Gaza

Gaza and West Bank in timely dispute

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2011

Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank have found another subject to argue over.

As of this week, the two are now separated by an hour – not in terms of how long it takes to travel from one to the other, but in terms of time.

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, moved the clocks back an hour at the beginning of Ramadan to make the fast easier.

More..

LA winces as Rachel Corrie play finally comes to town

By Tom Tugend, September 1, 2011

Faced with a play widely lambasted as anti-Israel propaganda, should an American Jewish community stage a public protest? Keep silent in the name of artistic freedom? Or is there another way?

These questions faced Los Angeles Jews with the opening this week of My Name Is Rachel Corrie.

More..

South Israel on high alert as threats grow

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 1, 2011

Israel's southern border has been on high alert since the beginning of the week following intelligence warnings of Gazan terror groups planning an attack from Sinai.

More..

Fury over Rachel Corrie youth opera

By Marcus Dysch, September 1, 2011

The Glyndebourne festival has defended its production of a children's opera based on the writings of pro-Palestinian American activist Rachel Corrie, killed in Gaza in 2003.

When I Am Old was performed three times last month by members of the Glyndebourne Youth Opera after they spent five days learning about the Middle East conflict.

Organisers said they wanted to show "the courage and ideal

More..

Israeli baby injured as rocket fire from Gaza continues

By Jennifer Lipman, August 25, 2011

A nine-month-old baby was injured yesterday as the latest round of rocket fire from Gaza caused damage to southern Israel.

Seventeen rockets were fired across the border by terrorist groups on Wednesday night, wrecking property. A rocket aimed directly at the densely populated city of Beersheva was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

More..

Reports: Egyptian woman hit by Gaza rocket

By Jennifer Lipman, August 24, 2011

A rocket fired from inside Gaza and directed at Israel has injured an Egyptian woman.

Terrorist groups continued their rocket attacks on southern Israeli communities today, despite Hamas' claims that it would accept an unofficial truce.

More..

Gaza terrorists fire more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2011

Rockets were fired from inside the Gaza Strip into southern Israel last night, despite claims of a ceasefire from Hamas.

Four Qassam rockets landed in Israel on Monday night, with three exploding in the Hof Ashkelon area. One of the rockets sparked a blaze which firemen battled to control before it damaged nearby greenhouses.

More..

On this day: Gaza settlements evacuated

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2011

As Israeli soldiers began removing Jewish Gaza residents from their homes, pictures of clashes, stories about the settlers and why they did not leave and musings about what Gaza would be like after appeared in newspapers around the world.

More..

Gaza terrorists send two more rockets into Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 4, 2011

Two more Grad rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory on Wednesday evening.

One hit the entrance the Southern city of Ashkelon, the other an open area in the Lakhish region, not far from the border town of Sderot.

A Lakhist resident told Ynet that the rockets were frightening but that many residents did not have bomb shelters. "We have nowhere to go," she said.

More..

MPs meet Hamas in Gaza City

By Marcus Dysch, July 28, 2011

The leaders of the Labour and Liberal Democrat parliamentary parties have met Hamas leader Ismail Haniyah during a visit to Gaza.

Parliamentary Labour Party chair Tony Lloyd MP and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party chair Lorely Burt MP met Hamas officials on Sunday.

The pair were part of a delegation of 12 British parliamentarians, including one Green Party MEP and a number of Scottish MP

More..