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  • Summer days at the beach, in Israel and Gaza Nov 01, 2021 04:38 PM IST

    Summer days at the beach, in Israel and Gaza

    Though the beaches in Tel Aviv and Gaza City look out on the same cresting waves of the Mediterranean Sea, they are worlds apart -- and not just because they sit on opposite sides of a century-old conflict.

  • Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloon launches Aug 07, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Israel strikes Gaza after incendiary balloon launches

    The last time such an attack took place, on July 25, the Israeli army retaliated with air strikes on targets of the Islamist movement Hamas, which rules the Palestinian enclave.

  • In Pics | Gaza cafe serves up recycling lessons alongside usual drinks Jul 19, 2021 02:53 PM IST

    In Pics | Gaza cafe serves up recycling lessons alongside usual drinks

    As a model of creative recycling in one of the most densely populated places on earth, a Gaza Strip cafe is serving up a healthy dose of environmentalism alongside its signature morning coffee.

  • Israel to ease more Gaza restrictions as truce holds Jun 24, 2021 10:06 PM IST

    Israel to ease more Gaza restrictions as truce holds

    Starting from Friday, Israel will "expand the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip from six to nine nautical miles, and (approve) the import of raw materials for essential civilian factories," COGAT, a branch of Israel's defence ministry, said.

  • Israeli military confirms Gaza air strikes Jun 16, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Israeli military confirms Gaza air strikes

    In a statement, the military said that it was "ready for all scenarios, including renewed fighting in the face of continued terrorist acts emanating from Gaza".

  • Israel-Palestine conflict: India abstains on UNHRC resolution, probe ordered after 24 members vote in favour May 28, 2021 08:39 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine conflict: India abstains on UNHRC resolution, probe ordered after 24 members vote in favour

    Israel-Palestine Conflict: Besides India, 13 other members, including France, Italy, Nepal and Japan, abstained from voting in the UN.

  • Israel-Palestine conflict | Anthony Blinken announces US aid to Gaza, pledges to reopen Jerusalem consulate May 25, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine conflict | Anthony Blinken announces US aid to Gaza, pledges to reopen Jerusalem consulate

    Hoping to reverse a move taken by former President Donald Trump that angered Palestinians, Blinken said the United States would advance the process of re-opening the Jerusalem consulate that had served as its diplomatic channel to the Palestinians.

  • Gaza fishermen take to water again after ceasefire May 24, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Gaza fishermen take to water again after ceasefire

    Israeli security forces prevented fishermen from sailing during the conflict but they began allowing a limited number of ships to set out beginning May 22 as Egyptian mediators worked to firm up a ceasefire that took effect a day earlier.

  • Israel and the Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire — but will anything change? May 24, 2021 11:36 AM IST

    Israel and the Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire — but will anything change?

    The devastation caused by the current Israeli air attacks has added massively to Gaza’s infrastructure problems and vast amounts of foreign aid will be necessary over the coming years. It is not clear who will provide the funding. The Gulf states, especially Qatar, can be expected to provide considerable assistance, but aid from the European Union and elsewhere is more problematic.

  • Life slowly resumes in ravaged Gaza Strip after ceasefire May 22, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    Life slowly resumes in ravaged Gaza Strip after ceasefire

    Aid trickled into the Gaza Strip, the blockaded enclave controlled by the Islamist group Hamas, as the focus turned to rebuilding the devastated territory a day after a ceasefire took hold.

  • ‘The mission wasn’t completed.’ Cease-fire prompts Israelis’ disappointment May 22, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    ‘The mission wasn’t completed.’ Cease-fire prompts Israelis’ disappointment

    The shared dissatisfaction throughout the country signaled Israelis’ growing impatience for what they see as hastily arranged, unconditional cease-fires.

  • Israel vs Palestine: Take a look at the history of the conflict May 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST

    Israel vs Palestine: Take a look at the history of the conflict

    A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Islamist movement which controls the Gaza Strip, came into force early Friday after 11 days of deadly fighting that pounded the Palestinian enclave and forced countless Israelis to seek shelter from rockets.

  • Explained | What is Israel’s Iron Dome Defence System, how does it work? May 20, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Explained | What is Israel’s Iron Dome Defence System, how does it work?

