“the entrance of helium gas into the gaza strip will be limited in light of the use of it by terrorists to fill incendiary balloons,” israeli maj gen kamil abu rokon told the times of israel. Hamas-israel ceasefire holds after night of violence a ceasefire agreement between hamas and israel appears to be holding following one of the worst days in violence in the gaza strip since the 2014 gaza war. Israeli soldier and four palestinians killed in gaza strip clashes the deaths come amid continuing violence and a united nations warning that both sides must step back from the brink of war. It is also keeping sick people from accessing critical healthcare outside the gaza strip the world health organisation says the public health system in gaza is nearing collapse drug stocks are close to zero supply and services are overstretched.
Yes, there would be costs to regime change in the gaza strip but the choice is not between a costly policy and a cost-free one the choice is between the costs of removing a terrorist group from power and the costs of leaving it injured but able to fight another day to prevent a fourth war, to bolster ties with the sunni powers, to improve. The gaza strip is a detroit-sized area on the border with egypt up against the mediterranean sea that is one of the most densely packed places on earth with 18 million people living in just 139 square miles. Israel, gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting - israel and gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire, a palestinian official said, after israel launched dozens of air strikes against the palestinian enclave's ruling hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. This latest toll adds to the thousands israel has killed and maimed since its supposed withdrawal from the gaza strip in 2005 in response to this crisis, we urgently reaffirm our support for a ban on all military and other aid to israel.
Israel occupied the gaza strip in the 1967 mideast war, and after nearly four decades of maintaining settlements there, withdrew its settlers and troops in 2005. Jerusalem - a week after the guns fell silent in the gaza war, israel and the palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to us-sponsored peace and statehood talks that collapsed five months ago. Israel and gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on saturday, a palestinian official said, after israel launched dozens of air strikes against the palestinian enclave's ruling hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. Gaza city is the strip's biggest population centre and has about 400,000 inhabitants as in other towns in gaza, there are high levels of poverty, deprivation and unemployment in gaza city.
Also, palestinians reported that two teens were killed when the air force bombed a multi-story hamas training complex in the gaza strip, completely destroying the building and exposing a tunnel complex underneath. Israel pulled its ground forces out of the gaza strip on tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with hamas mediated by egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. At gaza protests: kites, drones, gas, guns and the occasional bomb a times reporter sees new tactics and new destruction, but few reasons to think the border fence clashes will end anytime soon.
As the white house prepares to hold a conference aimed at resolving the humanitarian crisis in the gaza strip, palestinians in the besieged enclave say the summit is an attempt at erasing the palestinian cause and turning it into an aid project. Israel has occupied the west bank, including east jerusalem, and the gaza strip since the end of the six-day war in 1967 today, this prolonged occupation of the territory of palestine takes a unique form. [episcopal news service] presiding bishop michael curry, who visited gaza city days before protests began along the fence separating the gaza strip from israel, has added the episcopal church’s name to a joint statement protesting israel’s deadly response to.
Israeli forces’ repeated use of lethal force in the gaza strip since march 30, 2018, against palestinian demonstrators who posed no imminent threat to life may amount to war crimes. The two largest palestinian factions signed a reconciliation agreement on thursday meant to reunite the west bank and the gaza strip under a single political leadership, paving the way for the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis that gaza. According to idf estimates, the conflict on the gaza front has reached a crossroads senior general staff members believe the four years of calm provided by operation protective edge have come to an end and the state of israel must now decide whether it is headed towards an arrangement or towards a war in gaza.
Tension has been running high along gaza border amid palestinian protests demanding an end to the decades-long israeli occupation since march, more than 127 palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by israeli army fire during the protests in the gaza strip. Apart from the destruction and death and sometimes paralyzing fear, one memory sticks in my mind from reporting in the hamas-controlled gaza strip during the 2014 war with israel. Israeli fighter jets hit 25 hamas targets in gaza strip early wednesday, in an overnight escalation with around 45 rockets fired from gaza towards israeli targets.