Monday, 24 September, 2018

Hamas and Israel agree on truce to end Gaza flare-up

A fireball explodes during Israeli air strikes on Gaza City A fireball explodes during Israeli air strikes on Gaza City
Melinda Barton | 10 August, 2018, 21:41

According to medical officials, the Israeli regime's airstrikes killed Enas Khammash, a pregnant Gazan woman, and her 18-month-old daughter Bayan, as well as another Palestinian.

There was no immediate comment from Israeli officials.

Separately, The Times grossly misrepresents Hamas' ongoing rocket attacks against the Gaza envelope communities with the following claim: "Palestinian fire was mostly calibrated to hit border areas rather than population centers".

It was the first time since a 2014 war that a rocket had hit that deep inside Israel, according to Israeli media.

An Egyptian-Palestinian cultural society also has an office in the building.

The demand Israel fully opens the Keren Shalom border crossing has nothing to do with Hamas' desire to improve the dire humanitarian situation in the Gaza strip but everything with rampant corruption within the top of the terror organization.

They were killed in an airstrike in Jafarawi in central Gaza, the ministry said, while her husband was injured.

Hours after fighting grounded to a halt, local officials called on the government to secure a permanent end to rocket fire from the Palestinian coastal enclave, whether by military or diplomatic means.

An Israeli man outside a house in Sderot damaged by shrapnel from a rocket fired from Gaza.

Israeli aircraft bombed a multi-story building in Gaza City on August 9, local residents said, a few hours after Palestinian militants fired a long-range rocket at Israel's largest southern city.

"We are closer to an arrangement than we have been in the past because Hamas's interest in a deal is greater than its wish for escalation", he said.

Medics reported at least four wounded taken to Israeli hospitals, including a seriously injured 30-year-old Thai woman.

"This is a blatant crime and Israel is responsible for it", he added.

Emergency sirens sounded in the Israeli city of Beersheba, some 25 miles from Gaza Thursday afternoon, after several hours of calm.

"Everyday life in besieged Gaza is shaped by Israeli policy", IMEU added, posting a video compilation that captures the living conditions of millions of the almost two million people living in the occupied Gaza Strip.

The Hamas announcement came shortly after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet ordered the army to take unspecified "strong action" against Gaza militants as the military reinforced units along the border.

Israel has also been battling nearly daily airborne arson attacks from Gaza caused by kites and balloons rigged with incendiary devices flown across the border that have sparked large fires that destroyed forests, burned crops and killed wildlife and livestock.

The military said 30 of the some 180 rockets and mortars fired at Israel were intercepted by air defence systems. Hamas militants responded with a cross-border fusillade that sent Israelis scrambling for air raid shelters. Earlier on Wednesday the Israeli military said it had observed Hamas evacuating fighters from military posts, a sign of an impending operation by the group. The headline also is flawed by a murky portrayal of events: "Clashes Between Israel and Gaza".

U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said the United Nations had engaged with Egypt in an "unprecedented effort" to avoid serious conflict, but "the situation can rapidly deteriorate with devastating consequences for all people". One Israeli soldier has been shot dead by a Palestinian sniper.