Fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israel launched air strikes on the Palestinian enclave early on January 27, 2023.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

Israel, Gaza militants trade missiles after deadly West Bank raid

Israel launched air strikes on Gaza Friday in response to militant rocket fire from the Palestinian enclave, as tensions rose following the deadliest army raid on the occupied West Bank…

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An ambulance drives past an Israeli military vehicle near a burning street barricade in the ocupied West Bank city of Jenin on January 26, 2023 © Zain Jaafar / AFP

Nine killed in Israeli raid in West Bank: Palestinian ministry

Israeli forces in a West Bank raid killed nine Palestinians and fired tear gas inside a hospital children’s ward, Palestinian officials said, while the Israeli military said they had traded…

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Most long Covid symptoms clear up in a year for mild cases: study

Most symptoms from long Covid clear up within a year for people who had mild initial infections, a large Israel study said Thursday, with the findings welcomed as “reassuring”. At least 17 million people in Europe suffered from long Covid symptoms months after recovering from their initial…

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Israel kills two Palestinians, including militant leader, in West Bank raid, Palestinians say

Israeli forces killed two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian officials said, in heavy clashes that erupted in the Jenin refugee camp during a pre-dawn raid. The…

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Israeli kids play next to an Israeli flag next to the Israeli Syrian border at the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun/File Photo

Israel attacks Damascus airport, five soldiers killed, Syria says

Israel carried out an airstrike on Syria’s Damascus International airport and other positions south of the capital, killing five soldiers and causing material damage, the ministry of defence said early…

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General view of Gaza city May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem/File Photo

Hamas authorities execute five Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza’s ruling Hamas Islamists executed five Palestinians on Sunday, two of them on charges of espionage for Israel that dated back to 2015 and 2009, the Interior Ministry said. The…

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Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza City, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

‘Fragile’ Gaza truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad holds

Gaza City (AFP) – A “fragile” Egypt-brokered truce between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding early Monday, raising hopes that the recent intense conflict that has left…

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A member of the Palestinian security forces loyal to Hamas, demonstrates his skills as he pulls a framed photograph od slain Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh ,during a graduation ceremony for police officers, in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 30, 2022.

Palestinians hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts on Saturday as it seeks to prove conclusively that it was fired by an Israel soldier. The Palestinian Authority…

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Royal Thai Navy chooses Israeli-made Hermes 900 Kochav drones

Israel-based Elbit Systems has won an international bid to supply the Royal Thai Navy with seven Hermes 900 Kochav drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) at a cost of about four billion…

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Palestinian gunmen shoot in the air during the funerals for Sanad Abu Atiyeh, 17 and Yazid al-Saadi, 23, in the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin, Jenin, Thursday, March 31, 2022. Israeli forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, setting off a gun battle in which two Palestinians were killed and 15 were wounded, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Israel raids West Bank, 2 Palestinians killed in gun battle

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces raided a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank early Thursday, setting off a gun battle in which two Palestinians were killed and 15 were…

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People gather in Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, to watch Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video address to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, Sunday, March 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Zelenskyy evokes Holocaust as he appeals to Israel for aid

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ukraine’s president on Sunday called on Israel to take a stronger stand against Russia, delivering an emotional appeal that compared Russia’s invasion of his country to the…

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Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli hospital on Monday said preliminary research indicates a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant that is raging…

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India’s Harnaaz Sandhu poses during the final round of the 70th Miss Universe pageant, Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, in Eilat, Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Harnaaz Sandhu of India named 70th Miss Universe

EILAT, Israel (AP) — Harnaaz Sandhu of India was crowned the 70th Miss Universe, topping a field of some 80 contestants in a pageant that was touched by politics and…

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Miss Universe Thailand’s unorthodox but traditional costume

Miss Universe Thailand 2021, Thai-Australian Model Anchilee Scott-Kemmis, will wear an unorthodox Thai costume based on that of an ancient Thai female combatant, featuring rope-bound hands instead of boxing gloves,…

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In this file photo taken on May 18, 2021 a general overhead view shows Israel’s Mediterranean city of Tel Aviv. – (Photo by Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

Tel Aviv ranked world’s priciest city for first time

Tel Aviv is the world’s most expensive city to live in as soaring inflation has pushed up living costs globally, according to a survey published on Wednesday.  The Israeli city…

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Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron

Israel is to close its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, authorities said. “The entry…

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86-year-old Salina Steinfeld is crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” at the annual Holocaust survivors’ beauty pageant in Jerusalem November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias

