Tag Archives: Palestine

John Kerry files to Tel Aviv despite FAA ban

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat defied a Federal Aviation Administration ban and flew into Israel’s main airport Wednesday in a sign of sheer will to achieve a cease-fire agreement in the warring Gaza Strip despite little … read more

Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as dozens of Palestinian families trapped by the fighting scrambled to flee the area. The U.S. secretary of state meanwhile presses … read more

Kerry arrived in the MiddleEast with a mission to seek a ceasefire

Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old … read more

Gaza bloody Sunday: 87 Palestinians, 13 Israeli soldiers killed

At least 87 Gazan Palestinians and 13 soldiers were killed Sunday as Israel ramped up a major military offensive in the bloodiest single day in the enclave in five years. AFP : As regional leaders met in Doha for urgent … read more

Netanyahu instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. “The prime minister and defense minister have instructed the IDF to begin a ground operation tonight … read more

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

Permanent Gaza ceasefire agreed, no Confirmation from Hamas

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli official said on Thursday there is an agreement for a comprehensive Gaza ceasefire starting on Friday. In Gaza, there was no immediate confirmation from Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups that they had agreed to … 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