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Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

Deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza after soldier killed

GAZA CITY (AFP) – Israeli forces unleashed a wave of deadly strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a soldier was shot dead along the border. A ceasefire agreement was reached early Saturday after Egyptian and United Nations mediation, a spokesman for Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas said, reducing fears of a wider conflict. On Friday, […]

UN express outrage over killing of Palestinian nurse in Gaza

UN express outrage over killing of Palestinian nurse in Gaza

UNITED NATIONS (APP) – United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. “Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury,” the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said in […]

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

Israel, Hamas trade fire on Gaza border; Palestinian killed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says a tank fired at a Hamas position in the Gaza Strip after Israeli troops came under fire on the frontier while apprehending two armed Palestinians.The Palestinian Health Ministry said the Israeli shelling on Monday killed a man and seriously wounded another in the northern Gaza Strip. Hamas said the […]

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramazan: president

Egypt opens Gaza border for month of Ramazan: president

CAIRO;Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made a rare decision to open the Rafah crossing with Gaza for a month, allowing Palestinians to cross during the holy period of Ramazan. The decision to keep the crossing open was taken “to alleviate the suffering” of residents in the Palestinian enclave, Sisi said on Facebook late Thursday. […]

Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned

Gaza toll rises to 59 with more protests against Israel planned

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories:Fresh protests were expected Tuesday a day after Israeli forces killed 59 Palestinians during clashes and protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem in the conflict’s bloodiest day in years. Palestinians on Tuesday mark the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or […]

Israeli forces kill 28 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US Embassy

Israeli forces kill 28 in Gaza protests as anger mounts over US Embassy

Israeli forces killed at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. It was the highest Palestinian single-day death toll since a series of protests dubbed the “Great March of Return” began […]

Israeli gunfire wounds at least 28 Palestinians as Gaza border protests build

Israeli gunfire wounds at least 28 Palestinians as Gaza border protests build

Israeli gunfire wounded at least 28 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday, medics said, and protesters streamed to the frontier for the climax of a six-week demonstration as the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem. Protests were expected to escalate during the day, the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, as loudspeakers […]

“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General

“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General

“Civilians have to be protected wherever they are, whether it is in Gaza, whether it is in Jammu and Kashmir, UN Secretary General Islamabad: (Asghar Ali Mubarak) The UN Secretary General has said that the recent killing of civilians by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir needs to be investigated. “Civilians have to be protected wherever […]

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

Human Rights Watch says Israel blocking access to Gaza

AP An international human rights group on Monday accused Israel of barring foreign researchers from entering the Gaza Strip to document abuses, saying the restrictions call into question Israel’s stated commitment to investigating possible rights violations. In a 47-page report, Human Rights Watch accused Israel of “systematically” preventing its researchers from visiting Gaza since 2008, […]

Israeli bombing kills two Palestinians in Gaza, its health ministry says

Israeli bombing kills two Palestinians in Gaza, its health ministry says

GAZA (Reuters) – The Gaza Health Ministry said an Israeli bombing of a tunnel near the Egyptian border killed two Palestinians on Thursday, but the military denied any involvement. The Gaza Health ministry spokesman said in a statement the two men were “martyred and five other people were wounded as a result of being targeted […]