Israel steps up Gaza offensive, kills senior Hamas figures

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes. The Islamic militant group showed no signs of backing down and fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities.
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Israel's Bank Hapoalim hopeful on dividends in 2021

Bank Hapoalim (POLI.TA), Israel's largest lender, said on Thursday it hoped to receive regulatory approval to resume dividend payments in the second half of the year after reporting a spike in quarterly profit to pre-pandemic levels. Dividend payments and share buybacks were suspended in 2020 to ensure banks had sufficient...

Russia urges 'quartet' meet on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that a meeting of four international mediators for resolving the intensifying Israeli-Palestinian conflict is urgently required. Israel said it killed 16 members of the Hamas armed wing in Gaza in a barrage on Wednesday. At least 56 people have been killed in...