Gaza

UN chief urges Hamas to end rocketing; Israeli restraint

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The U.N. chief is urging Hamas to end its rocket attacks on Israel and asking Israeli leaders to exercise maximum restraint. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman Martin Nesirky said the secretary-general “is extremely […]

11/16/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for first time

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel is moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in Gaza, calling up 16,000 reservists. This, on a day that saw Hamas rocket squads display their expanded […]

11/16/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for 1st time

JERUSALEM (AP) – Palestinian militants fired a rocket aimed at Jerusalem on Friday, setting off air raid sirens throughout the city and opening a new front in three days of fierce fighting between Israel and […]

11/16/2012

US condemns barrage of rocket fire from Gaza

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says the U.S. strongly condemns the barrage of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel and regrets the loss of life. Spokesman Jay Carney says there is “no justification” for […]

11/15/2012

US condemns Hamas, voices support for Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is giving full-throttled support to Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip. In a statement, State Department spokesman Mark Toner denounces Hamas militants and others in Gaza for a barrage […]

11/14/2012

Israel prepared to broaden Gaza attack

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister says the military is prepared to broaden its operation against Hamas targets in Gaza. In his first comments since Israel killed the commander of the Hamas military wing, Benjamin […]

11/14/2012

Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander […]

11/14/2012

Peres: All moms want to sleep in peace | VIDEO

In an interview with CNN, Israeli President Shimon Peres vows to stop rockets from Gaza militants by any means possible.

11/12/2012

Continued rocket fire from Gaza steps up pressure on Israel to hit back

JERUSALEM (AP) – For a third day in a row, Gaza militants have been pummeling southern Israel with rockets. The Israeli military says more than 110 rockets have hit Israeli towns, including at least a […]

11/12/2012

A circus comes to Gaza — minus lions and ladies

  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The circus came to Gaza on Friday, accompanied by blaring music, juggling clowns and fire blowers — but getting it there required its own high-wire act. No women […]

10/26/2012

Largest US-Israel military drill underway

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – The U.S. and Israel simulated rocket attacks during their largest-ever joint military drill Wednesday, just as as real ones fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. U.S. military officials insisted […]

10/24/2012

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