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JERUSALEM | Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

JERUSALEM — Israel placed new restrictions on 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 Sunday … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into 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 | Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state

JERUSALEM — An Israeli parliamentary committee deliberated Monday on the final draft of a contentious legislation that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The government says the bill will merely enshrine into law the country’s existing character. But critics say it excludes the country’s Arab minority, which makes up about 20 … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state

JERUSALEM | Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

JERUSALEM — New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that Iran failed to abide by its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. The information reported Sunday shed more light on the daring Mossad … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military has lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border area, indicating it’s accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire to end an intense, 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants. The military had shut down a popular beach and placed limitations on gatherings of large crowds. But it said on Sunday that summer camps … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

JERUSALEM | Israel exchange intense fire Hamas militants in Gaza and

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel exchange intense fire Hamas militants in Gaza and

JERUSALEM | Israel launches widest Gaza daytime assault since 2014 war

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, threatening to spark a wider conflagration after weeks of tensions along the volatile border. No casualties or major damage was reported on either side, and Israel said … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel launches widest Gaza daytime assault since 2014 war

JERUSALEM  | Violence flares as Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military struck several militant sites in Gaza early Saturday in response to renewed violence along the border, after which Hamas militants fired more than 30 rockets and mortars toward Israel. There were no reports of casualties on either side but the exchange threatened to spark a further conflagration after weeks of … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Violence flares as Israel strikes Gaza, Hamas fires rockets