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Israel admits its fire killed Spanish UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

Apr 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

UPDATED Israeli security sources acknowledge that the death of a Spanish UN peacekeeper in Lebanon fighting in January was caused by Israeli fire

PATROL. A Lebanese soldier walks next to UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon (UNIFIL) base after a Spanish peacekeeper was killed in fire exchange between Hezbollah and Israel, in the Abbasieh area, near Israeli border, Lebanon, 28 January 2015. Stringer / EPA

Israel 'won't let its soldiers be dragged to the ICC': PM

Jan 04, 2015 - 6:49 PM

We will not let Israel Defense Forces IDF soldiers and officers be dragged to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, 04 January 2015.  Photo by Oded Bality/EPA Scene

FAST FACTS: The 2014 Gaza conflict

Aug 08, 2014 - 8:55 AM

What you need to know about the conflict that brought weeks of violence in Israel and Palestine

GOING HOME. A displaced Palestinian woman piles her belongings onto the cart as she and her family leave a United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their home on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brokered by Egypt came into effect at 8:00 am. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Gaza falls silent as three-day ceasefire takes hold

Aug 05, 2014 - 12:38 PM

2ND UPDATE The agreement by both sides to hold their fire for three days was hailed by both the United States and the United Nations

GOING HOME. A displaced Palestinian woman piles her belongings onto the cart as she and her family leave a United Nations (UN) school in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their home on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip brokered by Egypt came into effect at 8:00 am. Mohammed Abed/AFP

Shunning world pressure, Israel says Gaza assault to go on

Aug 05, 2014 - 12:37 AM

How many more deaths will it take to stop what must be called the carnage in Gaza?

PULLBACK. Israel soldiers and tank, pulling back from the Gaza Strip at dusk, 03 August 2014. Atef Safadi/EPA

Israel declares 7-hour Gaza truce after fury over school strike

Aug 04, 2014 - 7:35 AM

UPDATED The Israel Defense Forces warned in a statement that it would respond to any attempt to exploit this window and attack civilians and soldiers during the truce

PULLBACK. Israel soldiers and tank, pulling back from the Gaza Strip at dusk, 03 August 2014. Atef Safadi/EPA

UN fury over new deadly strike on Gaza school

Aug 04, 2014 - 12:22 AM

US appalled calls for full and prompt investigation; Israel must do more to meet its own standards and avoid civilian casualties

LONGING FOR PEACE. A Palestinian girl looks out from a balcony in a United Nations (UN) school in central Gaza City, 03 August 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels, snubs UN

Jul 31, 2014 - 5:58 PM

UPDATED Netanyahu: I will not accept any truce proposal that does not allow the IDF army to complete this work for the security of Israel s citizens

TUNNELS. View on the entrance of a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks during an army organised tour in a tunnel at the Israeli-Gaza border, 25 July 2014.

Hamas asks for new truce as Israel resumes Gaza assault

Jul 27, 2014 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The moves came after world powers met in Paris to mull ways of ending 20 days of bloodshed raging in and around Gaza which has claimed the lives of more than 1 000 Palestinians and 46 people in Israel

AMID THE LULL. Palestinians children wait to fill plastic bottles and water containers with drinking water from a public tap in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2014. Mahmud Hams/AFP

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

Jul 22, 2014 - 12:14 AM

UPDATED Washington urges Israel to take greater steps to prevent innocent casualties and UN chief Ban Ki moon appeals for the violence to stop now as it emerged most of the dead were civilians

AFTERMATH. Palestinians inspect a destroyed house after Israeli air strike in the Gaza City, 21 July 2014. Mohammed Saber/EPA

Israeli soldier killed in Lebanon border shooting – army

Dec 16, 2013 - 11:14 AM

Incidents on the Lebanese border have been rare since Israel s 2006 war against Lebanon s Hezbollah

TechRap: New Blackberry phones & Israel-Palestine Twitter war

Nov 19, 2012 - 4:01 AM

New Blackberry phones to be launched January 30th are better things ahead for the troubled smartphone? We look at the future of Facebook and Twitter as seen from recent updates to their mobile apps and the battle between Israel and Palestine goes online

Social media wRap: 'Amalayer,' Sottocopy and gay marriage

Nov 17, 2012 - 4:58 PM

This week in social media: Meltdowns on Twitter and an LRT station Kerry Kennedy s complaint against Senator Sotto and the Israel Defense Force s live tweeting of a military assault

Israel, Hamas live-tweet Israel-Gaza violence

Nov 15, 2012 - 6:33 PM

The Israel Defense Force reports on its assault on Hamas forces via Twitter