The last two of six Palestinian terrorists who tunneled out of a maximum-security Israeli jail almost two weeks ago have been busted by Israeli troops on September 18. As per the officials, two members of the Islamic Jihad militant group were arrested from a residence in Jenin, a Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank. However, all six have either been convicted or are accused of deadly acts against Israelis.
In retaliation to Hama's combustible balloon attack in Israel, the Israeli army troops airstrikes in the Gaza region. Reportedly, the attack caused a bushfire near the Gaza strip resulting in huge chaos. The Israeli army said, "Overnight, IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas rocket manufacturing workshop, as well as a Hamas military compound in Khan Yunis." Besides, the Israel-Palestine issue is turning ugly with time.
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Blasts in Gaza echoed at around 1 AM, denoting that Israel launched its first strike since the coalition government emerged. According to the Hamas media, the strikes were targeted at Palestinian training camp in order to retaliate militants sending incendiary balloons to the South of Israel. So far no casualties have been reported. Besides, the truce between Israel and Palestine had been brokered and put into effect from May 21.
Palestinian foreign minister Dr Riad Malki has written to India's External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishnakar on Delhi’s stance at a UNHRC resolution. The resolution which demanded investigation into the Gaza violence was reportedly abstained by India and 13 other countries. Expressing concern over India's position at the special council, Dr Malki said, India was missing an opportunity to join the global community at a turning point.
Palestinians and the Israel Police were again engaged in an exchange of violence on May 21, just hours after Israel and Hamas agreed on Gaza ceasefire. Reportedly, the police were attacked by the Palestinians with stones and explosives while guarding a gate at the Al-Aqsa mosque. However, the security forces also responded with stun grenades. Notably, a similar incident in early May had caused the recently resolved 11-day Israel-Hamas war.… read-more
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Warring Israeli-Palestinian sides on May 18 reported zero casualties which gave a ray of hope of possibly pacifying situation in the contentious region since May 10. Reportedly, the fighting caused hundreds of civilian casualties including children. However, despite this, there seems to be no signs of a ceasefire between the two forces. Notably, world leaders have called for a ceasefire in what is one of the most deadliest conflicts.
India comes forward to oppose the "indiscriminate rocket firing" by Hamas on Israel. A statement by India's UN Permanent Representative carefully termed Israel's firing as retaliatory strikes and stated "we reiterate our strong condemnation of all acts of violence, provocation, incitement and destruction." Further, the statement called for an "immediate de-escalation" from both sides requesting "extreme restraint, desist from actions that… read-more
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In a dramatic escalation of Jerusalem’s violent clashes extending to May 11, Gaza authorities reported at least 20 casualties including nine children. The death toll increased after Israel launched an airstrike to counter Palestine's rocket attack by Islamist militant group ‘Hamas’ in Gaza. Hamas retaliated after its deadline to Israel to remove force expired. Reportedly, the escalation started with confrontations at the Al-Aqsa Mosque- most… read-more
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Nearly 178 Palestinians and six officers were injured in a clash between Israeli police and Palestinians on May 7 at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. The police used rubber bullets, water cannons and grenades to contain the Palestinian youths. The incident happened in the wee hours during Ramadan season after the evening prayers. While both warring groups blamed each other, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asked UNSC to address the issue.
Human Rights Watch has accused the Israeli government of persecuting Palestinians and blamed them for pursuing apartheid-driven policies. The 213-page report criticized Israel's forceful operation on Palestinian-owned territory by laying excessive 'control over demographics.' While Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stood by the report, the Israel Foreign Ministry termed it ‘preposterous and false.' Earlier, International Criminal Court (ICC… read-more
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