Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Hamas’ underwater drones a wake-up call for Israel

After hostilities started on May 10 between the Israeli army and groups operating in Gaza, on May 20, Israel's narrow military-political cabinet at a special meeting approved a ceasefire. The Gaza war has seen thousands of missiles fired at Israel, the bulk of which have been shot down by Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system. But Hamas “terrorists” – which is how the US government defines them – have also deployed some new sea-going weapons that have the attention of Israeli intelligence

Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas enters into force

A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian groups controlling the Gaza Strip entered into force on Friday at 2 a.m. local time. Al-Aqsa TV reports that the "resistance victory" is being celebrated in the Gaza Strip, while …

UN welcomes Gaza ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed a cease-fire between Gaza and Israel on Thursday and urged all sides to observe the truce.  The cease-fire took effect at 2 a.m. Friday (2300GMT Thursday). The …

U.S. helps avert Israeli ground invasion of Gaza

The Biden administration is increasingly hopeful that the deadly conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants is in its final stages, and U.S. officials are confident their mostly behind-the-scenes intervention helped avert an early Israeli …

Putin urges Israel and Palestine to end violence

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for an end to violence on both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and an exploration of ways to resolve it. "In recent days, we have witnessed a sharp escalation in the Middle …