Category Archives: Middle East

Israel kills second Islamic Jihad leader, Gaza death toll mounts

An Israeli airstrike killed a second senior commander in the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, the fighters said Sunday as the death toll from violence in Gaza rose to 32, including six children, according to Palestinian health officials. As Israel pressed on with its assault, Palestinian militants retaliated with barrages of rockets fired at Israel. 

Israel pounds Gaza with air strikes, arrests militant suspects in West Bank

Israel pounded Gaza with air strikes on Saturday, prompting Palestinian retaliatory rocket fire as Israeli forces broadened their offensive in the West Bank, arresting 20 people in early morning raids. Israel’s latest “pre-emptive counter-terror operation” has sparked fears of escalated violence in the Palestinian territories.

Israeli strikes kill several people in Gaza, including senior Islamic militant

Israel unleashed a wave of airstrikes in Gaza on Friday, killing at least four people, including a senior militant, according to Palestinian officials. Israel said it was targeting the Islamic Jihad militant group amid days of heightened tensions following the arrest of a senior militant in the occupied West Bank earlier this week.