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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry said. The ministry added that at least another 140 Palestinians were wounded by live bullets. It said that four of those … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

JERUSALEM | Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests

JERUSALEM— Israel announced new restrictions on Gaza Saturday, weeks after the territory’s Hamas rulers stepped up protests along the enclave’s land and sea borders with Israel. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ordered the permissible zone for Gaza fishermen to be scaled down from nine to six nautical miles and threatened “additional steps if the violent … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel places new restrictions on Gaza after protests

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire wounds dozens in Gaza as thousands protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s Health Ministry says 26 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire during a mass protest on the border with Israel. Thousands gathered Monday on the beach along the border fence separating the Gaza Strip and Israel to demonstrate against Egypt and Israel’s blockade. The Israeli military says protesters burned tires … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Israeli fire wounds dozens in Gaza as thousands protest

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