    The Israeli Defence Forces continue to rely on the so-called Iron Dome to intercept and neutralise the rockets fired by militant groups, including Hamas. The Iron Dome got operational in 2011 and intercepted a rocket launched from Gaza for the first time on April 7, 2011.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza militants fight on as Joe Biden urges 'de-escalation' May 20, 2021 08:45 AM IST

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Gaza militants fight on as Joe Biden urges 'de-escalation'

    An Egyptian security source said the two sides had agreed in principle to a ceasefire after help from mediators, although details were still being negotiated in secret.

  • Hamas official predicts ceasefire soon but Israel-Gaza fight goes on May 20, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    Hamas official predicts ceasefire soon but Israel-Gaza fight goes on

    U.S. President Joe Biden urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek a "de-escalation" on Wednesday on the path to a ceasefire. An Egyptian security source said the sides had agreed in principle to a ceasefire after help from mediators but that details were still being negotiated in secret.

  • Facebook deploys special team as Israel-Gaza conflict spreads across social media May 20, 2021 01:06 AM IST

    Facebook deploys special team as Israel-Gaza conflict spreads across social media

    Misinformation, hate speech and calls for violence about the conflict have circulated on social media platforms amid the deadly fighting.

  • Israel-Palestine conflict | Employees urge Google to support Palestinians in letter to CEO Sundar Pichai May 19, 2021 04:00 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine conflict | Employees urge Google to support Palestinians in letter to CEO Sundar Pichai

    The letter also calls for freedom of expression, urging leadership not to equate anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel and Zionism.

  • Israel's 'mixed' Jewish-Arab cities pay price of conflict May 19, 2021 11:58 AM IST

    Israel's 'mixed' Jewish-Arab cities pay price of conflict

    Amid the deadly escalation, tempers have flared and mob attacks have sparked warnings of a "civil war" in Israel.

  • Gaza children bearing the brunt in Israel-Hamas conflict May 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST

    Gaza children bearing the brunt in Israel-Hamas conflict

    Children are being subjected to extensive trauma in Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip. For some, it’s trauma they’ve seen repeatedly throughout their short lives.

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict: Gaza war deepens a long-running humanitarian crisis May 19, 2021 08:33 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict: Gaza war deepens a long-running humanitarian crisis

    The Palestinian enclave was already in a dire state. The war with Israel has made it worse, damaging the health and sewage systems, closing schools and displacing tens of thousands.

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights | Iran Guards hail rocket barrages of 'new Palestine' May 19, 2021 07:37 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights | Iran Guards hail rocket barrages of 'new Palestine'

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights: Top US officials have reportedly told Israelis that time isn't on their side in terms of international objections to Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rockets, and that it is in their interest to wind down operations soon

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict | UN agency says 52,000 displaced in Gaza, Amnesty wants war crimes investigation May 18, 2021 06:25 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict | UN agency says 52,000 displaced in Gaza, Amnesty wants war crimes investigation

    Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Geneva said 132 buildings had been destroyed and 316 had been severely damaged, including six hospitals and nine primary healthcare centres as well a desalination plant, affecting access to drinking water for about 250,000 people.

  • Explained: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza? May 18, 2021 03:26 PM IST

    Explained: Are Israel, Hamas committing war crimes in Gaza?

    Israel says Hamas is using Palestinian civilians as human shields, while critics say Israel is using disproportionate force. Who’s right? It’s hard to say, especially in the fog of battle.

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights | Hungary FM slams EU's 'one-sided' statements on Israel May 18, 2021 07:46 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights | Hungary FM slams EU's 'one-sided' statements on Israel

    Israel-Palestine Conflict Highlights: US President Joe Biden expressed support for a ceasefire but stopped short of demanding an immediate stop to fighting

  • Israel-Palestine Conflict | Shouts, a hurried evacuation, and then the bombs came May 17, 2021 06:11 PM IST

    Israel-Palestine Conflict | Shouts, a hurried evacuation, and then the bombs came

    A high-rise building in Gaza housing the offices of Associated Press, Al Jazeera and other international media outlets was destroyed in Israeli rocket strikes on Saturday.

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