Tag Archives: Gaza

Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

11 November, 2019 10:45 am 10:45 am

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms. Islamic Jihad said an Egyptian-mediated truce went into effect at 0330 GMT, about 48 hours after Israel triggered the exchange of fire by killing the … Read More

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Ceasefire agreement comes between Israel, Islamic Jihad in Gaza

11 November, 2019 12:25 pm 12:25 pm

GAZA (92 News/AFP) – Gaza Strip ceasefire came between Israel and Islamic Jihad, claimed by the French news agency AFP on Thursday. Gaza Strip ceasefire came into effect early Thursday, an Egyptian source and a senior Islamic Jihad official told AFP, following a spike in violence and bloodshed in the Palestinian enclave. The ceasefire agreement … Read More

Israeli air strikes martyr 14 more Palestinians in Gaza, death toll reaches...

11 November, 2019 8:17 pm 8:17 pm

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli air strikes martyred 14 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 24 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to kill an Islamic Jihad commander. From early morning Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military struck from the … Read More

Israeli troops martyrs Islamic Jihad commander, rockets rain from Gaza

11 November, 2019 6:23 pm 6:23 pm

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel martyred a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing retaliatory rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv. In the most serious escalation in months, an Israeli missile attack also hit the home of an … Read More

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Palestinians cancel soccer final after Israel denies Gaza team travel

09 September, 2019 11:36 pm 11:36 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – The Palestinian national soccer club championship was called off on Wednesday after Israel denied travel permits to Gaza players who had hoped to face off with their opponents in the occupied West Bank. Israel refused to let players from Gaza’s Khadamat Rafah club travel several dozen kilometres through its territory to play … Read More


Palestinian martyred, three Israeli soldiers hurt in Gaza shooting

08 August, 2019 8:00 am 8:00 am

GAZA (Palestine)- A Palestinian man was martyred by Israeli army as the latter claimed the man crossed from Gaza into Israel overnight and shot at Israeli troops. In return fire what the Israeli army claimed the Palestinian was dead and three Israeli soldiers wounded. An Israeli tank also targeted a military outpost belonging to Hamas, which … Read More

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Israeli troops martyr Palestinian on Gaza border: Hamas

07 July, 2019 5:05 pm 5:05 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – Hamas said that a Palestinian was martyred by Israel’s military near the Gaza border fence. The health ministry in Gaza, an enclave run by Hamas Islamists, said a 28-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed in Thursday’s incident near Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the territory. In a statement, Hamas’s armed … Read More

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19 Palestinians martyred in Israeli strikes

05 May, 2019 9:17 am 9:17 am

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – As many as 19 Palestinians were martyred in Israeli strikes while four Israelis were killed in rockets and missiles from Gaza on Sunday. Two Palestinian officials and a TV station belonging to Hamas, Gaza’s Islamist rulers, said a ceasefire had been reached at 0430am (0130 GMT), apparently stopping the violence from broadening … Read More

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Palestinians mass at Gaza border to mark protest anniversary

03 March, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied at the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday, facing off against Israeli tanks and troops on the first anniversary of the ‘Great March of Return’ demonstrations. Israeli forces had massed the other side of the fortified frontier, with tensions already high after a rocket attack from Gaza and … Read More

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Gaza border protests provide artist with inspiration, and raw materials

03 March, 2019 11:24 pm 11:24 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – One year on from the start of Gaza’s border protests, the weekly clashes with Israeli soldiers have become part of the texture of life in the Palestinian enclave, providing inspiration and even raw materials for local artists. Diorama artist Majdi Abu Taqeya spends hours creating three-dimensional miniature replicas of the protest scenes, … Read More

Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket lands in Beersheba: army

10 October, 2018 8:55 am 8:55 am

GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by militants in the coastal enclave struck a house in the major Israeli city of Beersheba, the Israeli military said. A medical official told Israel Radio that three people were taken to hospital with injuries after the … Read More

Israel lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce

08 August, 2018 5:35 pm 5:35 pm

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighbouring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave’s dominant armed faction. But the prospect of an agreement between Israel and the Islamist group prompted concern within Prime … Read More

Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up -Palestinian officials

08 August, 2018 8:50 am 8:50 am

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) – Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end an escalation in fighting that has drawn mutual threats of war. There was no formal comment from Israel, but an Israeli official who spoke on … Read More