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Israeli media reported that four fires caused by incendiary balloons broke out Friday afternoon in areas close to the Gaza Strip.(AP)

Israel military strikes Hamas after launch of fire balloons

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2021 03:04 PM IST
The Israeli military struck what it said was a Hamas military compound and a rocket launching site after four incendiary balloons were launched into Israel.
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.
Biden's first extended foreign policy crisis — one he handled largely by avoiding the cameras and manoeuvring instead behind the scenes — had abated. (AP)(AP)
Biden's first extended foreign policy crisis — one he handled largely by avoiding the cameras and manoeuvring instead behind the scenes — had abated. (AP)(AP)

Hour-by-hour: Joe Biden's behind-the-scenes manoeuvring for cease-fire

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 11:43 AM IST
  • White House officials have pointed to some grim evidence to argue that Biden's attempts at behind-the-scenes diplomacy worked: The latest Israel-Hamas war was shorter and less blood was spilled than in some of the other recent major outbreaks of violence in the region.
The fighting meant many Palestinians in Gaza could not mark the Eid al-Fitr festival at Ramadan's conclusion. On Friday, throughout Gaza, postponed Eid al-Fitr meals were held instead. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)(AFP)
The fighting meant many Palestinians in Gaza could not mark the Eid al-Fitr festival at Ramadan's conclusion. On Friday, throughout Gaza, postponed Eid al-Fitr meals were held instead. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)(AFP)

Israel-Hamas truce takes hold, Palestinians celebrate

Reuters | , Gaza/jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2021 10:18 AM IST
  • Palestinians, many of whom had spent 11 days huddled in fear of Israeli shelling, poured into Gaza's streets. Mosque loud-speakers feted "the victory of the resistance achieved over the Occupation (Israel)."
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)

Gaza boils as Hamas, Israel clash

Agencies | , Gaza/jerusalem
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Air raid sirens go off as rockets launched from Gaza Strip target Tel Aviv.
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.
Gaza is home to more than 2 million Palestinians, many of whom live in close confines, and has yet to receive any vaccines.(REUTERS)
Gaza is home to more than 2 million Palestinians, many of whom live in close confines, and has yet to receive any vaccines.(REUTERS)

After delay, Israel allows vaccines into Hamas-run Gaza

AP | , Gaza
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 05:03 PM IST
Palestinian Health Minister Mai Alkaila said in a statement that the PA sent 2,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which would go to front-line medical workers.
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.
Yehya Al-Sinwar, a former head of Hamas’s security apparatus, became the movement’s Gaza leader in 2017(REUTERS)
Yehya Al-Sinwar, a former head of Hamas’s security apparatus, became the movement’s Gaza leader in 2017(REUTERS)

Hamas Gaza chief tests positive for Covid-19, spokesman says

Gaza | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Gaza has logged nearly 21,000 coronavirus cases and 111 deaths, mostly since August, amid concern of a wider outbreak in the densely populated enclave of 2 million people.
Lightnings strike over Gaza City .(Reuters)
Lightnings strike over Gaza City .(Reuters)

Israeli military strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after rockets

Jerusalem | By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 01:45 PM IST
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars and several smaller skirmishes since 2007. In a statement, the Israeli military said fighter jets, attack helicopters, and tanks hit Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts after two rockets were launched from Palestine.
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.
A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)
A 20-feet long and three-to-four-feet wide tunnel has been found in the Indian territory near the International Border in the Basantar area of Samba.(HT Photo)

BSF detects trans-border tunnel in J&K’s Samba sector

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:26 PM IST
The tunnel extends 50 metres into the Indian territory, a search operation is underway
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.
The airstrikes came after a barrage of rockets late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. The situation was calm on Friday.(Reuters photo)
The airstrikes came after a barrage of rockets late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties on either side. The situation was calm on Friday.(Reuters photo)

Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Gaza City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 07:23 PM IST
The Palestinian territory’s Hamas rulers, who kept to the sidelines of this week’s fighting, cancelled the weekly protests they organize along the perimeter fence without explanation — apparently in an effort to preserve the calm.
The army had earlier said air raid sirens had sounded in southern Israel.(AP/representational image)
The army had earlier said air raid sirens had sounded in southern Israel.(AP/representational image)

Israeli army says intercepts 7 rockets fired from Gaza

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:33 AM IST
It was the second consecutive evening that the army reported rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, which is run by the Islamist group Hamas.
India has also always played a proactive role in garnering support for the Palestinian cause in multilateral fora.(HT Photo)
India has also always played a proactive role in garnering support for the Palestinian cause in multilateral fora.(HT Photo)

Thank you PM Modi, tweets Netanyahu on India’s rare vote for Israel at UN

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 03:42 PM IST
India had then explained to the Palestinian Authority the reasons for its stand and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas had “accepted and understood” why New Delhi abstained then.
The Trump administration on Monday designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.(AFP File Photo)
The Trump administration on Monday designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.(AFP File Photo)

In a first, US designates Iran’s IRGC foreign terrorist organization

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2019 11:47 PM IST
The United States designated Iran a state sponsor of terrorism in 1984 and has accused it of supporting Hizballah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Kata’ib Hizballah, al-Ashtar Brigades. On Monday, Washington said Iran “employs terrorism as a central tool of its statecraft and uses the IRGC to direct and carry out its global terrorist campaign”.
Palestinians inspect their house that was damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in Gaza City on March 26.(REUTERS)
Palestinians inspect their house that was damaged in a nearby Israeli air strike in Gaza City on March 26.(REUTERS)

