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Qatari Leader Visits Gaza Strip

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has entered the Gaza Strip for the first visit to the Palestinian territory by a head of state since Islamist Hamas militants took control in 2007. He crossed into Gaza from Egypt on Tuesday, receiving a red-carpet welcome from Hamas officials. The Qatari leader is inaugurating more than […]

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Israeli Navy Boards Gaza-Bound Ship

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel says its navy has boarded a ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists attempting to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza. The Israeli military said Saturday the operation was a peaceful and the passengers did not offer any resistance. A military statement said the Finnish-flagged Estelle was being diverted to the port of Ashdod by Israeli vessels. Mikael […]

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Israeli Warplanes Kill 5 Palestinain Militants in Gaza

Posted October 14th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli warplanes carried out several raids on Palestinians suspected of firing rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israel, killing five militants, including the head of a Salafist group linked to al-Qaida. Gaza medics said the first Israeli air strike killed Salafist commander Hisham Saidani, who was in his 40s, and a fellow militant as the […]

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2 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s military said Saturday it carried out a series of airstrike in the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in response to more than 20 Palestinians rockets that crashed into Israel Saturday. One of the rockets, which brought the week’s total to 150, injured an Israeli man in the town of Sderot. […]

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2 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has carried out deadly airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, following a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants. Palestinian medical officials say the Israeli strikes Saturday killed two Palestinians and wounded at least 24 others. Officials say one of the dead is a six-year-old boy. Israel confirmed it struck multiple targets in Gaza but […]

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Israel Strikes Targets in Gaza as Truce Unravels

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian medical officials say Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed one Palestinian and injured at least 20 other people. Officials say a six-year-old boy was killed in a strike Saturday near the town of Khan Younis. Israel has denied any involvement in the child’s death. Authorities say the Israeli strikes were in retaliation […]

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Gunmen Infiltrate Israel from Egypt

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai desert early Monday and killed a construction worker before Israeli troops returned fire and killed two of the attackers. Israel’s military says the gunmen ambushed two vehicles carrying workers involved in building a fence along the border. It said the assailants detonated a roadside bomb and opened […]

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‘Israeli Collaborator,’ 2 Others Hanged in Gaza

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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In the Gaza Strip, members of Hamas say they have executed three Palestinian men, one of whom was accused of “collaborating” with Israel. Officials of Hamas, which controls the Gaza territory, say the three condemned prisoners – the alleged Israeli agent and two men accused of murder – were hanged at dawn Saturday at an […]

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Hamas Hangs 3 Palestinians

Posted April 7th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip say they have executed three Palestinians. Hamas officials say the men — a Gazan found guilty of collaborating with Israel and two convicted murderers — were hanged Saturday. The Interior Ministry did not release the men’s names. Under local law, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas must approve all execution […]

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Rocket Fire Continues After Israel-Gaza Truce

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 7:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israel says Palestinian militants have fired at least five rockets toward southern Israel since an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire took effect on Tuesday. Officials say no injuries have been reported from the rockets, which landed in open areas. Earlier, Egypt said it had negotiated a truce between Israel and the Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, after […]

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