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.
Ceasefire puts Qatar's role in Gaza back in spotlight
At the end of a dirt track, an imposing new court complex stands as a symbol of Qatar's investment in the Gaza Strip -- back in the spotlight after a controversial ceasefire with Israel.
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.
Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks
Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war.
Gaza ceasefire holds after heavy Israel strikes, Hamas rocket fire
A ceasefire announced by Hamas held Sunday after the most severe exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war, reducing fears of a wider conflict for now.
UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence
The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which wants Hamas to face condemnation.