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Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid – Times of India
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Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid – Times of India

JENIN: Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight, Palestinian officials said on Thursday. Israel and the Palestinian Authority coordinate security operations in the territory against Hamas and other militant groups seen as a threat to both of them. The coordination has contributed to mounting anger at the PA among Palestinians. A spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas condemned what he called a "dangerous Israeli escalation," saying the three were killed by Israeli special forces who disguise themselves as Arabs during arrest raids. The spokesman, Nabil Abu Rdeneh, called on the international community and the...
Benjamin Netanyahu hails Gaza operation as ‘exceptional success’ – Times of India
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Benjamin Netanyahu hails Gaza operation as ‘exceptional success’ – Times of India

Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Israel's 11-day bombardment of Palestinian armed groups in Gaza. AP PhotoJERUSALEM: Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday hailed Israel's 11-day bombardment of Palestinian armed groups in Gaza as an "exceptional success", after a ceasefire to end the deadly conflict took effect. "We achieved our goals in the operation," Netanyahu said of the campaign primarily targeted at Hamas, the Islamist group that controls Gaza, and Islamic Jihad, the second largest armed group in the enclave. The hawkish premier said "the public doesn't know everything" about Israel's gains in the operation "and neither does Hamas." Gaza's health ministry has put the death toll from Israel's air strikes at 243. Netanyahu said Israel's strikes had killed "more than 200...
Israel unleashes strikes after vowing to press on in Gaza – Times of India
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Israel unleashes strikes after vowing to press on in Gaza – Times of India

An Israeli soldier stands nearby as an artillery unit fires near the border between Israel and the Gaza StripGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip: Israel unleashed another wave of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip early Thursday, killing at least one Palestinian and wounding several, as it pushed ahead despite US calls to wind down the offensive against Gaza's militant Hamas rulers, who have fired thousands of rockets at Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing mounting pressure from his country's closest ally but appears determined to inflict maximum damage on Hamas in a war that could help save his political career. Still, diplomatic efforts to negotiate a cease-fire gathered pace, and a senior Hamas official said he expected a truce soon. Explosions shook Gaza City and orange flares lit u...
Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza – Times of India
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Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza – Times of India

Plumes of black smoke rise during an Israeli air strike at the seaport of Gaza City, on May 14, 2021 (AFP)GAZA CITY: Palestinians grabbed their children and belongings and fled neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Gaza City on Friday as Israel unleashed a heavy barrage of artillery fire and airstrikes, killing a family of 6 in their home. Israel said it was clearing a network of militant tunnels ahead of a possible ground invasion. Israel has massed troops along the border and called up 9,000 reservists as fighting intensifies with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip. Palestinian militants have fired some 1,800 rockets, and the Israeli military has launched more than 600 airstrikes, toppling at least three high-rise apartment buildings, and has shelled some are...
Israel Palestine conflict news: Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza | World News – Times of India
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Israel Palestine conflict news: Palestinians flee as Israeli artillery pounds northern Gaza | World News – Times of India

Plumes of black smoke rise during an Israeli air strike at the seaport of Gaza City, on May 14, 2021 (AFP)GAZA/JERUSALEM: Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns. In a 40-minute, pre-dawn offensive, at least 13 Palestinians were killed, including a mother and her three children whose bodies were pulled from the rubble of their home, health officials in Gaza said. The Israeli operation included 160 aircraft as well as tanks and artillery firing from outside the Gaza Strip, Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said. Palestinian rocket barrages against southern Israel swiftly followed on the fifth day of the most serious fighting betwe...
We stand with Gaza, we stand with Palestine: Pak PM Imran Khan – Times of India
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We stand with Gaza, we stand with Palestine: Pak PM Imran Khan – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed solidarity with Palestine on Wednesday, as tensions escalated between Israeli forces and Hamas militants, leading to the death of scores. "I am PM of Pakistan and #WeStandWithGaza #WeStandWithPalestine," Khan posted on micro-blogging website Twitter. I am PM of Pakistan and #WeStandWithGaza #WeStandWithPalestine https://t.co/0Gpb9DxjJG— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 1620801671000He also carried a critical quote of American anti-imperialism intellectual Noam Chomsky on Israeli treatment of Palestinians. میں وزیراعظم پاکستان ہوں اور ہم غزہ و فلسطین کے ساتھ کھڑے ہیں۔#WeStandWithGaza #WeStandWithPalestine https://t.co/0Gpb9DxjJG— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) 1620805377000"You take my water, burn my olive trees, destroy my house, take my job...