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Palestinian trucks loaded with aggregate, iron and cement enter through the Kerem Shalom border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip, on Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hamas: Series of Israeli steps to ease conditions in Gaza are ‘not enough’

Hamas has warned that a series of recent steps by Israel to ease conditions in the Gaza Strip are “not enough,” adding to growing tensions along the Gaza-Israel border. Hamas has threatened to expand...
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar at a rally in Beit Lahiya on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Hamas demanding ‘impossible terms’ as deadlock with Israel continues

Hamas in the Gaza Strip is pursuing terms that are impossible for Israel to accept as part of its extortion attempt to “change the rules of the equation,” a former defense official and expert...
Fires sparked in the Kissufim Forest along Israel’s southern border after explosive-laden balloons were launched by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Aug. 23, 2021. Credit: Keren Kayemet LeIisrael (KKL).

Israeli officials: Palestinian incendiary devices started fires in border communities

Nine fires broke out on Monday near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip that Israeli investigators believe were started by incendiary balloons launched from the Hamas-controlled enclave, reported Ynet. Palestinian resistance groups said they would hold...
Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border, east of Gaza City, on Aug. 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

IDF soldier critically wounded in Gaza border riot; Israel hits Hamas terror targets

Israeli Border Police officer Sgt. Bar-El Hadaria Shmueli remained in critical condition on Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound to the head during Palestinian rioting in the northern Gaza Strip a day earlier, according...
Palestinian terrorists participate in an anti-Israel rally in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, on Feb. 17, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Report: IDF gears up for Palestinian ‘Day of Rage’ along Gaza border

Israel has begun reinforcing its military presence along the southern border, ahead of the “Day of Rage” planned for Saturday by Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, Kan news reported on Thursday. Hamas has threatened to renew violence against...
A truck loaded with humanitarian aid passes through the Kerem Shalom border crossing, the main passage point for goods entering the Gaza Strip from Israel, May 21, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Israel resumes supply of goods, aid to Gaza Strip; fishing allowed

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has issued instructions to resume shipments of humanitarian goods into the Gaza Strip for the first time since “Operation Guardian of the Walls” ended in an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that...

Why can’t the news media write ‘terrorist’?

While the American media has been focused on domestic issues, the escalation of violence in Israel has reached the level where it cannot be ignored or buried behind other stories. What remains remarkable, however,...

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh declares ‘victory’ over Israel

During his first public speech since the start of the latest escalation of rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli retaliation, Hamas political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh on Tuesday declared “victory” over the Jewish state. The Hamas head said...

Blinken: Israel has ‘absolute’ right to defend itself

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken backed Israel’s right to self-defense as the onslaught of rocket fire being launched by Hamas in Gaza has entered its third day on Wednesday. “I think Israel has an...

Iran’s Khamenei urges Palestinians to ‘confront the enemy’ Israel

As Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad rockets continued to rain down on Israel from Gaza on Tuesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lauded Palestinians for being “awake and determined.” In a tweet posted on Tuesday evening,...