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IDF attacks Hamas position in response to rocket fire from Gaza

Projectile launched from Strip for first time in six weeks lands in open area in Israel, causing no damage or injuries An IDF combat helicopter attacked a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said Saturday, in response to an earlier rocket launch from the Palestinian enclave into Israel. The rocket fired Friday was the first such […]

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Southern residents block Gaza cargo crossing in protest of violence

Heavy traffic reported as activists demonstrate over Friday infiltration, in which a Palestinian set fire to a greenhouse in a border community Southern residents blocked trucks carrying goods and fuel from entering Gaza Sunday morning, in the wake of protests at the border on Friday and after a Palestinian man breached the Gaza border fence on Friday and infiltrated several […]

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Israel Must Make a Decision on Gaza

For over a decade, Israel has avoided deciding whether its interests are better served by maintaining the current “two Palestinian states” status quo, or by seeing Gaza rejoin the Palestinian Authority. The result is an untenable, chronic-crisis situation that empowers Mahmoud Abbas and is a lose-lose for Israel. In January 2006, the residents of the Palestinian Authority (PA) went to […]

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IDF says 20 targets bombed in Gaza, including tunnels

Military doesn’t say which terror group launched rockets that hit Beersheba home, landed off central Israeli coast, but lays responsibility on Strip’s rulers The Israeli military bombed 20 “military facilities” in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning, the army said, in response to a predawn rocket attack that struck a home in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, causing damage […]

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3 Gazans killed in border riots

12,000 Palestinians rally at border; soldiers attacked with grenades, bombs and rocks; 30 protesters reported injured; 2 fires sparked in Israel by arson balloons Around 12,000 Palestinians participated in weekly demonstrations along the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel Friday evening. The army said rioters burned tires and hurled rocks at Israeli soldiers, who responded according to open-fire regulations. In several […]

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How Feasible Is a Long-Term Truce with Hamas?

The prospect of a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas brings with it both risks and opportunities. While it remains far from clear that such an arrangement is even feasible, Israel is giving Egyptian mediation efforts a chance. At present, the Israel-Hamas truce is based on the minimal formula of ‘quiet for quiet.’ Many obstacles stand in the way of […]

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IDF to probe deaths of 2 Gaza teens

Israeli military says troops acted in accordance with regulations and the incidents will be examined by the appropriate authorities The IDF said Saturday that it would investigate the events surrounding the deaths of two Palestinians at the Gaza border, including that a 16-year-old who was shot on Friday during protests and who succumbed to his wounds on Saturday. Palestinian media […]

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IDF says war in Gaza approaching, communities near Strip could be evacuated

Senior military officials say many troops will be sent to southern front after Palestinian terrorists launch more than 150 rockets, mortar shells overnight A senior army official warned Thursday morning that Israel was nearing a full-blown military confrontation in the Gaza Strip after hundreds of rockets were launched overnight by Palestinian terror groups, adding that the government could begin evacuating […]