Articles tagged with: Benjamin Netanyahu

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014

Netanyahu says Israel shunning Gaza truce talks, won’t negotiate under fire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel said on Sunday it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket and mortar fire. The head of the Palestinian delegation in Cairo said earlier that it would pull out unless Israeli negotiators, who flew home from the Egyptian capital on Friday hours before a three-day ceasefire expired, came back to the talks. Israeli airstrikes and shelling killed three Palestinians in Gaza on ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014

Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

Gaza/Cairo/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. Minutes before the ceasefire started at 8:00 am (5:00 GMT), Hamas launched a salvo of rockets, calling them revenge for Israel's "massacres." Israel's anti-missile system shot down one rocket over Jerusalem, police said. Another hit a house in a town near...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the inci...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing milita...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Understanding the Gaza War

We may never understand the contexts that preceded the recent round of the war on Gaza, or the real reasons behind the timing of its eruption. The issue of the kidnapping and killi...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Gaza and the Curse of Half-Finished Wars

It took the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon two weeks to come out with a call for a ceasefire in Gaza. A diplomatic gesture of the lowest order, the Secretary-General...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 24 Jul, 2014

American flights expected back in Tel Aviv in hours

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a US ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, as fi...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 23 Jul, 2014

Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hama...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 19 Jul, 2014

Israeli tanks dig in at Gaza frontier as Palestinian toll tops 300

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Israeli soldiers in tanks and bulldozers dug in across a mile-wide strip of eastern Gaza on Saturday as Palestinian officials said military st...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 18 Jul, 2014

Israel deepens Gaza push to destroy Hamas tunnels

Gaza City, AP—Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian ...

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