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Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla addresses a UNSC meeting.(File photo)

At UNSC meet, Shringla talks of ceasefire fragility, escalation in Gaza strip

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 30, 2021 10:30 PM IST
Addressing the meeting, Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla called on all parties to the conflict to refrain from acts that could exacerbate tensions and worsen the security situation.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in London, United Kingdom. (Reuters / Representational Image)
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators attend a protest following a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in London, United Kingdom. (Reuters / Representational Image)

At UN, India bats for 'independent, democratic' state of Palestine

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 06:21 AM IST
India's comments come in the backdrop of recent escalations in the conflict between Israel and Palestine after a series of missile strikes from the Israel Defence Forces earmarked civilian settlements in the Gaza Strip, violating a ceasefire arrangement on June 16 that was in place since May 21.
Protesters hold Palestinian flags in Paris. (AP Photo)
Protesters hold Palestinian flags in Paris. (AP Photo)

France concerned about 'risk of apartheid' in Israel

AFP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 09:43 PM IST
  • Le Drian is one of the first senior French officials to use the term "apartheid" in reference to Israel, which has angrily denied any policy of racial discrimination.
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.
Smoke rises during an Israeli airstrike, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City.(Reuters)
Smoke rises during an Israeli airstrike, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City.(Reuters)

Israel destroys Gaza tower housing AP and Al Jazeera offices

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 06:08 PM IST
The owner of the building had been warned in advance of an impending Israeli missile strike and the building had been evacuated.
Israel's response has seen it hit nearly 800 targets, including a massive assault Friday on a Hamas tunnel network dug under civilian areas.(AP)
Israel's response has seen it hit nearly 800 targets, including a massive assault Friday on a Hamas tunnel network dug under civilian areas.(AP)

126 dead, 950 injured in Gaza as Israel continues air strike

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 10:02 AM IST
Despite intensifying diplomatic efforts to ease five days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, Israel's air force struck several sites in the strip overnight, while rockets again tore towards the Jewish state.
Rockets are launched from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, towards Israel early on May 15, 2021.(AFP)
Rockets are launched from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, towards Israel early on May 15, 2021.(AFP)

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Gaza Strip
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip continued into early Saturday, when an airstrike on a house in Gaza City killed at least seven Palestinians — the highest number of fatalities in a single hit.
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?
A pro-Palestinian demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they drive past by the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey May 12, 2021. (Dilara Senkaya / REUTERS)
A pro-Palestinian demonstrator holds a flag with an image of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan as they drive past by the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey May 12, 2021. (Dilara Senkaya / REUTERS)

'Take a clear stance': Turkey rallies Muslim nations over Israel-Hamas conflict

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 11:22 AM IST
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Israel was a "terror state" after the country's police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades at Palestinian protesters at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.
US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. (File Photo / REUTERS)
US president Joe Biden called for calm in the Israel-Palestine conflict as the death toll soared in Gaza Strip, but said that the Jewish state had a right to defend itself. (File Photo / REUTERS)

'Israel has a right to defend itself', says Biden as Gaza violence escalates

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 09:24 AM IST
US president Joe Biden said, "Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory.” Meanwhile, violence escalated in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as relentless Israeli air raids and Palestinian rocket barrages continued killing innocents.
Soumya Santosh was on a video call with her family members when the strike took place.
Soumya Santosh was on a video call with her family members when the strike took place.