Israel hits targets across Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2019 11:50 AM IST
An Israeli police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel on March 25.(AP Photo)
An Israeli police officer inspects the damage to a house hit by a rocket in Mishmeret, central Israel on March 25.(AP Photo)

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

Kfar Saba | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2019 02:50 PM IST
The sounds of air raid sirens jolted residents of the Sharon area, northeast of Tel Aviv, from their sleep shortly after 5 a.m., sending them scurrying to bomb shelters. A strong sound of an explosion followed.
The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement.(HT File Photo)
The UN General Assembly will vote Thursday on a US-drafted resolution that would condemn the Palestinian Hamas movement.(HT File Photo)

United Nations to vote Thursday on US measure condemning Hamas

United Nations | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2018 11:38 AM IST
The United States won crucial backing from the European Union for the draft resolution that condemns the firing by Hamas of rockets into Israel and demands an end to the violence.
A Palestinian man walks past vehicles upon arrival at Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip.(Reuters File Photo)
A Palestinian man walks past vehicles upon arrival at Erez crossing between Israel and northern Gaza Strip.(Reuters File Photo)

Israel closes its only crossing for people with Gaza after clashes erupt

Agence France-Presse, Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 19, 2018 02:40 PM IST
Border protests and clashes on Friday left two Palestinians dead by Israeli gunfire
Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.(AP File Photo)
Palestinians inspect the damaged building of Said al-Mis'hal cultural center after it was hit bombed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.(AP File Photo)

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

Jerusalem | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2018 05:43 PM IST
Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave
Mourners gather around the body of Palestinian boy Majdi al-Satari, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2018.(REUTERS)
Mourners gather around the body of Palestinian boy Majdi al-Satari, who was killed by Israeli troops during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, during his funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 28, 2018.(REUTERS)

Funerals held for 11-year-old Gaza boy, 2 others killed by Israel army

Gaza City | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2018 09:13 PM IST
More than 140 Palestinians, most of them unarmed, have been killed and several thousand wounded by Israeli fire in border protests led by Gaza’s Islamic militant Hamas rulers since March
Protesters try to move part of the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza on Friday. Israel targeted Hamas positions in Gaza, killing four Palestinians on Friday in a series of air strikes after gunmen shot at soldiers near the border, officials said.(AP Photo)
Protesters try to move part of the fence of the Gaza Strip border with Israel, during a protest east of Khan Younis, southern Gaza on Friday. Israel targeted Hamas positions in Gaza, killing four Palestinians on Friday in a series of air strikes after gunmen shot at soldiers near the border, officials said.(AP Photo)

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Jerusalem | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 07:33 PM IST
Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed to the second such cease-fire in a week under heavy Egyptian and international pressure.
A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip on July 20 after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas reporting several members of its military wing killed in the latest flare-up in months of tensions.(AFP)
A picture taken on July 20, 2018 shows a fireball exploding in Gaza City during Israeli bombardment. Israeli aircraft and tanks hit targets across the Gaza Strip on July 20 after shots were fired at troops on the border, the army said, with Hamas reporting several members of its military wing killed in the latest flare-up in months of tensions.(AFP)

UN warns of war as deadly Israeli strikes pound Gaza

Gaza City | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:34 AM IST
Fireballs exploded into the sky over the Palestinian enclave and Israel reported projectiles had been fired back at its territory, prompting the UN to urge all sides to step “back from the brink” after months of tensions
Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza City June 18, 2018.(Reuters Photo)
Relatives of a Palestinian, who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border, react at a hospital in Gaza City June 18, 2018.(Reuters Photo)

Palestinian killed in Gaza border fence blast: Israeli army

Reuters, Gaza | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 06:30 PM IST
The 24-year-old man’s death in northern Gaza followed a more than two-month surge in tensions along the frontier, where Israeli troops have killed at least 125 Palestinians during sometimes violent mass demonstrations.
A Palestinian paramedic mourns over the death of her colleague Razan al-Najjar at the morgue in Khan Yunis hospital in the southern Gaza Strip on June 1, 2018. Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer for the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence on June 1.(AFP Photo)
A Palestinian paramedic mourns over the death of her colleague Razan al-Najjar at the morgue in Khan Yunis hospital in the southern Gaza Strip on June 1, 2018. Razan al-Najjar, a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer for the Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza, was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence on June 1.(AFP Photo)

Protests resume after Palestinian paramedic’s Gaza funeral

Associated Press, Khuzaa, Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 10:46 AM IST
Razan Najjar, a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic, was shot as she tried to help evacuate wounded near Israel’s perimeter fence with Gaza.
Flames of rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over Gaza Strip toward Israeli lands on May 30, 2018.(AP)
Flames of rockets fired by Palestinian militants are seen over Gaza Strip toward Israeli lands on May 30, 2018.(AP)

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel after flare-up

Associated Press, Gaza City, Gaza Strip | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 01:09 PM IST
An official said militant groups in Gaza will commit to the cease-fire as long as Israel does.
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