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Gaza boy dies of injuries as shaky truce takes hold

By AFP GAZA CITY: A Gazan child died on Wednesday from wounds sustained in four-days of Israeli-Palestinian violence, but a truce deal appeared to be holding, despite more rocket fire and two Israeli raids. Gaza emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya said Baraka Al-Mughrabi, 7, died from severe injuries sustained during an Israeli bombing raid …


US welcomes Egypt-brokered Gaza truce

  WASHINGTON: The United States said Tuesday that it welcomed Egypt’s announcement that it had brokered a truce between Israel and Gaza militants, following four days of deadly violence. “There are reports that the Egyptians have been able to negotiate some calm. If, in fact, that’s the case, that would, of course, be very welcome,” …


Israel-Gaza violence ebbs as truce takes effect

By Amy Teibel / AP JERUSALEM: Israel halted its airstrikes against Gaza Strip insurgents early Tuesday and rocket fire from the Palestinian territory ebbed as a cease-fire ending four days of clashes appeared to be taking effect. Both sides had indicated they have no interest in seeing the fighting spiral into all-out war, and an Egyptian …


A PALESTINIAN VIEW: Another round of violence? Volatile, but unpredictable

By Ghassan Khatib The combination of a complete absence of political prospects for solving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and ending the Israeli occupation, as well as the growing daily difficulties experienced by Palestinians in the occupied territories, has been encouraging many analysts and politicians to warn of a possible resumption of violence or another intifada of some …


Two killed in new Israeli strike on Gaza, say medics

By AFP GAZA CITY: A Palestinian man and his daughter were killed in a new Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip on Monday, medics said, bringing the toll from three straight days of violence to 23. Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya told AFP the latest raid struck the Jabalia refugee camp in northern …


3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes

By Ibrahim Barzak and Mohammed Daraghmeh / AP GAZA CITY: Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinians including a schoolboy in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, officials said, while Gaza rocket squads fired salvos into southern Israel, deepening the worst round of violence between the sides in more than a year. The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted …


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