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'Complete' Roman-era cemetery discovered in Gaza Strip

A 2,000-year-old Roman cemetery and necropolis containing up to 80 tombs was unearthed during housing construction in the northern Gaza Strip.

The discovery of Roman graves in Gaza attest to the region's rich archaeological heritage. (Mohammed Talatene/picture alliance/dpa)
The discovery of Roman graves in Gaza attest to the region's rich archaeological heritage. (Mohammed Talatene/picture alliance/dpa)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 11:01 AM IST
By, Delhi

Fire at Gaza home kills 21, including 7 children: Report

Hamas Islamists, who control the Israeli-blockaded Palestinian enclave, said firefighters had managed to contain the blaze in Jabalia that left charred walls and mounds of black soot before being put out.

Palestinian firefighters extinguish a fire which broke out in one of the apartments in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza strip, on November 17, 2022..(AFP)
Palestinian firefighters extinguish a fire which broke out in one of the apartments in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza strip, on November 17, 2022..(AFP)
Published on Nov 18, 2022 04:03 AM IST
AFP |

There is an ice cream supply crisis in Gaza. Why?

Amid intense summer heat, despite increased demand for ice cream, shopkeepers are unable to sell them due to lengthy power cuts in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian girl eats ice cream in Kathem ice cream shop, as heat and lengthy power cuts melt ice cream shops' profits, in Gaza City.(REUTERS)
Palestinian girl eats ice cream in Kathem ice cream shop, as heat and lengthy power cuts melt ice cream shops' profits, in Gaza City.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 28, 2022 04:52 PM IST
Reuters |

Israel re-opens Gaza crossings as truce with Palestinians holds

The opening of the border crossings allowed fuel trucks in to supply Gaza's only power plant and increase the availability of electricity, which was down to around eight hours a day.

Palestinians buy fresh produce from street stalls in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip, as a truce with Israel holds following three days of conflict. (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP)
Palestinians buy fresh produce from street stalls in Rafah town in the southern Gaza Strip, as a truce with Israel holds following three days of conflict. (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP)
Published on Aug 09, 2022 06:18 AM IST
Reuters | , Gaza/jerusalem

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Monday over Gaza fighting

China, which holds the presidency of the Security Council in August, announced the emergency meeting on Saturday, with Ambassador Zhang Jun expressing his concern over Gaza's worst fighting since an 11-day war last year.

The Security Council's consultations will take place on Monday afternoon in New York.(AP)
The Security Council's consultations will take place on Monday afternoon in New York.(AP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 09:50 PM IST
AFP |

Biden welcomes Gaza ceasefire after days of violence, 44 deaths| Top points

A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants took effect on late Sunday - 11:30 pm IST.

United States President Joe Biden. (AP file photo)
United States President Joe Biden. (AP file photo)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 09:01 AM IST
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Israel and Palestinian militants declare Gaza truce

Gaza officials said 44 Palestinians, almost half of them civilians and including children, had so far been killed. The rockets have threatened much of southern Israel and sent residents in cities including Tel Aviv and Ashkelon to shelters.

This picture taken from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon shows Palestinian rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on August 7, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP)
This picture taken from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon shows Palestinian rockets fired from the Gaza Strip on August 7, 2022. (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP)
Published on Aug 08, 2022 05:37 AM IST
Reuters | , Gaza/jerusalem

Explained: What is driving the current Israel-Gaza violence

Israeli airstrikes on Saturday killed 11 people, including a senior commander from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed militant group, who was slain in a targeted attack.

An Israeli Iron Dome air defence system launches a missile to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, on the outskirts of the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
An Israeli Iron Dome air defence system launches a missile to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, on the outskirts of the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 03:55 PM IST
AP |

Israel, Gaza militants trade fire as death toll climbs to 24

The fighting began with Israel's killing of a senior commander of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group in a wave of strikes Friday that Israel said were meant to prevent an imminent attack.

Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes on residential building in Gaza, Saturday, August 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Smoke rises after Israeli airstrikes on residential building in Gaza, Saturday, August 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 05:09 AM IST
PTI | , Gaza City

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack amid rising tensions in Jerusalem

Warning sirens sounded in southern Israel Monday night after the rocket was fired from the enclave controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, the first such incident since early January.

