Terrorism

Gaza: The war that worked

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Israel breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as a military operation which could have gone one of two ways avoided a ground war.

As the Egyptian-brokered ceasefire came into effect, tens of thousands of Israeli ground troops, many of them reservists who had been summoned days earlier from their homes, were stood down.

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Even-handed Morsi is Israel’s biggest win

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Israeli officials say that the behaviour of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is “perhaps the biggest achievement for Israel in the entire operation” as the Muslim Brotherhood leader emerged as the mediator between Israel and Hamas.

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Gaza conflict: ‘I make a joke out of the rocket fire to keep baby calm’

By Nathan Jeffay, November 22, 2012

Like many southern Israel residents, Sderot father-of-four Yigal Levi has mostly stayed at home in recent days. He tried venturing out, away from his shelter, and it terrified him.

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Missile defence system delayed ground invasion, say experts

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

Many defence experts said that it would be technologically impossible and prohibitively expensive to design a system capable of tracking and destroying incoming rockets with interceptor missiles.

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Tel Aviv bus bomb planted by Hamas cell, says Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 22, 2012

For the first time in more than 10 years, a terrorist bomb was detonated on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.

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Israel-Hamas truce agreed starting from Wednesday evening

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

Israel has agreed to halt its action in Gaza a week after the latest bout of fighting began.

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Clinton condemns Tel Aviv bomb blast as she heads to Cairo for ceasefire talks

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

The US Secretary of State has strongly condemned the terrorist bombing of a bus at lunchtime in central Tel Aviv.

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Uefa postpones match after Tel Aviv bomb blast

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, November 21, 2012

Uefa has called off tomorrow night’s Europa League match between Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and Athletic Bilbao after this morning’s bus bomb attack in Tel Aviv.

The decision came amid growing pressure from the Spanish club who were preparing to fly to Israel.

A decision concerning the rescheduling of the match will be made by the end of the week.

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Hague condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” in comments after the attack on a bus in Tel Aviv this morning.

Mr Hague said: “The UK is deeply concerned at emerging reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv, which has seriously injured a number of people.

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Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in terror attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

A bus has exploded in central Tel Aviv in what Israeli police said was a terrorist attack.

Emergency services organisation Magen David Adom said that seven people were injured in the attack, with at least three sustaining "severe" injuries.

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