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Israeli official quits in protest of cease-fire

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/14/18, 10:44 am

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned Wednesday over the recent cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza, calling it a “surrender to terrorism.” The Egyptian-brokered cease-fire late Tuesday ended clashes that began Sunday night when undercover Israeli forces entered the Gaza Strip. Palestinian militants fired 460 rockets and mortars into Israel, while Israeli airstrikes hit 160 targets in Gaza. More than a dozen Palestinians and two Israelis have died in the fighting.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tsafrir Abayov

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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Associated Press/Photo by Khalil Hamra

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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