Gaza

Calls for restraint as rocket attacks from Gaza into Israel continue

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

The secretary general of the United Nations has expressed concern at the "terrible price" being paid by civilians in the wake of the escalation of hostilities on the Gaza border.

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Anti-Israel tweeters post fake photo of Gaza wounded

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

Anti-Israel activists have been spreading photographs of a wounded child who they claimed was a victim of Israeli air strikes, but who in fact died in an accident six years ago.

Some of those who shared the image have since acknowledged their mistake, but hundreds have continued to circulate it as proof of Israeli aggression.

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Rocket fire from Gaza to Israel enters fourth day

By Jennifer Lipman, March 12, 2012

Violence on the border between Israel and Gaza has continued into a fourth day.

Since Friday, more than 160 rockets have been fired into Israel day and night by terrorist groups inside the Gaza Strip, including Islamic Jihad.

In retaliation for the attacks two Palestinian militants were killed on Monday morning as Israel's Air Force targeted terror cells operating in the area.

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Palestinian warfare leads to stabbing

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 19, 2012

A Palestinian human-rights activist was stabbed on Friday in Gaza by unknown assailants, widely assumed to be Hamas.

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IDF warns next Cast Lead 'urban warfare'

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 29, 2011

Exactly three years after Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, the IDF is preparing for a replay.

"The one thing we can know for certain is that the next major operation or war we will have to fight will be in an urban area filled with civilians," says Colonel Amir Baram, commander of the IDF's Paratrooper Brigade.

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MEP sorry for 'put pressure on diaspora' blog

By Jessica Elgot, December 9, 2011

British MEP Sir Robert Atkins has apologised for suggesting pressure should be put on Jews in the diaspora over the treatment of Palestinians.

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Violence escalates on Gaza border

By Abi Goodman, December 9, 2011

Rockets continued to rain down on Israel on Friday morning, as violence on the border with the Gaza Strip escalated.

One rocket was fired into the Negev early on Friday morning, although there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and another two rockets exploded in the Ashkelon Regional Council around midday, also causing no damage or injuries.

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Israel pays Gaza bill

November 24, 2011

Israel has paid Britain £40,000 for the restoration of the Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Gaza - but it is only half the sum the UK asked for.

The two countries have been in dispute since Operation Cast Lead, Israel's operation in Gaza in 2009.

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Boats to Gaza intercepted by Israeli navy

By Jennifer Lipman, November 4, 2011

The Israeli navy has peacefully intercepted two boats of activists who were attempting to breach the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Soldiers boarded the boats under the order of IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz after the activists refused to heed calls to change course.

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Funeral of Gaza rocket fire victim held

By Jennifer Lipman, October 31, 2011

Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a man killed by a by a Grad rocket fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Moshe Ami, 56, died of shrapnel wounds after being hit by the rocket as he was on his way home.

The Ashkelon resident and father of four was unable to reach shelter in time.

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