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Israel: Yamina leader Naftali Bennett gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem.(AP)
Israel: Yamina leader Naftali Bennett gives a statement at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem.(AP)

Explained: What to expect from Israel’s next govt under Naftali Bennett

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 07:00 PM IST
  • The Israeli parliament will vote to install a “change” coalition, led by Naftali Bennett, aimed at unseating Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu.
Palestinian children participate in a mental health support session in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.(Reuters)
Palestinian children participate in a mental health support session in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.(Reuters)

'She screams when someone comes near': Gaza children in trauma

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Gaza
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 06:11 PM IST
Lucia Elmi, Unicef's special representative in Palestinian territories, said that even before the May fighting, one out of three children was in need of psycho-social support.
The airstrike came during an 11-day war between Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group. In picture - Gaza tower housing AP collapses after missile strike.(Reuters)
The airstrike came during an 11-day war between Israel and Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group. In picture - Gaza tower housing AP collapses after missile strike.(Reuters)

Israel claims Hamas tried to hamper Iron Dome rocket defense from Gaza building

AP | , Gaza City, Gaza Strip
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 05:41 AM IST
Israel's ambassador to US Gilad Erdan issued his statement a day after meeting the AP's president and chief executive, Gary Pruitt, and Ian Phillips, vice president for international news, at the AP's New York headquarters.
Matthias Schmale gestures as he inspects the damage at UNRWA'S headquarters, in the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.(Reuters)
Matthias Schmale gestures as he inspects the damage at UNRWA'S headquarters, in the aftermath of Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.(Reuters)

UN agency for Palestinian refugees withdraws director from Gaza after threats

PTI | , Jerusalem
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:24 PM IST
Israel carried out hundreds of airstrikes on Gaza during the 11-day war, in which Hamas and other militant groups fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel.
Robert Mardini, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gestures as he speaks with a Palestinian man near the rubble of a house destroyed in Israeli airstrikes during Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in Gaza City on June 2, 2021. (Reuters)
Robert Mardini, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), gestures as he speaks with a Palestinian man near the rubble of a house destroyed in Israeli airstrikes during Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in Gaza City on June 2, 2021. (Reuters)

Red Cross chief urges Israel, Palestine to end cycle of violence

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 03:43 PM IST
On his first visit to Gaza in four years, Robert Mardini toured areas devastated by Israeli bombardments during the 11 days of fighting, including a road where 42 people were killed.
A large piece of artwork in the courtyard depicted an Emirati man in traditional garb with his arm on the shoulder of an Israeli as they laughed and shared coffee under the word “cousins" written in Arabic and Hebrew. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)(AP)
A large piece of artwork in the courtyard depicted an Emirati man in traditional garb with his arm on the shoulder of an Israeli as they laughed and shared coffee under the word “cousins" written in Arabic and Hebrew. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)(AP)

UAE and Israel press ahead with ties after Gaza cease-fire

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
  • “What we see here is the exact opposite of what we see in Gaza... What we see here in the whole normalization process is a departure from the past,” Israeli Ambassador Eitan Na’eh said
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(Reuters)
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.(Reuters)

Blinken pledges US aid to build Gaza without helping Hamas

AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 05:09 PM IST
  • The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas killed more than 250 people, mostly Palestinians, and caused widespread destruction in the impoverished coastal territory.
Last Tuesday, Samir al-Mansour watched in disbelief as his bookshop and publishing house he had poured his life into went up in smoke.(AFP)
Last Tuesday, Samir al-Mansour watched in disbelief as his bookshop and publishing house he had poured his life into went up in smoke.(AFP)

Gaza bookshop owner's dreams buried under the rubble

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 08:54 PM IST
  • For Gaza readers, the publishing house had printed around 1,000 copies of the works of local authors such as Ghareeb Askalani or Yusri al-Ghoul.
Dua Lipa blasts group that condemned her for Mideast stance(Instagram/dualipa)
Dua Lipa blasts group that condemned her for Mideast stance(Instagram/dualipa)

