Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in an arrest operation targeting a Hamas cell in West Bank, Israel's military said. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the Hamas operatives were planning an imminent attack on Israel.
Hamas militants launched incendiary balloons into Israel for a third straight day, prompting the Israeli response. A cease-fire after last month's 11-day conflict now appears in tatters.
Israel has shared its justification for bombing the Gaza bureau of the Associated Press. AP says it needs to see evidence.
Funerals have been held in southern Gaza for four members of the Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. Their bodies were found in a tunnel, reportedly killed by Israel airstrikes before a ceasefire ended the recent 11-day conflict.
Hamas said it expects a truce within days. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is also set to fly to Israel and Palestinian territories for talks over halting hostilities.
Hamas has controlled the Gaza Strip since 2007, repeatedly attacking Israel. It has a number of foreign allies. But where does the terror group get the money and supplies to do it?
Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel's ambassador to Germany, told DW that Hamas initiated the current deadly exchange between Israel and Gaza, and called on the organization to stop firing rockets.
As Hamas rockets continue to rain down on Israel, Israel is vowing to push on with its air strikes against the group's positions in the Gaza Strip. But this time, the conflict is also spilling over into so-called "mixed" towns and cities within Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calling for an end to the "savagery" of violent clashes between Jewish and Arab neighbours. We discuss this latest troubling aspect to the conflict with Alain Dieckhoff, a research professor at Sciences Po University specialising in Israeli politics and society.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas and Islamic Jihad, that they pay a "heavy price" for firing rockets from Gaza into Israel. Hamas Islamists said they had fired 130 rockets towards Tel Aviv on Tuesday, unleashing a massive barrage on Israel's economic hub, in retaliation for an Israeli strike on a 12-storey tower near Gaza's coast.
14 Jan 2018
A bomb has wounded a member of the Palestinian group Hamas in Sidon, southern Lebanon. Al-Manar television, run by Hezbollah, said he had an important security role and was being tracked by Israel.