end of the blockade imposed on […]

Netanyahu orders Army to expand ground offensive in Gaza

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The first night of the Israeli ground offensive against Gaza has killed at least 20 Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Friday morning to intensify the raid. “I have given instructions to prepare to significantly expand ground operation and the Army is responding accordingly,” he said after a meeting of his security cabinet. The […]


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