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Yahya Sinwar leader of the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, speaks during a protest east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 6, 2018, demanding the right to return -- meaning Palestinian refugees being allowed to go back to the land they fled or were …

Hamas Gaza Chief Threatens Tel Aviv Following Truce

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar on Friday warned Israel “not to test us again,” saying the next rocket barrage from the territory would target Tel Aviv and other central cities with a potency that would “surprise” Israel.

Israeli politician former Likud minister and head the Kulanu party, Moshe Kahlon, delivers a speech during a debate on economy on March 11, 2015 in the coastal Israeli city of Tel Aviv. Six days before Israel votes in a snap general election, the centre-left Zionist Union opened a lead of …

Kahlon: Gaza Truce ‘Not A Win’ for Hamas

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said Saturday that the Israeli government knew that the truce with Palestinian terror group Hamas in the Gaza Strip would not be a popular decision, but that security chiefs were unanimous in their recommendations that this was the right course of action.

Israelis protest against a recent cease fire with the Hamas movement, in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on November 15, 2018. The banner in Hebrew reads 'let us grow in calm'. - A truce, announced on November 13 by Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly …

Rocket-Battered Israelis Protest Netanyahu over Hamas Truce

Hundreds of residents from southern communities, which were battered by recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, protested in Tel Aviv on Thursday against a truce reached with the Hamas terror group and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Netanyahu Coalition In Crisis Over Liberman Resignation

TEL AVIV – The coalition hung in the balance Wednesday in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he was resigning over Israel’s “capitulation to terror” in agreeing to a ceasefire agreement with Gaza and his subsequent call for new elections.

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: Jewish children attend a first grade math class at the Or Avner traditional Jewish school during a visit by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau on November 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A recent study released by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency concludes …

Southern Israeli Schools Reopen as Gaza Truce Takes Effect

The IDF Home Front Command on Tuesday night removed all restrictions on residents of southern Israel, the army said, declaring a “return to normalcy” as an uneasy reported ceasefire with the Hamas terror group appeared to hold after two days of rocket fire.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. - A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel today, AFP journalists said, while Israel's army said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Palestinian enclave. (Photo …

Israel Said to Accept Ceasefire Deal with Hamas

TEL AVIV – Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire deal Tuesday evening, Arab media reported, after nearly 500 rockets and mortars pounded the Jewish state over the course of 24 hours.

An Israeli man inspects the damage in a building caused a day earlier by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, on November 13, 2018 - Israeli missile defences had intercepted dozens of rockets and most others fell in open areas, though some …

Israeli Recounts: ‘The Rocket Fell Through the Living Room’

A woman whose Ashkelon home was hit by a rocket from the Gaza Strip on Monday night described the moments of fear as the projectile came through her living room roof with an “unforgettable” blast, as some residents of southern Israel fumed over what they described as a weak Israeli response to the spiraling violence emanating from the coastal enclave.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks during a meeting with French Economy Minister and entrepreneurs at the French Economy Ministry in Paris on June 6, 2018. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Shielding’ Europe from Islamic Terror

TEL AVIV – Israel is “shielding” Europe from the terror spreading from the Middle East and European nations should thus show more gratitude and less “hostility” to the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday in Paris.

Israeli security forces and firefighters gather near abuilding set ablaze after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave, in the southern Israeli town of Sderot on November 12, 2018. - Israel's military said it was carrying out air strikes 'throughout the Gaza Strip' on Monday after …

Israeli Homes, Bus Hit by Gaza Terror Rocket Onslaught

TEL AVIV – Israel’s south was pounded with a barrage of more than 80 rockets launched from the Hamas-ruling Gaza Strip Monday afternoon, injuring one man seriously and another two moderately. 

Palestinian protesters carry knives and the national flag during a demonstration in the Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza on October 16, 2015 | © AFP | Mohammed Abed

Gazans Demand Revenge After Deadly Israeli anti-Terrorism Raid

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Chanting “revenge” and flanked by masked gunmen in camouflage, thousands of mourners in the Gaza Strip on Monday buried seven Palestinian militants killed in an Israeli incursion as the ruling Hamas group launched a feverish security sweep across the territory.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Netanyahu Cuts Short Paris Trip as Gaza Heats Up

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed back to Israel on Monday, hours after an Israeli army officer and seven Palestinians, including a local Hamas commander, were killed after an incursion by Israeli special forces into the Gaza Strip.

Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City, early Wednesday, May 30, 2018. Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. (AP Photo/Hatem …

Israeli Special Forces Officer Killed in Gaza Antiterror Raid

An Israeli special forces officer was killed and another was moderately wounded during a night-time operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, the army said. The incident sparked intense clashes between the Israeli military and the Hamas terror group.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivers an address on the movement's al-Manar TV on December 11, 2017

Hezbollah Chief: Israel Cannot Handle Our Missiles

TEL AVIV – Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday warned that the IDF will not be able to withstand the number of missiles the terror group has in its possession. He also told the Palestinians not to make a deal with Israel.

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Iran-Backed Islamic Jihad Claims Credit for Rocketing Israel

Islamic Jihad on Saturday took responsibility for the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip overnight and threatened further launches, as the Israeli military accused the Palestinian terror group of carrying out the attacks on behalf of Iran and Syria.

Gaza fuel trucks (Said Khatib / AFP / Getty)

Israel to Transport More Qatari Fuel into Gaza

Israel will renew the supply of Qatari-purchased fuel into the Gaza Strip starting Wednesday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s office said Tuesday evening, following relative calm this week along the border.

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Human Rights Watch: Palestinians Crush Dissent with Torture

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Security forces of the rival Palestinian governments routinely use torture and arbitrary arrests, among other tactics, to quash dissent by peaceful activists and political rivals, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.