Articles tagged with: Israel

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 militants of violating the US- and UN-brokered truce by firing rockets and mortars. The 72-hour break announced by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was the most ambitious attempt so far to end more than three weeks of fighting, and followed mounting international alarm over a rising Pa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Thursday, 31 Jul, 2014

Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

Jerusalem, AP—Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300 Palestinians and more than 50 Israelis. The new call-up follows another day of intensive fighting, in which tank shells struck a UN school where Palestinians were sheltering and an airstrike tore through a crowded Gaza shopping area. At least 116 Palestinians and three I...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 30 Jul, 2014

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: UN

Gaza, Reuters—Israeli shells blasted a UN-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 29 Jul, 2014

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conf...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Monday, 28 Jul, 2014

Israeli strikes on Gaza and rocket fire break lull

Jerusalem, AP—Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 27 Jul, 2014

Israel resumes offensive after Gaza rocket fire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—A humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Sunday after a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants was met with fierce Israeli shell...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

12-hour Gaza humanitarian truce takes hold

Gaza and Jerusalem, Reuters—Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanit...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll passes 800

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—US Secretary of State John Kerry pressed regional proxies to nail down a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to ...

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Bakir Oweida
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on : Friday, 25 Jul, 2014

Opinion: From Gaza to Mosul, the Killing Continues

Nothing justifies the tanks of the Israeli “Defense” Force shelling thirty Palestinian families, none of whom had any chance of taking shelter or running away. This happened...

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