Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot dead

Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot deadIn Jerusalem’s Old City, another area that Palestinians want for a future state, Israeli police said they shot dead an Arab who attacked them with a knife after leaving a mosque complex. After a more than four-month surge in confrontations over the Gaza Strip border, Israel this week eased its clampdown on the enclave’s commercial traffic and fishing. Cairo said it was finalizing details of a longer-term accommodation between Israel and the dominant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.


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Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: Palestinians

Israeli gunfire kills 2 Gaza border protesters: PalestiniansIsrael troops on Friday shot dead two Palestinians taking part in protests along the Gaza border, the Palestinian health ministry in the enclave said. The ministry named the dead men as Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, shot near the central Gaza Strip town of Bureij and Sadi Moamer, 26, killed near Rafah, in the south. At least 270 other Palestinians were wounded, 70 of them by gunfire, the ministry said.


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Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable

Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitableAnother round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce. Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that “the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when”. Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.


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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into IsraelIsraeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict. Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza strip.


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Palestinians Fire Rockets From Gaza, Drawing Israeli Strikes

  1. Palestinians Fire Rockets From Gaza, Drawing Israeli Strikes  Bloomberg
  2. Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation  CNN
  3. Israel’s wave of strikes on Gaza ‘kill pregnant woman and toddler’ after militants’ rockets hit town of Sderot  Telegraph.co.uk
  4. Renewed Fire Between Israel and Gaza Interrupts Talk of Cease-Fire  New York Times
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Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officials

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officialsAn Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said. The Islamist group’s military wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, confirmed in a statement that the dead men were its fighters, naming them as Ahmed Murjan and Abdel-Hafez al-Silawi. An Israeli military statement, apparently referring to the same incident, said that the army returned fire after shots were fired at its soldiers from a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip, next to the border with Israel.


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