Dua Lipa calls out group that condemned her for stance on Mideast

AP | , New York
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 09:55 AM IST
  • Dua Lipa blasted an organisation that paid for a full page ad in an esteemed newspaper claiming the singer to be antisemitic for her support of Palestinians.
The damage has left large craters and piles of rubble across the coastal enclave, and deepened long-running concerns about living conditions in Gaza.(AFP)
The damage has left large craters and piles of rubble across the coastal enclave, and deepened long-running concerns about living conditions in Gaza.(AFP)

Israel says it has no 'timeframe' for an end to Gaza hostilities

Reuters | , Gaza/jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:55 PM IST
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made no mention of any halt to the fighting in public remarks at a briefing to foreign ambassadors to Israel, saying his country was engaged in "forceful deterrence" to prevent future conflict with Hamas.
After the strikes, rescue workers pulled the five-month-old from the arms of his dead mother early Saturday, one of his tiny legs fractured in three places. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem(REUTERS)
After the strikes, rescue workers pulled the five-month-old from the arms of his dead mother early Saturday, one of his tiny legs fractured in three places. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem(REUTERS)

'No one left but you': Bereaved Gaza father clutches wounded baby boy

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 01:57 PM IST
  • Mohammad al-Hadidi's other children -- Suhayb, 13, Yahya, 11, Abderrahman, 8, and Osama, 6 -- perished in the bombing along with their mother Maha Abu Hattab, 36.
A tower building housing AP, Al Jazeera offices as it collapses after Israeli missile strikes in Gaza city.(Reuters)
A tower building housing AP, Al Jazeera offices as it collapses after Israeli missile strikes in Gaza city.(Reuters)

US has received more information on Israel's bombing of Gaza high-rise: Blinken

Reuters | , Reykjavik
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 06:13 PM IST
A call from US President Joe Biden on Monday in support of a ceasefire appeared to go unheeded, even as cross-border fighting between Israel and Hamas appeared to abate slightly on Tuesday.
About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)
About 47,000 of the displaced people have sought shelter in 58 UN-run schools in Gaza. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)

UN agency says 52,000 displaced in Gaza, Amnesty wants war crimes investigation

Reuters | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 05:03 PM IST
  • The UN and its humanitarian partners are providing food and other assistance to displaced families when the security situation allows
Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(Reuters)
Streaks of light are seen as Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(Reuters)

Explained: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

AP | , Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • Earlier this year, the International Criminal Court launched an investigation into possible war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian militants during the last war, in 2014.
The satellite images of Pyongyang (R), North Korea's secretive capital, are of far better quality than that of Gaza City (L).(Google Earth)
The satellite images of Pyongyang (R), North Korea's secretive capital, are of far better quality than that of Gaza City (L).(Google Earth)

Israel-Palestine conflict: Why densely-populated Gaza blurry on Google Maps?

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kunal Gaurav | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 09:26 PM IST
  • The low-resolution satellite images of Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on Earth, on Google Maps makes it difficult to even identify the buildings in some cases.
Israelis take cover as a siren sounds a warning of incoming rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel.(AP)
Israelis take cover as a siren sounds a warning of incoming rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel.(AP)

Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander, Palestinians renew rocket barrage

Reuters | , Gaza / Tel Aviv
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 05:00 PM IST
At least three Palestinians were also killed by an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City on Monday, medics said, after a night of heavy Israeli air strikes.
A view shows a destroyed road following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City May 17, 2021.(Reuters)
A view shows a destroyed road following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City May 17, 2021.(Reuters)

Israel says Gaza tunnels destroyed in heavy airstrikes

AP | , Gaza City, Gaza Strip
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 03:08 PM IST
  • The Israeli military has launched hundreds of airstrikes that it says are targeting Hamas' militant infrastructure. Palestinian militants in Gaza have fired more than 3,100 rockets into Israel.
Rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza and their interception by Israeli Iron Dome system.
Rockets fired by Hamas from Gaza and their interception by Israeli Iron Dome system.

