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U.N. probe accuses Israel of possible crimes against humanity

Feb 28, 2019 - 5:19 PM

The investigators specify that there are reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli troops killed and injured Palestinians 'who were neither directly participating in hostilities, nor posing an imminent threat'

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. File photo by Said Khatib / AFP

Pressure mounts for Israel to reverse Palestinian land-grab plan

Sep 02, 2014 - 8:08 AM

The United States the United Nations and Egypt all call for an urgent rethink after Sunday s August 31 announcement which angered the Palestinians and alarmed Israeli peace campaigners

A general view of Gevaot settlement in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, 01 September 2014. Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel to expropriate West Bank land around Bethlehem – army

Aug 31, 2014 - 6:58 PM

UPDATED Israel announces it will expropriate 400 hectares 988 acres of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners

In this file photo, a Palestinian construction worker is at a building site in the Jewish settlement of Ramt Shlomo, near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, 30 October 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

Bloody Sunday as 100 Gazans, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

Jul 21, 2014 - 6:47 AM

Late Sunday the armed wing of Hamas claims it has kidnapped an Israeli soldier

RUSH TO SAFETY. Palestinian rescuers evacuate a body following an Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Gaza's Shejaiya: a moonscape strewn with bodies

Jul 20, 2014 - 9:33 PM

Inside Gaza s Shejaiya district are scenes of absolute devastation – and bodies lying in the streets – after a night of non stop Israeli tank fire

RUSH TO SAFETY. Palestinian rescuers evacuate a body following an Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border, which has left more than 50 people dead in a blistering bombardment which began overnight, medics said on July 20, 2014. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Israel intensifies Gaza assault ahead of diplomatic drive

Jul 20, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Diplomatic efforts to seek a truce are set to intensify Sunday with the arrival of Ban in the region to help Israelis and Palestinians end the violence and find a way forward

AIR ASSAULT. Israeli strikes seen in the east of Gaza strip along the border between Israel and Gaza City on, 20 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Pope calls for ceasefire in Gaza conflict

Jul 18, 2014 - 8:27 PM

Pope Francis shared his very serious concerns over the violent conflict in Gaza

Israel begins Gaza ground assault, UN warns on civilians

Jul 18, 2014 - 11:31 AM

The late Thursday assault follows a brief humanitarian truce and an urgent appeal by both Washington and the UN that Israel redouble its efforts to avoid harm to civilians

INVASION. Israeli Markava tanks heading toward the Israeli Gaza border, 18 July 2014. Stringer/EPA

Gaza kids killed in air strike; Israel, Hamas agree aid truce

Jul 17, 2014 - 8:58 AM

The sides announced the temporary lull in fighting across the Gaza border after an Israeli strike killed four children on a beach in the coastal strip on Wednesday

DIRECT HIT. Smoke billows from a beach shack following an Israeli military strike, on July 16, 2014 in Gaza City which killed four children, medics said. All four were on the beach when the attack took place, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said, with several injured children taking refuge at a nearby hotel where journalists were staying. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel accepts Egypt's Gaza truce plan, Hamas says no

Jul 15, 2014 - 4:44 PM

But the resulting calm was short lived with the Israeli army confirming three rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel

RUINS. A Palestinian man walks past a destroyed building in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, 14 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel to weigh Egypt Gaza truce, Hamas says no deal

Jul 15, 2014 - 7:25 AM

UPDATED Israel s Operation Protective Edge intended to stamp out militant rocket fire has killed 186 people in Gaza by late Monday

AMID RUIN. A young Palestinian boy walks over debris from a house that was destroyed overnight in an airstrike in Deir Al Balah, central Gaza Strip, 14 July 2014. Oliver Weiken/EPA

Arab League urges int'l protection for Gaza

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:47 PM

Israeli air strikes on Gaza have become a matter that cannot be met with silence anymore the pan Arab organization says

FIRE ALERT. Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Israel keeps up deadly air strikes as Gazans flee the north

