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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...
Israel, Egypt talk truce with Hamas, rebuilding Gaza Strip – Times of India
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Israel, Egypt talk truce with Hamas, rebuilding Gaza Strip – Times of India

CAIRO: Egypt and Israel are holding high-level talks in both countries Sunday to shore up a fragile truce between Israel and the Hamas militant group, and rebuild the Gaza Strip after a punishing 11-day war that left much of the seaside enclave in ruins. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry was meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi, who landed in Cairo on Sunday. It was the first public visit by an Israeli foreign minister in over a decade, according to the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. The Israeli Embassy in Cairo said on Twitter that Ashkenazi's visit is the first for a top Israeli diplomat since 2008. It wrote that the two ministers would discuss topics including the cease-fire and the release of Israeli soldiers and citizens being held by Hamas. ``We will discuss estab...
Biden speaks with Egyptian counterpart on Israel-Palestine conflict – Times of India
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Biden speaks with Egyptian counterpart on Israel-Palestine conflict – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden has spoken with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and the two leaders discussed the peace process in the Middle East and the urgent need to deliver humanitarian aid to the Gaza strip. Biden thanked Egypt for its successful diplomacy and coordination with the United States to end the recent hostilities in Israel and Gaza and ensure violence does not reoccur, the White House said in a readout of the call on Monday. The two leaders consulted on the urgent need to deliver humanitarian assistance to those in need in Gaza and to support rebuilding efforts in a manner that benefits the people there and not Hamas. Biden on Monday asked his top diplomat Blinken to travel to the Middle East to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, among other regiona...
Rockets from Gaza rain havoc on Israeli cities in latest war – Times of India
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Rockets from Gaza rain havoc on Israeli cities in latest war – Times of India

Gaza: Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel.JERUSALEM: Sirens wailed just before the Jewish holiday of Shavuot began on Sunday evening, sending Chen Farag and her family once again running for cover as they have dozens of times over the past week since the latest war between Palestinian militants in Gaza and the Israeli military erupted. The Farags live in Ashdod, Israel's largest port on the Mediterranean coast. The city of about 225,000 people is around 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of the Gaza Strip. Six adults, two dogs and a parrot huddled in their home's reinforced safe room - a routine precaution for hundreds of thousands of Israelis in the country's south. After an explosion shook the building, they rushed outside to see cars on fire, including their own. Their home's ...
Israel, Hamas trade fire in Gaza as war rages on – Times of India
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Israel, Hamas trade fire in Gaza as war rages on – Times of India

GAZA CITY: Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes on what it said were militant targets in Gaza, leveling a six-story building, and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Tuesday. Palestinians across the region observed a general strike as the war, now in its second week, showed no signs of abating. Explosions from the airstrikes echoed through the pre-dawn darkness in Gaza City, sending flashes of orange across the night sky. The strikes toppled the Kahil building, which contains libraries and educational centers belonging to the Islamic University. Clouds of dust hung over the site, which had been reduced to piles of concrete rubble and tangled power lines. There were no immediate reports of casualties from the overnight strikes. Heavy fighting broke out May 10 when Gaza's ...
Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as diplomats work for truce – Times of India
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Israeli strikes hit Gaza tunnels as diplomats work for truce – Times of India

Israeli soldiers fire a 155mm self-propelled howitzer towards the Gaza Strip from their position along the border with the Palestinian enclave, on May 17, 2021. (AFP Photo)GAZA CITY: The Israeli military unleashed a wave of heavy airstrikes on the Gaza Strip early Monday, saying it destroyed 15 kilometers (9 miles) of militant tunnels and the homes of nine Hamas commanders, as international diplomats worked to end the weeklong war that has killed hundreds of people. The latest attacks killed a top Gaza leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group whom the Israeli military blamed for some of the thousands of rocket attacks launched at Israel in recent days. Israel has said it intends to press on for now with its attacks against Hamas, the militant group that rules Gaza, and the United Stat...
How Israel became a world leader in vaccinating against Covid-19 – Times of India
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How Israel became a world leader in vaccinating against Covid-19 – Times of India

JERUSALEM: More than 10% of Israel’s population has received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, a rate that has far outstripped the rest of the world and buoyed the battered domestic image of the country’s leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, at a critical juncture. Israel’s campaign, which began Dec 20, has distributed the vaccine to three times as much of its population as the second-fastest nation, the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, according to figures compiled mostly from local government sources by Our World in Data. By contrast, less than 1% of the population of the United States and only small fractions of the population in many European countries received a vaccine dose by the end of 2020, according to Our World in Data, though China, the United States and Britain have each d...