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8 dead in worst escalation in Gaza since 2014

8 dead in worst escalation in Gaza since 2014

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Eight people have been killed in the worst escalation of violence Gaza has seen since the 2014 war. A fresh wave of fighting erupted in the Gaza Strip, leaving an Israeli soldier and seven Palestinians dead after two days of unrest.An Israeli aircraft fired towards a militant who was part of a group launching rockets at its territory, the Israeli military said.The Israeli military said an Israeli soldier was also killed and another wounded after a firefight erupted.It came as a man in southern Israel was killed after Gaza militants fired dozens of rockets at a residential building early on Tuesday.Hamas and other militant groups have since said they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end two days of fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the b...
Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

Child among three Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Three Palestinians, including one child, died Friday during regular weekly protests at the Gaza-Israel border, the Gaza Ministry of Health said. Israel Defense Forces said a "mob" of about 20,000 Gazans were burning tires, throwing bombs and grenades, and attempting to break through the border fence. The IDF accused 10 "armed terrorists" of breaching the fence before being stopped. "In response, an IDF aircraft carried out two strikes in Gaza," the IDF said. Israel's Haaretz reported that among the three Palestinians killed was a boy. Gaza's Health Ministry identified the dead as Faras Assarsawei, 12, Mahmud Abu Sma'an, 24, and Hussein Fathi Arkab, 28. Another 376 were injured from live bullets, rubber-coated steel rounds or tear gas. Palestinian news agency WAFA said seve...
Two Palestinians, including teen, dead in Gaza protests

Two Palestinians, including teen, dead in Gaza protests

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July 27 (UPI) -- Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops Friday at the Gaza border left at least two dead and hundreds more injured, the Gaza health ministry said. The ministry identified the dead as Yassin Tahsin Abu Armana, 14, and Razi Abu Mustafa, 43, both killed by Israeli gunfire. Israel Defense Forces said Palestinian protesters opened fire on Israeli soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip. Others threw stones, tear gas canisters or burning tires. "No injuries were reported. In response, an IDF aircraft targeted an observation post in the northern Gaza Strip," the IDF said on Twitter. The Gaza health ministry said about 264 Palestinians sustained injuries Friday, 90 by live fire. Eleven people were in serious condition. The protests were part of the Great March of R...
Israel deals 'hardest blow' to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war

Israel deals 'hardest blow' to Hamas since 2014 Gaza war

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Israel has carried out its biggest attack against Hamas militant targets in Gaza since the war in 2014, Prime Minister PM Benjamin Netanyahu says.The raids were a response to rockets fired into Israel, he said, pledging more if necessary, but Palestinians said a ceasefire had been agreed.Palestinian health officials said two people were killed and 12 injured in an air strike in Gaza City. Three Israelis were hurt by one of more than 90 rockets fired on Israel.The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it had struck facilities used by Hamas, which dominates Gaza, including a battalion headquarters in Beit Lahia, a training camp located in a high-rise building in the al-Shati refugee camp in northern Gaza, weapons storage facilities and ...
Hamas warns of 'bloodier' Gaza protests

Hamas warns of 'bloodier' Gaza protests

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A senior Hamas leader has warned that protests at Gaza's border fence with Israel will get bigger and "bloodier" unless there is an easing of the 10-year economic blockade of the coastal strip. Planned demonstrations this week are set to be further inflamed after 21-year-old medic, Razan al Najar, was shot dead at the border last Friday.The United Nations has called the incident "reprehensible".Clearly there is no end in sight to the protests and the intensity of the confrontation along the Gaza-Israel border is not easing.The air is thick with choking CS gas and the sporadic crack of passing bullets overwhelms ones senses. We filmed at one of the latest demonstrations against the economic blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt.Crowds ran towards waiting paramedics and ambula...