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Israel targets Palestinians launching ‘fire balloons’ from Gaza

The Israeli army on Saturday wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip attempting to launch incendiary balloons across the border into Israel, officials said.

Palestinian president hails UN non-violence vote on Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, on Thursday, hailed a UN General Assembly vote, calling on Israeli forces to halt violence against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip.

Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel

Army spokesman Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the tunnel, the first of its kind discovered by Israeli intelligence, was hit on June 3 in the north of the strip as Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza.

Israeli forces kill four Palestinians, injure hundreds in Gaza

Israeli forces have killed four Palestinians and injured more than 600 others who took part in protests marking the International Quds Day along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories.

Israel, Gaza exchange fire after Palestinian woman killed at border

Israeli aircraft pounded over a dozen militant targets in Gaza, the army said Sunday, after Palestinian projectile fire shattered a ceasefire reached just days ago after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

Israeli strikes Hamas in Gaza after ‘projectiles’ fired

Israel has launched a series of airstrikes on Palestinian positions in the besieged Gaza Strip, in what it said was in response to rocket fire from the enclave.

Israeli forces shoot dead Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Residents identified the man as construction worker Ramy Sabreen, 36, who was working on a site in the old city of Hebron when he was shot on Saturday, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

Israeli embassy condemns Hamas attacks

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria has condemned the recent attacks by Hamas on the people of Israel.

Red Cross sends surgeons, supplies to Gaza to treat wounded

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday it was sending two surgical teams to Gaza and setting up a surgical unit in the enclave’s main hospital to treat heavy casualties from clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians.

Kuwait proposes ‘international protection’ for Palestinians

Kuwait has circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution on setting up an international protection mission for Palestinians.

Hamas says ceasefire reached with Israel after Gaza flare-up

Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday said it has reached a ceasefire with Israel.

Israeli intelligence minister denies Gaza ceasefire

Israel said it struck 25 more Hamas sites overnight after a barrage of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip, denying Palestinian claims of a ceasefire Wednesday after the worst flare-up since a 2014 war.

Palestinians launch boats from Gaza to protest Israeli blockade

Palestinians launched boats from Gaza on Tuesday to protest Israel's blockade, a move likely to further raise tensions after mortar fire from the enclave earlier in the day and weeks of deadly unrest.

Palestinian president in ‘excellent’ health but still in hospital

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, hospitalised since May 20 with pneumonia, is in excellent health but no date has been set for his discharge, a hospital official said on Saturday.

Palestine asks ICC to investigate alleged Israeli human rights crimes

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Tuesday submitted a request asking the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged human rights violations linked to Israeli settlement policies

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas remains in hospital: officials

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas remained in hospital Monday, a spokeswoman said, a day after being admitted with complications following an ear operation.

UN deputy chief calls for peace in Gaza

The “cycle of violence” in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Thursday at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine.

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza strip

The Israeli army said its jets targeted Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to machine gun fire aimed at an Israeli border town.

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