'Heart goes out to 9-yr-old son,' Israel's India envoy speaks to Soumya's family

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST
The attack reminds him of little Moshe, who lost his parents in 26/11 Mumbai attack, Ron Malka wrote.
Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes, including two that targeted high-rise buildings where militants were believed to be hiding.(AFP)
Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes, including two that targeted high-rise buildings where militants were believed to be hiding.(AFP)

Israel hits Gaza with airstrikes as Netanyahu vows to step up attacks on Hamas

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 07:52 PM IST
  • Since sundown Monday, 26 Palestinians — including nine children and a woman— were killed in Gaza, most by airstrikes, Gaza health officials said.
The current violence, like previous rounds, was fueled by conflicting claims over Jerusalem, home to major holy sites of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)
The current violence, like previous rounds, was fueled by conflicting claims over Jerusalem, home to major holy sites of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)(AP)

Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas

AP | , Gaza Strip
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 12:23 PM IST
  • Since sundown Monday when the cross-border fighting erupted, 24 Palestinians - including nine children - were killed in Gaza, most by airstrikes
According to the IDF, no Israeli casualties have been reported so far.(AFP (Representative Image))
According to the IDF, no Israeli casualties have been reported so far.(AFP (Representative Image))

3 rockets launched from Gaza Strip toward southern Israel: Israel defense forces

ANI | , Jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 12:20 PM IST
The Israeli forces attacked Hamas targets in response to the Sunday rocket launches from Gaza.
A Palestinian health worker holds a vial of Covid-19 vaccine at the Palestine Red Crescent hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus, on February 4, 2021. (AFP)
A Palestinian health worker holds a vial of Covid-19 vaccine at the Palestine Red Crescent hospital in the West Bank city of Nablus, on February 4, 2021. (AFP)

Committed to providing equal access to vaccines to Palestinians: India at UNSC

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Nagaraj Naidu also said that India has been helping the war torn region with healthcare equipment, medicines as well as Covid-19 vaccines from the beginning of the pandemic.
Youssef Abu Amira practices Karate in a club in Gaza.(REUTERS)
Youssef Abu Amira practices Karate in a club in Gaza.(REUTERS)

‘Nothing is impossible’: Differently abled Gaza man conquers karate

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 09:16 AM IST
The man in question, Youssef Abu Amira, is a resident of Gaza's Beach refugee camp.
Palestinians assess damage caused to a mosque by an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on December 26, 2020.(AFP)
Palestinians assess damage caused to a mosque by an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on December 26, 2020.(AFP)

Hamas says ‘barbaric’ Israeli strike damaged children’s hospital

Gaza City | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The Israeli army said it struck three Hamas targets, including a rocket manufacturing site, underground infrastructure and a military post, after two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip.
Hamas, a Palestinian Sunni militant organization in control of the Gaza Strip, has been locked in a protracted on-and-off conflict with Israel, which still refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity.(AP file photo. Representative image)
Hamas, a Palestinian Sunni militant organization in control of the Gaza Strip, has been locked in a protracted on-and-off conflict with Israel, which still refuses to recognize Palestine as an independent political and diplomatic entity.(AP file photo. Representative image)

Israeli Air Force strikes Hamas facilities in Gaza Strip

Tel Aviv | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:55 AM IST
On late Friday, air raid sirens sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon and the areas near the border with the Gaza Strip. According to the IDF, two rockets have been fired from the exclave and both of them have been intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defence system.
Flames are seen following an Israeli air strike in the town of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, early on October 23, 2020.(AFP)
Flames are seen following an Israeli air strike in the town of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, early on October 23, 2020.(AFP)

Israel launches airstrike on Gaza after Palestinian militants fire rockets

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 01:27 PM IST
The military said fighter jets and other aircraft struck a weapons manufacturing site and “underground infrastructure” belonging to the Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules Gaza.
Palestinian demonstrators wave the green flag of the Hamas movement, carry pictures of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as well as banners with slogans against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations, during a rally in the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia.(AFP)
Palestinian demonstrators wave the green flag of the Hamas movement, carry pictures of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan as well as banners with slogans against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations, during a rally in the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia.(AFP)

Hamas announces deal to end Gaza-Israel escalation

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Israel has bombed Gaza almost daily since August 6, in response to airborne incendiary devices and, less frequently, rockets launched across the border.
In recent days, authorities have detected 80 cases of local transmission and two people have died from Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.(AP Photo)
In recent days, authorities have detected 80 cases of local transmission and two people have died from Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.(AP Photo)