India opposes Hamas rocket action against Israel, supports Palestine

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 09:46 AM IST
The description of Israeli actions as retaliatory articulates the Indian position as victim of cross-border terrorism.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador T S Tirumurti, stressed that immediate de-escalation is the need of the hour.(Twitter / @ambtstirumurti)

India condemns all violence in Israel, Gaza; supports 'just Palestinian cause'

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 11:19 PM IST
  • The situation in the region has quickly deteriorated as the fresh spate of violence on Sunday killed 40 Palestinians, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the fresh violence on Sunday which killed 40 Palestinians, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out.(AFP)
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the fresh violence on Sunday which killed 40 Palestinians, the worst death toll since the unrest broke out.(AFP)

UN chief warns of 'uncontainable' crisis amid deadly Israel-Gaza violence

AFP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 08:30 PM IST
  • Israel launched its air offensive after Hamas, the Islamist militant movement that controls Gaza, began firing rockets in response to the Jewish state's moves in Jerusalem.
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)

Around 3,000 rockets fired towards Israel from Gaza, army claims

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 06:56 PM IST
  • Israeli army said that the number of rockets fired from Gaza surpassed the pace during an escalation in 2019 and during the 2006 war with Lebanon's Hezbollah.
People insect the the rubble of the Yazegi residential building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City.(AP)
People insect the the rubble of the Yazegi residential building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City.(AP)

Islamic nations hold emergency summit on Israel-Gaza attacks

AP | , Dubai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 05:10 PM IST
  • The Arab League and organizations like the Saudi-based OIC have maintained their view that the Palestinians should have their own independent state.
Rescuers carry a girl as they search for victims amid rubble at the site of Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City.(Reuters)
Rescuers carry a girl as they search for victims amid rubble at the site of Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City.(Reuters)

Israeli airstrikes kill 26 in Gaza City in deadliest single attack, say medics

AP | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav, Gaza City, Gaza Strip
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2021 02:36 PM IST
  • The Gaza Health Ministry said 10 women and eight children were among those killed, with another 50 people wounded in the attack.
An Israeli airstrike has hits the high-rise building that housed The Associated Press’ offices in Gaza City.(AP)
An Israeli airstrike has hits the high-rise building that housed The Associated Press’ offices in Gaza City.(AP)

World will know less about what is happening in Gaza, says Associated Press

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 08:06 PM IST
  • AP president and CEO Gary Pruitt expressed shock, saying the Israeli military has long known the location of "our bureau and knew journalists were there."
An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border, Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border, Saturday, May 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israeli military 'tricks' Hamas with vague media statement on Gaza offensive

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 02:08 PM IST
The vaguely worded statement set off frenzied speculation that Israel had launched a ground invasion of Gaza — a much-feared scenario that would mark a bloody escalation of this week’s operation against Hamas militants. Some reporters were even told outright the incursion had begun.
Palestinian men stand amidst debris near the al-Sharouk tower, which housed the bureau of the Al-Aqsa television channel in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, after it was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on May 13, 2021. (Mohammed Abed / AFP)
Palestinian men stand amidst debris near the al-Sharouk tower, which housed the bureau of the Al-Aqsa television channel in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, after it was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City, on May 13, 2021. (Mohammed Abed / AFP)

Shattered homes, dead relatives: Gaza residents ask, 'Where should we go?'

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 01:49 PM IST
While casualties mounted this week in the most severe outbreak of violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, Palestinians in the line of fire faced an all-too-familiar question: Where should we go?
Palestinian women wear plastic bags on their heads as a protection from teargas during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 1, 2018.(AP Photo)
Palestinian women wear plastic bags on their heads as a protection from teargas during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, June 1, 2018.(AP Photo)

Palestinian paramedic treating wounded protesters killed in Gaza, over 100 injured by Israeli fire

Associated Press, Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:46 PM IST
The health ministry said Razan Najjar, 21, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and over 100 people were injured, 40 of them by live fire.
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