Aug 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days. The territory has no civilian airport and those who can afford a plane ticket must catch their flights in neighboring Jordan. But just outside the northern city of Nablus, a pair of twins is offering people the next best thing. Khamis al-Sairafi and brother Ata have converted an old Boeing 707 into a cafe and restaurant for customers to board.
- Jul 04, 2021 08:51 AM IST
In Gaza, Israeli jets struck a weapon manufacturing facility and a rocket launcher in response to incendiary balloons sent from the Palestinian enclave into Israel on July 3, the military said.
- Jun 25, 2021 09:22 AM IST
India urged Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to honour the ongoing ceasefire to ensure that the “situation does not spiral out of control”
- Jun 16, 2021 08:34 AM IST
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".
- May 28, 2021 08:39 AM IST
Israel-Palestine Conflict: Besides India, 13 other members, including France, Italy, Nepal and Japan, abstained from voting in the UN.
- May 24, 2021 02:10 PM IST
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.
- May 24, 2021 11:36 AM IST
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.
- May 24, 2021 10:42 AM IST
The Clubhouse chat room titled ‘Meet Palestinians and Israelis’ reportedly started as a private chat between friends. But it ended up becoming a conversation spanning six days with up to 1.59 lakh live listeners at some point.
- May 23, 2021 10:33 PM IST
The UAE, which last year normalised ties with Israel, "is ready to work with all parties to maintain the ceasefire and explore new paths to reduce escalation and achieve peace", state news agency WAM cited Sheikh Mohammed as saying.
- May 22, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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.
- May 22, 2021 10:42 AM IST
The shared dissatisfaction throughout the country signaled Israelis’ growing impatience for what they see as hastily arranged, unconditional cease-fires.
- May 21, 2021 08:17 AM IST
Israel-Palestine News Highlights: Israel claimed to inflict heavy damage on Hamas but once again was unable to halt the Islamic militant group's nonstop rocket barrages. Hamas, the Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, also claimed victory.
- May 21, 2021 07:32 AM IST
The truce brokered by Egypt, that also included Gaza's second-most powerful armed group, Islamic Jihad, was agreed following mounting international pressure to stem the bloodshed which erupted on May 10.
- May 21, 2021 07:25 AM IST
Hamas, the Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, also claimed victory.
- May 20, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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.
- May 20, 2021 10:09 AM IST
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.
- May 20, 2021 08:45 AM IST
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.
- May 20, 2021 07:57 AM IST
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.
- May 20, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Israel Palestine News Highlights: A clear majority of Republicans in the US back Israel in its military confrontation with Gaza that authorities say has claimed more than 220 Palestinian lives and killed 12 people in Israel.
- May 19, 2021 04:00 PM IST
The letter also calls for freedom of expression, urging leadership not to equate anti-Semitism with criticism of Israel and Zionism.
- May 19, 2021 11:58 AM IST
Amid the deadly escalation, tempers have flared and mob attacks have sparked warnings of a "civil war" in Israel.
- May 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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.
- May 19, 2021 07:37 AM IST
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
- May 18, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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.