Israel and Hamas agree to cease-fire

Egyptian mediators stepped in to broker a cease-fire between Israel and militant groups in Gaza after a week of escalated tensions threatened to escalate into a full-blown conflict. The site of an almost destroyed Islamic military base after it was attacked by an Israeli warplane in the Southern Gaza Strip on May 30, 2018.

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Top IDF officer: Iran may use Gaza terrorists again to distract from Syria

Official in Southern Command says Hamas, Islamic Jihad improved rocket-launching tactics during Tuesday barrage by firing from underground; Israel ‘closest to war’ since 2014 Islamic Jihad members guard outside the funeral of a group militiama, Hussein al-Amour, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2018. Al-Amour was killed during an Israeli strike .

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Editor’s Notes: Changing the Gaza paradigm

It’s almost like a clock that you wind up for a year or two and wait for the alarm to go off. In December 2008, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead, the first large-scale anti-Hamas campaign after its unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2005.

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Protests resume after Palestinian paramedic’s Gaza funeral

Palestinian children watch the funeral of the volunteer paramedic Razan Najjar, 21, in town of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Saturday. Najjar was killed by Israeli fire Friday during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.

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Army said to urge lifting some economic restrictions on Gaza

Senior officer says Israel and Gaza at ‘watershed’ moment, Hamas’s return of the bodies of fallen IDF soldiers is precondition for any long-term quiet A photo taken from Gaza City on May 29, 2018, shows smoke billowing in the background following an Israeli air strike against a military target in the Palestinian coastal enclave, in response to repeated mortar and rocket attacks on southern Israel. A top official in the IDF’s Southern Command said Thursday Israel must take steps to ease the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, which would likely bring quiet to the Gaza region.

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Israel retaliates Gaza shelling with most powerful strikes in 4 years

PanARMENIAN.Net – The barrage of 28 mortars was fired from the enclave earlier in the day, most of them were claimed to be intercepted by the Israel Defense Forces , Sputnik says. The Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, blamed the Hamas organization for the recent attacks, promising to respond “forcefully” to the barrage.

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Three soldiers hurt as south buffeted by Gazan fusillades

Netanyahu meets with security brass amid soaring tensions; IDF says Hamas has lost control in Strip; Palestinians claim over 110 rockets and shells fired at Israel Three Israeli soldiers were wounded by shrapnel Tuesday during afternoon barrages of mortar shells and rockets launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip, in the worst flareup of cross-border violence since the 2014 Gaza war. Earlier in the day a civilian was lightly wounded by shrapnel from projectile fire, bringing the total number of injured to four.

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Sderot Kindergarten Shelled by Gaza Terrorists

As residents of southern Israel were feeding their children breakfast and getting them ready for school, terrorists in Gaza were loading shells into mortars and rockets into launchers for a day of attacks on their neighbors. Just few minutes before the children were due to arrive at the kindergarten in the Gaza Belt city of Sderot, a mortar shell slammed into the playground of the school yard.

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Clashes Between Israel and Gaza Heat Up After Desert Attack

Israeli aircraft struck Hamas outposts in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets into southern Israel Friday as violence escalated following deadly gun attacks along Israel’s porous border with Egypt. The first of more than 20 dead were eight Israelis killed …

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Expelled Israeli ambassador to Turkey ‘humiliated’ at airport

Expelled Israeli ambassador undergoes strict security screening in Istanbul airport; in response, Israel inspects Turkish delegate’s papers, dresses him down A diplomatic feud between Israel and Turkey over deadly clashes on the Gaza Strip border continued on Wednesday, with the Foreign Ministry dressing down a senior Turkish envoy over the “humiliation” hours earlier of the expelled Israeli ambassador as he boarded a flight to Tel Aviv. Ambassador Eitan Na’eh, who was ordered to leave Turkey temporarily, underwent a strict security screening at Istanbul’s airport that required him to take off his shoes.

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