Flames and smoke rise during Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.(AFP)
Flames and smoke rise during Israeli airstrikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.(AFP)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 06:55 AM IST
AFP |

Palestinians clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site, 152 injured

Most of the Palestinian injuries were incurred from rubber bullets, stun grenades and beatings with police batons, the Palestine Red Crescent said, at the most sensitive site in the generations-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestinians chant slogans and wave Hamas flags during a protest against Israel, in front of the Dome of the Rock shrine at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City.(AP)
Palestinians chant slogans and wave Hamas flags during a protest against Israel, in front of the Dome of the Rock shrine at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City.(AP)
Published on Apr 16, 2022 03:42 AM IST
Reuters |

After Iron Dome, Israel plans 'laser wall' to intercept missiles: What is it?

The Iron Dome system was made operational in Jerusalem in 2011. It uses a radar-based technology which detects an incoming missile and takes counter action. But, Israel PM Naftali Bennett said it is proving costly. The ‘laser wall’ seeks to reduce the cost along with enhancing the defence system.

The Iron Dome air defense system launches a missile to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel.(AP File Photo)
The Iron Dome air defense system launches a missile to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel.(AP File Photo)
Published on Feb 02, 2022 12:48 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Roman-era tomb unearthed in Gaza City, archaeologist suggest site was a cemetery

An independent archaeologist in Gaza said photos suggest the site was a cemetery dating back to the late Roman era to early Byzantine period 1,600 years ago. “They indicate that a Roman temple or a Byzantine church are nearby,” said the expert

A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
A general view shows the construction site where an ancient cemetery reportedly dating back to the Roman-era was unearthed, in Gaza City  (Photo by Mahmud HAMS / AFP)
Updated on Feb 01, 2022 12:01 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gaza City, Gaza Strip

Rockets fired from Gaza land off central Israel's coast

Witnesses in Gaza woke up to the sound of outgoing missiles around 7 am, with pictures showing white smoke at the launching area.

Apart from a single incident in September, there has been no cross-border rocket fire since a cease-fire ended an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in May.
Apart from a single incident in September, there has been no cross-border rocket fire since a cease-fire ended an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in May.
Published on Jan 01, 2022 01:21 PM IST
AP | , Jerusalem

Louis Vuitton blasted for ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours

‘Profiting off the oppressed people of Palestine is beyond disgraceful’: Twitterati call out French fashion brand Louis Vuitton's 'audacity' for cultural appropriation as it releases new keffiyeh stole worth $700 with alleged Israel flag colours, design and patterns

Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)
Louis Vuitton’s ‘disgraceful’ keffiyeh with Israel flag colours draws flak for cultural appropriation(Photo by Melanie Pongratz on Unsplash/Twitter@aiyaserendipity)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 02:18 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

Israel, Egypt hold talks over a 'permanent ceasefire' in Gaza

He later called for efforts "to prevent strengthening extremist elements that threaten regional stability, and to ensure the return home of the missing persons and prisoners held by Hamas."

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)
Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry (R) meets with Israel's Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (2nd-L) and his accompanying delegation at Tahrir Palace in the centre of the capital Cairo. (AFP)
Published on May 30, 2021 10:50 PM IST
AFP | , Cairo

Joe Biden vows to help 'rebuild' Gaza, insists on two-state solution

Biden also said he had told the Israelis to stop "intercommunal fighting" in the flashpoint city of Jerusalem.

US President Joe Biden.(Reuters)
US President Joe Biden.(Reuters)
Published on May 22, 2021 05:43 AM IST
AFP |

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

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.

Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)
Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.(AP)
Published on May 16, 2021 06:56 PM IST
AFP |

Biden expresses 'grave concern' to Netanyahu, over violence in Israel

Biden expressed his "strong support" for Israel's right to defend itself against rocket attacks by "Hamas and other terrorist groups," in his call with Netanyahu, while also emphasizing his clear concern over the deadly flare-up and casualties on both sides.

US President Joe Biden, in his first call with Abbas since taking office, also
US President Joe Biden, in his first call with Abbas since taking office, also "stressed the need for Hamas to cease firing rockets into Israel." (Reuters)
Published on May 16, 2021 10:40 AM IST
AFP |

Gaza boils as Hamas, Israel clash

Air raid sirens go off as rockets launched from Gaza Strip target Tel Aviv.

A car is seen ablaze after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
A car is seen ablaze after a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip landed in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon.(AFP)
Published on May 12, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Agencies | , Gaza/jerusalem

Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness

Eight women with hearing loss in Gaza make short films using stop motion animation to raise awareness about their condition by designing characters, drawing images on paper, shooting with their cellphone cameras and coworkers without hearing loss adding the voices

Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)
Gaza women with hearing loss make animated short films to raise awareness(Twitter/suhaibpix)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 04:32 PM IST
Reuters |
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