• Palestine Sep 19, 2021

    Israeli Army Arrests Last 2 of 6 Palestinian Prison Escapees

    Israeli forces have arrested the last two of six Palestinian prisoners who escaped a maximum-security Israeli prison two weeks ago

  • Iraq Sep 1, 2019

    Israel, Hezbollah Engage in Brief, Intense Fighting

    Hezbollah militants on Sunday fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, prompting a reprisal of heavy Israeli artillery fire in a rare burst of fighting between the bitter enemies. Although the shooting quickly subsided without casualties on either side, the situation remained volatile. The bitter enemies, which fought a monthlong war in 2006, have indicated they do not want...

  • Israel Feb 26, 2019

    Opioid Crisis Engulfs Blockaded Gaza Strip

    An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory. The scourge can be traced to the mass import of cheap opioid-based Tramadol pain pills through smuggling tunnels under Gaza’s border more than a decade ago. A more addictive black-market...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2018

    In Gaza Protests, Israeli Troops Aim for The Legs

    Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly...

  • Associated Press Nov 20, 2018

    Gaza's Fatal Ritual: Relentless Protests, Steady Casualties

    Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the flat, sunbaked plain near Israel’s border fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old Palestinian’s right leg was amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him in April at one of the mass demonstrations held weekly for the past eight months...

  • Israel Aug 9, 2018

    Israel Launches Scores of Airstrikes as Gaza Rocket Fire Persists

    Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into Thursday morning. The flare-up comes as Egypt is trying to broker a long-term cease-fire between the two sides. At least three Palestinians...

  • Israel Jul 15, 2018

    Israel Exchanges Intense Fire With Hamas Militants in Gaza

    The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from...

  • Israel Jun 3, 2018

    Israeli Military Strikes Hamas in Gaza After Rocket Fire Resumes

    The Israeli military struck Hamas militant sites in Gaza early Sunday in response to the resumption of rocket fire toward Israel, which threatened to unravel an informal cease-fire that had held since a flare-up of violence last week. The military said it hit 15 Hamas targets, including military compounds, munition factories and naval forces. The strikes come after militants broke...

  • Germany May 16, 2018

    As Gaza Death Toll Rises, Israeli Tactics Face Scrutiny

    Israel’s high-tech military is coming under scathing international criticism for its use of live fire that killed scores of Palestinian protesters across a border — even if the protesting Gazans were burning tires, launching fiery kites into Israeli farms and in some cases trying to rip apart a border fence. The Israeli army has staunchly defended its actions. It points...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2018

    Israel Faces Diplomatic Fallout After Dozens Killed in Gaza

    Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador, while Ireland and Belgium summoned Israeli envoys. Leading European countries and the U.N. human rights office called for...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2018

    Republicans Celebrate Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

    The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president’s eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era. Even as it sparked deadly protests in the Mideast, President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the embassy from Tel...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018

    Israel Hits Dozens of Iranian Targets in Syria After Barrage

    The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied Golan Heights, in the most serious military confrontation between the two bitter enemies to date. Israel said the targets of the strikes, its largest in Syria since the 1973 war,...

  • Associated Press Apr 29, 2018

    Israel Says 3 Palestinian Infiltrators From Gaza Killed

    Israeli troops fatally shot two Palestinians who infiltrated the country from Gaza and attacked soldiers with explosives Sunday night, and in a separate incident killed another Palestinian who tried to breach the border, the military said. Thirty-nine Palestinians have been killed at the Gaza border since protests against a decade-old blockade of the territory began March 30. Israel has been...

  • MAYOR Apr 20, 2018

    Portman's Snub of ‘Jewish Nobel' Triggers Israel Backlash

    U.S. actress Natalie Portman’s decision to snub a June ceremony in Israel where she was to have received a prize dubbed the “Jewish Nobel” triggered an angry backlash Friday from some Israeli politicians, including the culture minister. The Genesis Prize Foundation said it had been informed by Portman’s representative that “recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing” to the...

  • director Jan 16, 2018

    Lebanon Bans ‘The Post' Over Spielberg's Support for Israel

    Lebanon’s censorship authorities have effectively banned Steven Spielberg’s newspaper drama, “The Post,” because the American director is on a regional blacklist for supporting Israel.

  • Donald Trump Aug 4, 2017

    2 Huge Trump Murals On West Bank Barrier — Banksy's Work?

    Has Banksy struck again in familiar territory? Two murals showing an oversized President Donald Trump appeared Friday on Israel’s West Bank separation barrier, just yards from where the elusive artist decorated a hotel earlier this year. The new drawings which resemble Banksy’s earlier art popped up on the edge of Bethlehem, the Palestinian city where the barrier largely consists of...

  • actress May 30, 2017

    Lebanese Ministry Calls for Ban of ‘Wonder Woman' Movie

    Lebanon’s ministry of economy is seeking to ban the 2017 Wonder Woman movie because its lead actress — Gal Gadot — is an Israeli, though a formal request for a ban has not yet been received, a Lebanese security official said Tuesday.

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