Tag Archives: Gaza

Hamas fired a rocket at Israel just as a 5 hour UN. cease-fire expired

Palestinian militants fired a rocket at Israel Thursday just as a five-hour U.N. humanitarian cease-fire expired, the Israeli military said. Gaza residents had crowded banks, vegetable markets and shops as they took advantage of the first respite from 10 days … read more

Egypt says Gaza cease-fire bid alive .

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s foreign minister says its proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas is gaining momentum, calling it the only viable way to stop an “intolerable humanitarian situation” in Gaza. “The plan has … read more

Israel and Hamas agreed to U.N. brokered “humanitarian” pause

Israel and Hamas agreed to a five-hour U.N. brokered “humanitarian” pause to their 9-day-long battle, offering the most encouraging sign yet that the fierce fighting could come to an end. Israel’s bombardment of Gaza has killed more than 200 Palestinians, … read more

Homes of senior Hamas leaders targets by Israel

Israel on Wednesday intensified air attacks on Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort, targeting the homes of four senior leaders of the Islamic militant movement. It also told tens of thousands of residents to … read more

Israel will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas

Israel’s leader says the country will exert “great force” against Gaza’s Hamas rulers after the Islamic militants rejected a truce agreement. Israel halted its fire for six hours Tuesday after accepting an Egyptian truce proposal. But with Hamas continuing to … read more

Palestinian rocket fire persists after Israel agrees to Gaza truce

Palestinian militants fired rockets at Israel on Tuesday after it agreed to an Egyptian proposal to end the week-old Gaza conflict, and a Hamas leader said the Islamist group was still undecided on whether to accept the ceasefire. Under the … read more

Obama praised Egypt’s proposal for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

President Barack Obama praised Egypt’s proposal Monday for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, telling Muslim-Americans that he’s hopeful that the plan can restore calm in the wake of a deadly wave of violence. “We’re … read more

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel & Hamas

Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both sides said they were seriously considering the proposal. … read more

Israel charges 3 Jews with the killing of a Palestinian teenager

Israel has charged three Jews with the kidnapping and killing of a Palestinian teenager whose death set off days of violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the three appeared before a … read more