Tag: Gaza Strip

An Israeli F-15 I fighter jet launches anti-missile flares during an air show at the graduation ceremony of Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim base in the Negev desert, near the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva, on June 30, 2016. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should …

IDF Warplane Fires at Gaza Cell Launching Terror Balloons

An Israeli aircraft opened fire at a group of Palestinians launching incendiary balloons at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, the army said on Thursday night. There were no immediate reports of injuries from the airstrike.

A picture taken on November 24, 2016 shows a fire raging in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. Hundreds of Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city Haifa with others trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.

Report: Nearly 8,000 Acres of Land Destroyed by Palestinian Arson Terrorism

The number of incendiary kites and balloons being sent by Palestinians over the Gaza border and causing fires in Israel has fallen in recent weeks, enabling the Israel Nature and Parks Authority to begin assessing the ecological and financial damage to Israeli parks and nature reserves.

Palestinian Authority officials are seen at the northern entrance of the Gaza Strip just after the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing, on November 1, 2017 in Beit Hanun. Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip's borders with Egypt and Israel to the Palestinian Authority in the first key test of a …

Gaza Riots Force Israel to Close Border Crossing

JERUSALEM – The Israeli army said Wednesday it was closing its sole crossing for people with the Gaza Strip following a riot there, just 10 days after it reopened it.

Israeli Zehava Shaul, the mother of slain Israeli soldier Oron Shaul, who was killed in Gaza during the summer of 2014's 50-day military campaign against Hamas and body's has not been recovered, speaks during a press conference on June 29, 2016 next to her husband Herzel (R) at their protest …

Netanyahu: No Ceasefire With Hamas Without Return of Soldiers

TEL AVIV – Israel will not agree to a ceasefire deal with the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group if the bodies of the two missing soldiers are not returned, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu on Sunday met with the families

Yahya Sinwar

Hamas Leader Warns Of Rockets On Tel Aviv If Truce Talks Break Down

TEL AVIV – Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said on Wednesday that there was no finalized ceasefire agreement yet with Israel, and added that the terror group has the capability to launch hundreds of rockets as far as Tel Aviv if need be. 

A Syrian patient, who was wounded in the ongoing violence in Syria, receives treatment at the Galilee Medical Center in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya on October 26, 2017. Israel does not take in refugees from the war in Syria, but its army says that since 2013, it has …

Israeli Supreme Court Allows Entry to Hamas Relatives For Medical Treatment

TEL AVIV – Five critically ill Gazan women who are relatives of Hamas members have been given permits to enter Israel to receive urgent medical treatment, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled, despite a government motion passed last year that forbids Hamas relatives from entering Israel for medical purposes. 

Palestinian men work at a passport control station held by the Palestinian Authority at the northern entrance of the Gaza Strip just after the Israeli-controlled Erez crossing, on November 1, 2017 in Beit Hanun. An AFP journalist saw Hamas installations at a separate checkpoint with Israel being dismantled. Under the …

Israel Reopens Border Crossing into Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM – Israel reopened its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip on Monday, a week after shutting it over violence along the border with the Palestinian enclave.

trump

Klein: Trump Wrongly Assumes There Is a Palestinian Partner for Peace

Since taking office eighteen months ago, President Donald Trump has proven himself beyond a doubt to be the most pro-Israel president in American history. However, even close friends with the best of intentions at times need a gentle nudge to realize that their approach needs some realignment. Trump’s statements about Israel at a campaign rally last night in Charleston, West Virginia, suggest that this might be the case.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with visiting US national security adviser John Bolton during a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on August 20, 2018. - Bolton arrived in Israel on August 19 for talks with PM Benjamin Netanyahu at a time of shared …

Bolton: Top Priority Is Ensuring Iran Never Obtains Nuclear Weapons

TEL AVIV – The United States is pressuring European allies to take a stronger stand against Iran’s nuclear weapons program following Washington’s withdrawal from the “wretched” nuclear accord, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said while on a visit to Jerusalem Monday.

The Trump administration is not 'starry-eyed' about prospects for North Korea denuclearizing, according to National Security Advisor John Bolton

Top Trump Adviser Bolton Arrives in Israel for Talks

JERUSALEM – US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser arrived in Israel on Sunday for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a time of shared concerns over Syria, Iran and the Gaza Strip.

hamas iran Ismail Haniyeh

Israel’s Shin Bet Chief Issues Warning Over Truce with Hamas

The head of the Shin Bet security agency has warned cabinet ministers that excluding the Palestinian Authority from a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip will send a message that terrorism is rewarded, Israeli television reported Thursday.

A Yemeni boy holds a mock rocket among others with Palestinian flags during a protest against the Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip and in solidarity with Palestinians on July 25, 2014 in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Israeli fire pushed the Palestinian death toll in Gaza to above 800 …

Naftali Bennett: Hamas Will Use Truce Deal to Replenish Rockets

A key coalition ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday harshly criticized any deal for a long-term ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip, adding that ministers in his party will oppose it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the annual health conference in Tel Aviv on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: We Will Not Accept Anything Less Than Full Ceasefire

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Hamas that Israel will continue to do whatever it needs to combat the terrorism coming from the Gaza Strip and will accept nothing less than a blanket ceasefire, at the