Tensions flare up in Gaza strip (Reuters) / 4 April 2013 OCCUPIED JERUSALEM Israel pressed Hamas on Wednesday to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since the ceasefire that ended an eight-day war in November. The flare-up, sparked by anger in Gaza over Tuesdays death from cancer of a Palestinian prisoner held by Israel, included the first Israeli air strike in the Hamas-run enclave since the truce. By afternoon, the frontier had fallen quiet, an indication that Israel and Hamas were weighing their moves carefully after four months of relative calm that has enabled Gaza residents to rebuild and Israelis near the border to live without the familiar blaring of sirens warning of incoming rockets
Media Blackout: Israel, Hamas ban rival journos to report from Gaza Israel has closed off the main supply route into Gaza, in response to recent rocket fire from the strip – the first since November's conflict. And as tensions rise, some journalists in the region are finding their work and at times, livelihoods, affected by the ongoing stand-off. RT's Paula Slier investigates how those trying to spread light on the situation, are coming under pressure, from both sides of the divide
This kid is that millions of people has mademe cry! This child has the right to live as children who are in the world… Children of Bashar Al Assad leaves become even those so to experience such a condition… I'll see how it is a wound of a child who sees this child in this situation with a broken arm.
More details about Israel's early morning air strike on Syria trickled onto the web Wednesday evening, and while many mysteries remain, everyone seems to agree that this situation could get very, very messy.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli troops fired on Gazans surging toward Israel’s border fence Friday, killing one person but leaving intact the fragile two-day-old cease-fire between Hamas and the Jewish state. The truce, which calls for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, came after eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest between Israel and Hamas in four years. In a letter to the U.N
Israeli troops arrested 55 Palestinian “terror operatives” across the West Bank overnight, hours after a truce came into effect in the Gaza Strip, the army said Thursday. “A total of 55 terror operatives, who are affiliated with different terror groups have been detained. Among those arrested were a number of senior level operatives,” a statement said, with Israeli public radio saying it included members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa have condemned the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine and urged them to exercise maximum restraint and to resume direct talks to resolve the crisis. The three countries, which form the IBSA grouping, underlined the need for diplomacy and urged all involved parties to avoid taking any action that may further worsen the situation. The IBSA countries express their strongest condemnation of the ongoing violence between Israel and Palestine, that threatens the peace and security of the region, said a statement by the IBSA memberstates Wednesday on “the situation between Israel and Palestine” in New York.
EU-Israel Association Agreement: A new threat to Palestine? On the 23rd of October members of the European Parliament will be voting on a new agreement between Israel and the European Union (the Protocol on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products ACAA) as EU-Israel Association Agreement