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TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

TEL AVIV, Israel  — Members of Israel’s Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state’s non-Jewish citizens. The rally Saturday night marks further fallout from the explosive Nation-State law that the government says enshrines the state’s Jewish character but which critics say … Continue reading TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

JERUSALEM— The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel’s military says its forces have struck a Hamas position in Gaza after Palestinians rallying at the Gaza border threw a grenade and explosive devices at troops stationed there. The violence came as Gaza’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

JERUSALEM  — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a “terrorist squad” fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and later died of his wounds. He was the first Israeli military … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

JERUSALEM  | Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas

JERUSALEM  — Israel shut down its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday but … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israel shuts down cargo crossing into Gaza to punish Hamas

JERUSALEM  | Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

JERUSALEM  — Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said. The Palestinian fire came hours after the Israeli military said it struck Hamas infrastructure in response to “arson balloons” launched from Gaza into Israel. Israel has been battling … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, Israel  | Israel expects large turnout for Friday protest in Gaza

KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, Israel  — The Israeli military is expecting a large turnout for a protest at the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip and is warning residents to stay far away. Over 115 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire during near-weekly demonstrations that began March 30. The Hamas-led demonstrations have been fueled by … Continue reading KIBBUTZ NAHAL OZ, Israel  | Israel expects large turnout for Friday protest in Gaza

JERUSALEM  | Israeli jets bomb Gaza after mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM  — Israeli jets bombed Gaza hours after militants from the territory on Tuesday fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt and that most of the mortar shells were … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israeli jets bomb Gaza after mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM  | Israeli military: More than 25 mortar shells fired from Gaza

JERUSALEM —Gaza militants fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel Tuesday, the Israeli military said, in what appeared to be the largest single barrage fired since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. No one was hurt and the military said most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system, … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israeli military: More than 25 mortar shells fired from Gaza