Israel's Netanyahu again quits rally as rocket alert sounds
Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short a rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday evening as he campaigned for his party's primaries the following day
Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of 'unconditional love'
Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all
Gaza under alert after bombings kill three police officers
Hamas said Wednesday that two overnight bombings killed three Palestinian police officers in the Gaza Strip in what witnesses called suicide attacks as the Palestinian enclave was placed under a state of alert.
Trump says US backs Israel '100%' over Gaza escalation
President Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington's full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets.
Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike
Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said. The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for COGAT, the defence ministry…
Netanyahu blocks Gaza aid funds after border flare-up
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blocked millions in Qatari aid to the Gaza Strip in response to renewed border hostilities, risking increased tensions with the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas during Israel's election campaign.
Israel launches further Hamas strikes after Gaza rocket fired
The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border.
Gaza ceasefire holds but Israel government in turmoil
A ceasefire held Wednesday after the worst escalation between Israel and Gaza militants since a 2014 war, but the situation remained volatile and the deal provoked sharp disagreement within the Israeli government.
Turkey urges Israel to 'immediately stop' Gaza strikes
Turkey on Tuesday called on Israel to "immediately stop" strikes against the Gaza Strip, urging the international community to act as the escalation in violence threatened to descend into full-blown conflict.