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  • Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank Aug 26, 2021 03:28 PM IST

    Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

    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.

  • Palestinian killed in West Bank clash, retaliatory Israeli strikes in Gaza Jul 04, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    Palestinian killed in West Bank clash, retaliatory Israeli strikes in Gaza

    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.

  • UNSC session: India reiterates support for ‘independent, democratic’ state of Palestine Jun 25, 2021 09:22 AM IST

    UNSC session: India reiterates support for ‘independent, democratic’ state of Palestine

    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”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Israel-Palestine conflict: Clubhouse becomes emotional meeting place for both sides May 24, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine conflict: Clubhouse becomes emotional meeting place for both sides

    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.

  • UAE says it is ready to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace efforts May 23, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    UAE says it is ready to facilitate Israel-Palestinian peace efforts

    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.

  • 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-Palestine News Highlights | Hamas has been hit hard, ground realty to determine whether ceasefire holds: Israeli diplomat May 21, 2021 08:17 AM IST

    Israel-Palestine News Highlights | Hamas has been hit hard, ground realty to determine whether ceasefire holds: Israeli diplomat

    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.

  • Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into force May 21, 2021 07:32 AM IST

    Israel-Palestinian ceasefire comes into force

    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.

  • Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war May 21, 2021 07:25 AM IST

    Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war

    Hamas, the Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction, also claimed victory.

  • 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.

  • Israel Palestine News Highlights: Israeli strikes kill 5 more in Gaza, death toll rises to 232 May 20, 2021 07:56 AM IST

    Israel Palestine News Highlights: Israeli strikes kill 5 more in Gaza, death toll rises to 232

    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.

  • 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.

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