Eleven Palestinians, most of them fighters, were killed and around 15 wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian medics. Palestinians mourn in a hospital after two militants of the Al Quds Brigades, the military arm of Islamic Jihad, were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. The Israeli raids came as Palestinians fired dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into the Eshkol region of southern Israel, wounding four people, one seriously, Israeli military sources said on Saturday. One Israeli strike, on a car travelling in the Tel El-Hawa neighbourhood west of Gaza City, killed the head of the militant Popular Resistance Committees, Zohair al-Qaisi, and fellow member Mahmud Hanani, the group said. Both the PRC and the military wing of Hamas threatened to retaliate for Qaisi's death, and around 40 rockets and shells were subsequently fired on southern Israel. The Al Quds Brigades, the military arm of Islamic … [Read more...] about Israeli air strikes kill 11 in Gaza
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An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians on Thursday, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single attack since the start of a three-day offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Residents and medical officials said an Israeli air strike bombed at least two houses in a densely populated area near Khan Younis while residents were asleep. Bodies were pulled out of rubble from three or four homes including neighboring structures, and the Palestinian Health Ministry said five of the dead were children. Another 16 people were also wounded in the attack, the ministry said. The attack raised the death toll to 60 Palestinians, most of them civilians, since Tuesday, in Israel's offensive aimed at halting rocket fire at the Jewish state from coastal Gaza. Israel says gunmen … [Read more...] about Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry
Air strikes on Tuesday (Jul 17) killed more than a dozen civilians in parts of Syria's south near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor said. Smoke rises on hills in Syria's southeastern province of Daraa, near Quneitra province, during shelling by government forces on Jul 15, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Ahmad al-Msalam) The regime has been pounding the southwestern province of Quneitra since Sunday in a bid to retake it from rebels, after winning back most of the neighbouring governorate of Daraa in less than a month. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 14 civilians in Ain al-Tina village on Quneitra's border with Daraa which had reportedly been taking shelter in a large building. "They were all displaced from other areas. They included five children and three women," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. Two bodies were so charred they were unrecognisable. It was not immediately clear whether the strikes were carried out by the regime or … [Read more...] about Air strikes kill 15 civilians in southern Syria: Monitor
Viet Nam News JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran not to test Israel’s resolve, in a speech marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speaking at a ceremony at Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, the Israeli premier spoke of the murderous Nazi aggression that was not sufficiently challenged by Western powers. "Today, too, there’s an extremist regime that’s threatening us, threatening the peace of the entire world," Netanyahu said of Iran. "That regime explicitly declares that it intends on destroying us, the Jewish state." "I have a message to the rulers of Iran -– don’t test Israel’s resolve," Netanyahu said. Russia, Syria and Iran accused Israel of an air strike Monday that hit a regime base in Syria, killing 14 Syrian and Iranian personnel. Israel has refused to comment on the strike. Israel has acknowledged carrying out dozens of air strikes in Syria since 2013 to stop what it says … [Read more...] about ’Don’t test Israel’s resolve’, PM warns Iran on Holocaust Day
Syrian state TV said on Monday the United States was suspected of striking an air base hours after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a “big price to pay” as aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a rebel-held town. The United States denied attacking the Syrian base, and France also said it had not carried it out. “At this time, the Department of Defense is not conducting air strikes in Syria,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “However, we continue to closely watch the situation and support the ongoing diplomatic efforts to hold those who use chemical weapons, in Syria and otherwise, accountable.” When asked about the explosions, an Israeli spokeswoman declined to comment. Israel has struck Syrian army locations many times in the course of the conflict, hitting convoys and bases of Iranian-backed militias that fight alongside Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces. Syrian state TV said there were casualties in what … [Read more...] about Syria says US suspected of attacking air base but Pentagon denies it.