86-year-old crowned ‘Miss Holocaust Survivor’ in Israeli pageant

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An 86–year–old great-grandmother was crowned “Miss Holocaust Survivor” on Tuesday in an annual Israeli beauty pageant designed to honour women who endured the horrors of the Nazi genocide. Ten contestants – ranging in age from 79 to…

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Thailand extends list of countries and territories, the citizens of which can enter the Kingdom without quarantine

Thailand has extended the list of “low risk” countries and territories whose citizens will be allowed to enter the kingdom without quarantine from Tomorrow (Monday), according to an announcement issued…

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Palestinians shop at a popular market in the center of the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah on October 15, 2021. (Photo by ABBAS MOMANI / AFP)

Israel okays Palestinian residency claims, a first since 2009

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel granted approval on Tuesday for 4,000 Palestinians to register as residents of the West Bank, the first such move in the Israeli-occupied territory in 12 years.  The newly regularised…

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An Israeli soldier takes position along the border between the northern West Bank near Jenin and Israel as they search for two Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison last week, on a road leading to the West Bank town of Jenin, near Gan Ner Israel, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Israeli police on Saturday said they arrested four of the six Palestinians who broke out of the prison including Zakaria Zubeidi a famed militant leader whose exploits over the years have made him a well-known figure in Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel hits Hamas targets as Gaza militants fire rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck a series of targets in the Gaza Strip early Monday while Palestinian militants launched rockets into Israel in the third consecutive night of fighting…

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Israel’s COVID-19 vaccine boosters show signs of taming Delta

JERUSALEM, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Less than a month into a COVID-19 vaccine booster drive, Israel is seeing signs of an impact on the country’s high infection and severe illness rates…

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A medical worker prepares to administer a vaccination against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Israel continues its national vaccination drive, during a third national COVID lockdown, in Ashdod, Israel January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel to offer Pfizer booster shot against COVID-19 to the over-60s

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will begin offering a third shot of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID–19 vaccine to people aged over 60, a world first in efforts to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, launching…

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Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine protection against infections

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel reported on Monday a decrease in the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in preventing infections and symptomatic illness but said it remained highly effective in preventing serious illness. The decline coincided with…

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FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2021, file photo, Palestinians take a selfie after receiving the coronavirus vaccine from an Israeli medical team at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem. Israel said Friday, June 18, 2021 it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the Palestinians expect to receive later this year. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Israel to send 1 million doses to Palestinians in vaccine exchange

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday it will transfer around 1 million doses of soon-to-expire coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for a similar number of doses the…

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A tree in a field catches fire after Palestinians in Gaza sent incendiary balloons over the border between Gaza and Israel, Near Nir Am June 15,2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel-Gaza violence erupts for first time since end of last month’s fighting

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel mounted air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the first since the end of 11 days of cross-border fighting last month, in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian territory. The flare-up, a first test for Israel‘s new government, followed…

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Head of Opposition Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett gesture following the vote on the new coalition at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu‘s record 12-year run as Israel‘s prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new “government of change” led by nationalist Naftali Bennett, an improbable scenario few Israelis once could…

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Children gather around a tent that Nazmy al-Dahdouh, a 70-year-old Palestinian man has set up on top of the ruins of his home, destroyed in recent Israeli air strikes in Gaza city, on May 23, 2021.(Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

UN urges ‘genuine political process’ between Israel and Hamas

A UN official in war-battered Gaza called for a “genuine political process” to avert further bloodshed, after the military conflict between Israel and Islamist group Hamas that ravaged the Palestinian…

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A Palestinian girl carries a boy amid the rubble of their houses which were destroyed by Israeli air strikes during the Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza May 23, 2021. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Gaza truce holds as Israel admits Jewish visitors to flashpoint site

The Israel-Hamas ceasefire held into a third day on Sunday as Israeli police admitted Jewish visitors to a contested Jerusalem holy site where earlier confrontations with Palestinian protesters helped to ignite the…

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A man stands on a pedestal wearing a shirt reading “Palestine will live” as protesters shout slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people on Republique square in Paris on May 22, 2021. – The ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza was holding on May 22, as humanitarian aid began to enter the Israeli-blockaded enclave ravaged by 11 days of bloodshed. As thousands of displaced Palestinians returned to their homes, and Israelis began to resume normal life the day before, international focus turned to the reconstruction of the bomb-shattered Gaza Strip. (Photo by GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)

Thousands rally in France in support of Palestinians

Several thousand people marched Saturday in Paris and other French cities in support of Palestinians after an 11-day conflict with Israel that killed 260 people, most of whom Palestinians. This…

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An Israeli soldier walks at a staging ground near the border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel, Thursday, May 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire to end bloody 11-day war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas agreed to a cease-fire Thursday, halting a bruising 11-day war that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip, brought life in much of Israel…

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A screengrab from a video clip provided by one of the Thai workers in Israel, showing them sheltering under a farm truck during one the Hamas attacks.

