Israel strikes in Gaza after fire balloons launched

Israel says it carried out air strikes in Gaza overnight after Palestinians launched incendiary balloons from the territory, in the first major flare-up since an 11-day conflict last month. The Israeli military said it targeted compounds belonging to Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. The incendiary balloons sparked 20...
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Black Lives Matter protesters make Palestinian struggle their own

Palestinians and Israelis have seen some of the worst violence in years after Israeli settlers forcibly expelled Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in May. US news surrounding the region died down after Egypt brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas militants, but with a new...
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Israeli military launches airstrikes in Gaza over "incendiary balloons"

Israel's military said it carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday over "incendiary balloons" launched in the Palestinian territory. Why it matters: It's the first major flare-up since last month's fragile ceasefire ended 11 days of flighting between Israel and Hamas. It also comes just days after Israel's new coalition government led by Naftali Bennett took power.
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Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza

Israeli aircraft carried out a series of airstrikes at militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, the first such raids since a shaky cease-fire ended the war with Hamas last month. The airstrikes targeted facilities used by Hamas militants for meetings to plan attacks, the Israeli military said, blaming...

Israeli nationalists march through Jerusalem's Old City

Hundreds of Israeli nationalists have taken part in a flag march through occupied East Jerusalem which Palestinians saw as a provocation. The new Israeli government approved changes to the route of the delayed annual event, which marks Israel's capture of East Jerusalem in 1967. Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli police...
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Palestinian woman shot after attacking Israeli troops - army

HIZMA, West Bank, June 16 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot a Palestinian motorist on Wednesday who tried to ram them in the occupied West Bank and then brandished a knife, the Israeli military said. The Palestinian health ministry said the woman had died of her injuries. There was no word...
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Israel strikes Hamas sites over fire balloons, challenging truce

GAZA, June 16 (Reuters) - Israeli aircraft struck Hamas sites in Gaza on Wednesday after incendiary balloons were launched from the Palestinian enclave in the first such attacks since a fragile ceasefire ended 11 days of deadly fighting last month. The violence poses an early test for the government of...