Iran is “finding ways to resupply Hamas” with long range rockets and other weapons even after the intense fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended in a cease-fire last week, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt revealed on Monday his initiative for ending Lebanon tension which calls for rejecting the use of Lebanon by Iran to improve its negotiating position with the western countries over its nuclear program, and rejecting the use of Lebanon as a base to fight Iran.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu admitted on Sunday that Turkey had resumed contacts with Israel to try to bring an end to the hostilities in Gaza, despite its decision to freeze diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. “In the Gaza process, it’s true, Israel held discussions with Turkey through foreign ministry and secret service channels,”
Israeli troops at the Gaza border shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded 15 more on Friday, health officials said, in the first fatality since a ceasefire between the territory’s Islamist rulers Hamas and Israel. A Hamas spokesman accused Israel of violating the Egyptian-mediated truce
Iran for years has supplied Hamas with weapons as part of its own struggle against Israel, but the conflict in the Gaza Strip reveals a shift in regional dynamics that may diminish Tehran’s influence with Palestinian militant groups and strengthen the hand of Egypt.
SDEROT, In this southern Israeli town, which has lived for nearly 13 years under the constant threat of rocket attacks from Gaza, there is little joy over a new cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers: Schools remain closed, traffic is sparse and hope is hard to find.
As the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza takes effect, it’s worth asking what the week-long conflict, which has left five Israelis and at least 140 Palestinians dead, actually accomplished.
Two rockets were fired from south Lebanon towards the Israeli border on Wednesday evening, a Lebanese security official told AFP. “Two rockets were fired, one fell in what was clearly Lebanese territory, the other went towards Israel,”
Celebratory gunfire crackled across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night as Palestinians hailed what they called a victory by Hamas in forcing an end to Israeli attacks. But the hum of Israeli drone aircraft lingered overheard, underscoring a sense of uncertainty about whether a week of violence that has killed more than 130 Palestinians had […]
Egypt announced on Wednesday that a ceasefire had been reached to end the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, starting later in the day. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr made the announcement in a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The ceasefire would come into effect at 1900 GMT, Amr […]