Two Thai people killed in Israel were on lunch break according to eyewitness

The two Thai workers, killed in an attack by Hamas while on the Ohad Agricultural Estate in Israel, were on their lunch break, according to an eyewitness. The town is…

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Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18, 2021, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence. / AFP

Remains of 2 Thais killed in Hamas attack on Israel to be sent home

The bodies of two Thai men, killed yesterday by Hamas rockets in the southern Israeli region of Eshkol, will be sent home to Thailand, while the other eight wounded Thai…

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A picture taken on May 18, 2021 shows rockets being fired by Palestinian militants towards Israel near Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 18, 2021. – The UN Security Council was to hold an emergency meeting amid a diplomatic push to end the devastating conflict between Israel and Gaza’s armed groups that has killed more than 220 people, most of them Palestinians. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP)

Thai government confirms 2 Thais have died in Hamas attacks on Israel

Spokesperson for Thailand’s Foreign Affair Ministry, Tanee Sangrat, has confirmed the deaths of two Thai workers in Eshkol city in Israel earlier today. Eshkol is 14 kilometres from the Gaza…

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The Israeli Iron Dome missile defence system (L) intercepts rockets (R) fired by the Hamas movement towards southern Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip as seen in the sky above the Gaza Strip overnight on May 14, 2021. – Israel bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes on Friday, May 14, in response to a new barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave, but stopped short of a ground offensive in the conflict that has now claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives. As the violence intensified, Israel said it was carrying out an attack “in the Gaza Strip” although it later clarified there were no boots on the ground. (Photo by ANAS BABA / AFP)

Israel faces highest ever rate of rocket attacks: army

Israel has faced the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on its territory during its latest confrontation with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas that controls Gaza, the army said Sunday….

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A protester waves the Palestinian flag during clashes with the Israeli forces at the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, Friday, May 14, 2021. Health officials say several Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire, at protests that took place in several locations across the West Bank of Friday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

West Bank erupts in protest amid more Israel-Hamas fighting

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Turmoil from the battle between Israel and Hamas spilled over into the West Bank on Friday, sparking the most widespread Palestinian protests in years…

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Smoke rises following Israeli missile strikes on Gaza City, Friday, May 14, 2021. Early Friday, the Israeli military said air and ground troops struck Gaza in what appeared to be the heaviest attacks yet. Masses of red flames illuminated the skies as the deafening blasts from the outskirts of Gaza City jolted people awake. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Israel threatens Gaza ground invasion despite truce efforts

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory,…

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A Protester holds Palestinian flags during a protest against Israel in front of the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Ozan KOSE / AFP)

‘Silence is not an option’ in east Jerusalem for Palestinians

Adnan, a Palestinian from east Jerusalem, vowed rubber bullets fired by Israeli police would not deter him: “Silence is not an option” in defence of Arabs in the Holy City,…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 10, 2021 at the vaccination center in Pfaffenhofen, southern Germany. – Pfizer-Biontech’s coronavirus vaccine offers more protection than earlier thought with effectiveness in preventing symptomatic disease reaching 97 percent, according to real world evidence published on March 11, 2021 by the pharmaceutical companies. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Pfizer jab 97% effective against symptomatic Covid: study

Pfizer/BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine offers more protection than earlier thought with effectiveness in preventing symptomatic disease reaching 97 percent, according to real-world evidence published Thursday by the pharmaceutical companies. Using data…

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A health worker of the Maccabi Healthcare Services prepares to administer a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech coronavirus vaccine inside a van in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa, on February 16, 2021. Israel is among countries with widest vaccination. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks after inoculation, according to a study published in the Lancet medical…

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another Thai arriving from Kuwait, who had been infected by the virus…

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan react on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Israel signs pacts with 2 Arab states: A ‘new’ Mideast?

Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the “dawn of a new Middle…

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Thais advised to stay away from Israel over COVID-19

The Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv has issued an advisory for Thai people to avoid travelling to Israel as they face the possibility of a mandatory 14-day house confinement as…

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