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Shelling, airstrikes intensify at Gaza border

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/12/18, 12:52 pm

UPDATE: Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and mortar shells at Israel on Monday while Israeli warplanes bombarded targets throughout the Gaza Strip. The fighting appeared to be the most intense in the area since 2014. Palestinian officials said at least three people, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire and nine were wounded. In Israel, the national rescue service said at least seven people were wounded, including a 19-year-old man who was in critical condition.

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Clashes resume between Israel and Gaza

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/09/18, 11:59 am

At least four people reportedly have died in clashes between Israeli warplanes and Palestinian militants that resumed overnight and continued into Thursday in the Gaza Strip. Israeli warplanes hit targets in the Gaza Strip, while Palestinians fired rockets into Israel. The Gaza Health Ministry reported the death of a Palestinian woman who was pregnant, her 1-year-old daughter, and a Hamas militant. Israeli authorities said at least seven people were injured in rocket attacks on their country.

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UN condemns Israel, ignores Hamas

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/14/18, 10:24 am

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and rejecting a U.S. demand to condemn the Palestinian militant group Hamas for its role in the conflict. In response to near-weekly protests since March 30 along the Israel-Gaza border, Israeli gunfire has killed more than 120 Palestinians and wounded more than 3,800. Israel insists it is protecting its border. Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon told the UN assembly that Hamas was conducting “a violent assault on Israel” and aimed to seize its main cities of Haifa, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.

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