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Israel ‘Prepared to Escalate’ Over Gaza Violence

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s prime minister says he is “prepared to escalate” his country’s response to a flare-up of violence along its border with the Gaza Strip. Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet Sunday that Israel “will not sit idly by in the face of attempts to attack us.” Hostilities along the Gaza Strip escalated sharply in recent days. […]

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Gaza Man Killed in Israeli Air Strike

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian officials say an Israeli air strike has killed a Palestinian man in the Gaza Strip. Officials say the man was killed Sunday. The Israeli military has confirmed carrying out actions in the area. He is the sixth Palestinian killed in Israeli strikes since Palestinian militants fired a missile at an Israeli military jeep patrolling […]

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Israeli Strike Kills 4 in Gaza After Anti-Tank Missile Hits Israeli Jeep

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian militants fired a missile at an Israeli military jeep on Saturday and Israel responded with shelling into the Gaza Strip that killed four civilians. Officials and witnesses say 25 people were wounded in the flare-up, which was one of the most serious clashes in the border region in months. The armed wing of the […]

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Rockets Fired from Gaza After Israeli Air Strike

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip before dawn Sunday has hit two Palestinian militants, killing one and wounding the other. An Israeli military statement said its aircraft targeted a rocket-launching site where militants were preparing to fire a rocket into southern Israel. Later Sunday, Israeli officials said rockets were fired from the Gaza […]

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2 Killed In Israeli Strike On Gaza

Posted October 13th, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian officials say an Israeli air strike Saturday killed two men and wounded two other people in Gaza. The officials in Gaza said a senior Salafist leader and another activist were killed in the northern town of Jabaliya. They said that one of the two people wounded in the attack is a teenage boy. Israel’s […]

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Hamas Chief Meshaal Says He Will Step Down

Posted September 24th, 2012 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Senior Hamas officials say the group’s leader-in-exile, Khaled Meshaal, has decided to step down, clearing the way for the movement to choose a new head for the first time in nearly 16 years. Meshaal aide Izzat Risheq said Monday that Meshaal told a Hamas leadership meeting in Cairo last week that he will not run […]

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Palestinian Medics: Israeli Airstrike Kills 2 in Gaza

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian doctors say an Israeli airstrike on a car in Gaza Wednesday killed at least two men and wounded one. The attack took place in the town of Rafah, near the Palestinian border with Egypt. Palestinian militants frequently fire rockets into Israel. Israel also accuses militants of using tunnels to smuggle weapons from Egypt into […]

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India Pledges Financial, UN Support for Palestinians

Posted September 11th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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India has pledged $10 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority and its support for full Palestinian membership to the United Nations. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the moves following a meeting Tuesday in New Delhi with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Mr. Singh said support for the Palestinians has been a “cornerstone” of India’s […]

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7 Wounded in Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Strip

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A series of Israeli airstrikes Sunday on the Gaza Strip has wounded seven people. The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted three weapon manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip and “two terror tunnels” in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said the strikes were in retaliation for an operation Friday, in […]

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Palestinians Mark Naqba Day

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinians and Arab Israelis are commemorating “Nakba” day to mark the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians after the state of Israel was established in 1948. Palestinians observe “Nakba”, which means “catastrophe,” with demonstrations every year on May 15, the day after the anniversary of Israel’s creation. Israel uses the Hebrew calendar and therefore […]

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