Coronavirus lockdown brings new misery to long-suffering Gaza Strip

Gaza City | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Then the coronavirus found its way into the impoverished Palestinian territory, just as Israel was tightening its blockade in a standoff with Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, and a strict lockdown has confined everyone to their homes.
Members of Israeli security forces stand guard as Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint.(REUTERS/Representative Image)
Members of Israeli security forces stand guard as Palestinian labourers gather near an Israeli checkpoint.(REUTERS/Representative Image)

Israeli forces shoot, wound deaf Palestinian at checkpoint

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2020 05:44 AM IST
The incident comes less than three months after Israeli police shot and killed a 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism.
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is seen during preparatory meeting for the GCC, Arab and Islamic summits in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)
UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash is seen during preparatory meeting for the GCC, Arab and Islamic summits in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.(REUTERS)

UAE says pact not about confronting Iran, rejects Erdogan threat

By Bloomberg | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 02:28 PM IST
While the Trump administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have sought to frame the agreement as part of their attempt to confront and further isolate Iran, Gargash signaled that the UAE isn’t looking to provoke its near neighbor.
Israeli fire services in the south of the country reported 60 fires caused by balloons on Tuesday, and 24 on Wednesday, without recording any casualties.(AP Photo)
Israeli fire services in the south of the country reported 60 fires caused by balloons on Tuesday, and 24 on Wednesday, without recording any casualties.(AP Photo)

Israel launches fresh strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza Strip

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The latest round of hostilities has seen firebombs attached to bunches of balloons floating into Israel, setting scrubland ablaze. Sometimes kites are used in the makeshift attacks.
The fighting erupted Sunday after Israel killed an Islamic Jihad militant it said was laying explosives along the border.(AP)
The fighting erupted Sunday after Israel killed an Islamic Jihad militant it said was laying explosives along the border.(AP)

Israel fighting to stop as Islamic Jihad announces end of cease-fire

JERUSALEM | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Gaza’s Hamas rulers with a “war” if the new round of rocket fire continued, ramping up his rhetoric amid the final stretch of his campaign.
Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he’d conveyed a message to Hamas that if it did not stop Gaza militants behind the attacks, Israel would target Hamas directly.(AP)
Speaking to Israel’s Army Radio, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he’d conveyed a message to Hamas that if it did not stop Gaza militants behind the attacks, Israel would target Hamas directly.(AP)

Palestinians fire rockets at Israel; PM Benjamin Netanyahu threatens war

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 05:58 PM IST
There was no word of casualties, but the second day of violence threatened to unleash a new round of hostilities just a week before Israel heads to elections.
A spokesman for the Israeli fire service said incendiary balloons from Gaza caused seven fires on Tuesday alone.(AP/Representative Image)
A spokesman for the Israeli fire service said incendiary balloons from Gaza caused seven fires on Tuesday alone.(AP/Representative Image)

Israel warplanes strike Gaza bunkers, first since early May

Jerusalem, Israel | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 11:38 AM IST
Israeli aircraft targeted “underground infrastructure” at the base in the southern Gaza Strip, it said in a statement.
When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, her parents never came.(Twitter/Humans of Palestine)
When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, her parents never came.(Twitter/Humans of Palestine)

Palestinian girl dies lonely death as Israel officials deny parents escort pass

Jerusalem, Palestine | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 02:24 PM IST
Instead of a family member, Israeli authorities had approved a stranger to escort Aisha from the blockaded Gaza Strip to the east Jerusalem hospital.
Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Saturday, May 4, 2019.(AP photo)
Smoke rises from an explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Saturday, May 4, 2019.(AP photo)

Gaza militants fire 100 rockets into Israel

Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The outbreak of fighting came as leaders from Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, and the smaller armed faction Islamic Jihad were in Egypt for talks with mediators aimed at restoring a fraying cease-fire.
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