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Reservists drafted as Israel Gaza fighting continues

By Jennifer Lipman, November 16, 2012

Israeli army reservists have been issued with draft orders as fighting in Gaza enters a third day.

The army agreed to suspend its operation this morning as Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil visits the area.

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Hague: Hamas has created 'intolerable situation' for Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2012

The British Foreign Secretary has said that terrorist group Hamas bears "principal responsibility" for the military operation Israel is now conducting in Gaza.

William Hague said he "utterly condemned" the rocket attacks by Hamas militants on southern Israel, with nearly 200 fired at civilian areas in less than 24 hours.

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Three Israelis killed in rocket attack on Kiryat Malachi

By Marcus Dysch, November 15, 2012

Three Israelis have been killed after a rocket fired from Gaza hit the town of Kiryat Malachi.

The two women and a man, all aged in their 30s, were in a four-storey building which suffered a direct hit.

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Netanyahu: Israel will protect its citizens against Hamas terror

By Jennifer Lipman, November 14, 2012

Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will expand the operation against terrorist forces in Gaza if it becomes necessary and "continue doing everything to protect our citizens".

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Hamas military leader killed in Israeli air strike

By Marcus Dysch, November 14, 2012

A leading Hamas military commander has been killed in a targeted Israeli air strike.

Ahmed Jabari was head of Hamas’ military wing and the group’s most significant military figure in Gaza. He is the most senior Hamas figure to be killed for four years and was top of Israel's most-wanted list.

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British Gas in Hamas project

By JCReporter, October 26, 2012

The Israeli government may allow a British Gas project in the Mediterranean Sea off the shores of Gaza to proceed — despite the involvement of the Hamas government.

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UN ambassador urges Security Council to condemn Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, October 25, 2012

Israel’s United Nations envoy has called on the international body to “condemn Hamas terrorism” after more than 70 rockets were fired into southern Israeli cities yesterday.

Ron Proser, the former Israeli ambassador to the UK, issued a letter that urged members of the United Nations Security Council to “condemn Hamas terrorism without any equivocation or delay.

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Middle East power shift as Emir visits Gaza

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 25, 2012

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s brief visit to Gaza on Tuesday lasted only a few hours, yet it signalled not only one more step towards the Hamas government’s exit from isolation, but also deeper power shifts in the Middle East. It was followed by salvoes of missiles fired at Israeli targets, with rare Hamas participation.

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Hamas release video reconstructing Shalit’s capture

By Anna Sheinman, October 19, 2012

On the first anniversary of Gilad Shalit’s release, Hamas’s military wing has released a film purporting to describe how the abduction was carried out.

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Boy's death sparks anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza

By Anna Sheinman, September 27, 2012

The death of a three-year-old boy in a fire has sparked a rare anti-Hamas demonstration in Gaza.

Over 500 protesters in the Bureij refugee camp called for the toppling of the ruling group after the child died when a candle, which had been lit during a power cut, burned down his family’s house, Reuters reported. The fire also caused critical burns to his infant sister.

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