Jul 14, 2014 - 9:08 AM

World powers prepared to meet over the spiraling violence as the Palestinian death toll from the punishing Israeli air campaign hit 172

ANOTHER ATTACK. Smoke rises after an attack by Israeli aircraft on the east of Gaza City, 13 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israeli commandos make first ground incursion in Gaza

Jul 13, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Israeli navy commandos launch a ground operation overnight in the north of the Gaza Strip the first since the offensive against Hamas began

OPERATION. Israeli artillery positioned at the Israeli border with Gaza, shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 12 July 2014. Israel moved three infantry brigades closer to the coastal enclave in preparation for a possible ground offensive. Photo by Atef Safadi / EPA
OPERATION. Israeli artillery positioned at the Israeli border with Gaza, shell toward targets in the Gaza Strip, 12 July 2014. Israel moved three infantry brigades closer to the coastal enclave in preparation for a possible ground offensive. Photo by Atef Safadi / AFP

DFA: Voluntary repatriation on for Filipinos in Gaza

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:59 AM

From Alert Level 2 Restriction Saturday the DFA raises Gaza to Alert Level 3 Voluntary Repatriation due to the escalating Israel Hamas conflict

ROCKET ATTACK. Smoke rises after Israeli artillery fired shells at the industrial area of Karni, in the East of Gaza City, 12 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel, Hamas defy truce calls on Gaza bloodiest day

Jul 13, 2014 - 8:20 AM

Both sides have dismissed calls for a truce and Israel continued to build up troops along the Gaza border ahead of a possible ground invasion

FIRE ALERT. Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish fire at UN storehouse after an Israeli military strike in an area west of Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

Israel hits more than 300 Hamas targets in Gaza – army

Jul 10, 2014 - 2:44 PM

Israel s cabinet has authorized the call up of 40 000 reservists for such an operation which looks increasingly likely as the conflict drags on

ISRAELI AIR STRIKE. Flames erupt from a building hit by an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014 in Gaza City. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel launches air raids on Gaza after Hamas rocket attacks

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED It is the worst escalation in and around Gaza since November 2012 with tensions threatening to drag the region into a fresh confrontation

HINT OF WAR? An Israeli Merkava tank takes position at the border with the Gaza Strip (in the background), southern Israel, 07 July 2014. Abir Sultan/EPA

Jewish extremists held over Palestinian teen murder

Jul 06, 2014 - 7:42 PM

UPDATED In a related development a Jerusalem court freed an American boy but ordered him held for 9 days under house arrest pending an investigation into stone throwing allegations

CLASHES. Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police (unseen) during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 3, 2014, one day after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of 3 Israeli youths. Photo by AFP/Thomas Coex

Clashes spill into Israel over 'burned alive' Palestinian teen

Jul 06, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Rocket fire targeting Israel from Gaza also increased raising fears of an escalation with the Islamist Hamas movement

AFLAME. Israeli riot police secure a street during clashes with Palestinian protesters (unseen) in the Arab Israeli city of Ar'Ara, north of Israel, on July 5, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP

Palestinian teen said burned alive as Israel Arabs join protests

Jul 05, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Palestinians say it is perpetrated by Jewish extremists in revenge for the kidnapping and murder in the West Bank last month of 3 Israeli teenagers

CLASHES. Masked Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli police (unseen) during clashes in the Shuafat neighborhood in Israeli-annexed Arab East Jerusalem, on July 3, 2014, one day after a Palestinian teenager was kidnapped and killed in an apparent act of revenge for the murder by militants of 3 Israeli youths. Photo by AFP/Thomas Coex

Hamas, choked by blockade, seeks to avoid Egypt clash

Sep 24, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Experts: The Hamas rulers of Gaza is doing all it can to avoid a confrontation with Egypt s army

BORDER SECURITY. Members of Hamas' security forces stand guard in front of the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on September 16, 2013. AFP/Said Khatib