Tag: Gaza

Beersheba comes under rocket attack. IDF hits back at Hamas in widening cycle of Gaza conflict

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas positions in Gaza before dawn Saturday, Nov. 16, after Beersheba came under rocket attack Friday night. It was the first time the IDF had targeted Hamas for reprisals in the ongoing clash with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.  The two large Grad rockets that shook Beersheba’s population of quarter of a million […]

Hamas chief says battle with Israel “not over” despite cease-fire

Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas chief, said on Sunday that the battle with Israel is “not over” although the new wave of violence in the Gaza Strip is over. Haniyeh made the remarks after he gave his condolences to the Abu Malhous family which lost eight of its members in the last round of violence between […]

Gaza ceasefire faces real test on Friday at weekly Palestinian border disturbance

UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov knew from bitter experience what he was talking about when he said on Thursday, Nov. 14 that the UN and Egypt had “worked hard to prevent the most dangerous escalation in and around Gaza from leading to war” and “the coming hours and days were critical.” According to […]

Senior Israeli Minister Says Israel May Have to Go to War in Gaza After Tense Weekend

Yuval Steinitz says Israel might be forced to set out on a ground operation, which will ‘come at a price’. Hamas leader says no talks are held with Jerusalem because of Israeli political deadlock. Israeli Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday that in light of the uptick in tensions between […]

IDF Pounds Gaza After Hamas Rocket Destroys Central Israel Home

Early Monday morning, a surprise rocket attack from Hamas, the Sunni jihadist group that governs the Israel-adjacent Gaza Strip, struck a civilian home in central Israel. Seven were injured, including two infants. The Times of Israel reports: A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring […]

7 injured, including 2 infants, in Gaza rocket attack on central Israel

 A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a residential building in central Israel early Monday morning, injuring seven people, including two small children, and leveling the structure, officials said. The attack triggered air raid sirens at approximately 5:20 a.m. throughout the Sharon and Emek Hefer regions north of Tel Aviv, the army said. […]

Israel repeats promise to improve life in Gaza and the West Bank

Minister without a Portfolio Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud), who headed the Israeli delegation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, presented a list of steps that Israel is supposedly seeking to implement to improve the Palestinians’ economic reality during the agency’s annual meeting at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.   However, several […]

‘Today everyone knows the Gaza expulsion was a mistake’

After 11 years, the last of the Gaza expellees removed from their homes during the 2005 Disengagement are finally set to be permanently resettled.   An agreement signed between the Agriculture and Housing ministries Tuesday evening paves the way for the settlement of the last 20 families from Gaza in the town of Neve Yam […]

Gaza staying out of current ‘intifada,’ Hamas claims

He also confirmed that an exchange of messages had taken place between the two sides, as reported by The Times of Israel on Friday.   The messages were conveyed through Turkey and Qatar, among other countries.   Security officials told the Ynet news site that Israeli security officials were concerned that rising tensions, on both […]

Gaza: Hamas-ISIS ties tighten

Israel’s intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 – so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL).   According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services.   For instance, ISIS frequently works with […]