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We have started to collect the most important news related to Israel in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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US urges stronger Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, January 29th 2009, 0:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

The new US envoy for the Middle East says it is "critically" important to extend the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire.
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Gaza detainee treatment 'inhuman'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 18:17

Palestinians arrested during the recent Israeli operation in Gaza were held in "appalling" conditions, human rights groups say.
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Israel 'no mercy' officer rebuked

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 15:12

The Israeli army says it has reprimanded an officer who gave a booklet to troops in Gaza advising they show no mercy.
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Israeli jets target Gaza tunnels

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 4:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israeli jets pound targets along Gaza's border with Egypt, after an Israeli patrol came under attack.
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Israel launches attacks in Gaza

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 1:09
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel carries out an air attack on Gaza and sends tanks across the border, after Palestinian militants kill an Israeli soldier.
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Two dead in Gaza border violence

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 12:41

There is an explosion along Israel's border with Gaza and a report of clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants.
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Israeli dig finds rare Roman bust

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 12:17

Israeli archaeologists say they have unearthed a rare Roman marble statuette in East Jerusalem near the walls of the Old City.
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Israel 'must sack' military rabbi

Monday, January 26th 2009, 17:12

A rights group in Israel calls for the military's chief rabbi to be dismissed over allegations of incitement.
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Likud allow settlement expansion

Monday, January 26th 2009, 13:16

Israel's right-wing Likud party leader Binyamin Netanyahu says he will allow expansion of Jewish settlements but not build new ones.
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Israeli PM in war crimes pledge

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 22:21

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says Israel will protect from prosecution any of its soldiers accused of war crimes in Gaza.
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UN reopens schools in Gaza Strip

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 15:49

UN schools in Gaza, used to shelter Palestinians during the recent Israeli offensive, reopen for classes.
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UN 'shocked' by Gaza destruction

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 21:29

The UN's humanitarian chief says the scale of the destruction in Gaza wrought by Israel's assault on Hamas was "shocking".
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Saudi warns US over Middle East

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 16:36
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States
related places: `Arab

A senior member of Saudi Arabia's ruling family warns the US it needs to change attitudes over the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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Israel defends use of phosphorus

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 11:59

An Israeli official insists that there is no evidence its use of white phosphorus shells in Gaza was illegal.
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Gaza smugglers get back to work

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 17:13
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel warns of fresh military strikes on Gaza, as Palestinians start work on tunnels used for smuggling.
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Cairo talks on ceasefire in Gaza

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 5:02
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Israeli envoy is to hold talks in Egypt on how to achieve a lasting truce in Gaza, following Israel's offensive there.
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Hamas leader urges West to talk

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 20:50
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says the time has come for the West to lift its boycott on his Palestinian Islamist movement.
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Israel to probe phosphorus claims

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 12:19

The Israeli army is to investigate claims it used white phosphorus illegally during its three-week offensive in Gaza.
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Israel to probe phosphorus claims

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 10:56

The Israeli army is to investigate claims it used white phosphorus illegally during its three-week offensive in Gaza.
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Last Israeli troops 'leave Gaza'

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 10:35
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel says it has pulled its last soldiers out of the Gaza Strip, following its three-week offensive in the territory.
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UN demands flow of goods to Gaza

Wednesday, January 21st 2009, 7:08

The UN humanitarian chief urges Israel to fully open all crossings with Gaza, as Israel completes its troop pull-out.
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Ban 'appalled' by Gaza's damage

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 16:00

The UN chief says he is appalled by Israeli attacks on a UN compound in Gaza after seeing the destruction for himself.
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Gaza rebuild 'to cost billions'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 10:50
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Rebuilding the Gaza Strip after Israel's devastating offensive will cost billions of dollars, the United Nations warns.
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Gaza 'looks like earthquake zone'

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 2:16

Parts of Gaza are said to look like a quake zone as the number of people made homeless by the war is put at at least 50,000.
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Wide rifts on show at Arab summit

Monday, January 19th 2009, 18:05
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait, Syria Syria

Divisions among Arab countries re-emerge at a summit in Kuwait that has been dominated by the crisis in Gaza.
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Scale of Gaza destruction emerges

Monday, January 19th 2009, 14:11

The full scale of damage in Gaza is becoming clear as a tense calm follows three weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.
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Israel 'wants rapid Gaza pullout'

Monday, January 19th 2009, 5:38

Israel's PM says he wants Israeli troops to leave Gaza "as quickly as possible" after Hamas and Israel declare ceasefires.
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Hamas announces ceasefire in Gaza

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 20:39
related countries: Syria Syria

Palestinian militant group Hamas declares a one-week ceasefire to allow Israeli soldiers to withdraw from Gaza.
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Rockets threaten Gaza ceasefire

Sunday, January 18th 2009, 12:19

A unilateral Israeli ceasefire takes effect in Gaza but a fresh volley of rockets fired by militants triggers an Israeli air strike.
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Israel 'to announce Gaza truce'

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 20:34

Israel is about to announce an end to offensive military operations in its campaign against Gaza militants, the BBC learns.
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Gaza strikes ahead of truce vote

Saturday, January 17th 2009, 15:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Gaza

Israel's military carries out 50 air strikes in Gaza overnight, as its cabinet prepares to vote on a proposal for a unilateral ceasefire.
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Allies at odds

Friday, January 16th 2009, 6:43
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Turkey Turkey

Turkey outraged by Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip
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Key Hamas leader killed in Gaza

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 22:50

One of the top Hamas leaders in Gaza, interior minister Said Siyam, is killed in an air strike, Hamas and Israeli officials say.
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Gaza pounded amid push for truce

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 17:39
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The UN's Gaza City HQ is shelled as Israeli troops push further into the city amid fierce battles with Palestinian fighters.
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Israel pursues its Gaza offensive

Wednesday, January 14th 2009, 13:18

Fighting intensifies near Gaza City between Israel and Palestinian militants, as diplomatic attempts continue to end the crisis.
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Israelis 'push on into Gaza City'

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 20:52

Israeli troops enter Gaza City suburbs and are engaged in street fighting with Palestinian militants, reports say.
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Israelis strike 60 Gaza targets

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 15:24

Israel says it attacked more than 60 targets overnight in Gaza as its offensive against Hamas entered its 18th day.
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UN chief wants Gaza conflict halt

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 7:38

The UN head implores Israel and Palestinian militants to halt the Gaza conflict, as more fighting is reported in Gaza City.
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Israelis 'edge into urban Gaza'

Monday, January 12th 2009, 20:18

Israeli forces move slowly into Gaza's most densely populated areas, reports say, but the military denies an escalation.
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Israeli raids as reserves move in

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:26
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel carries out fewer air strikes on the Gaza Strip, as some of its reserve units go into action on the ground.
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Israel is 'nearing Gaza goals'

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 22:42

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says the goals of the military campaign in Gaza are near, but signals the offensive will go on.
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Gaza hit by new Israeli strikes

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 9:55

Israel says it carried out some 60 air strikes on Gaza overnight, as its cabinet discusses stepping up the military offensive.
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Israel warns Gaza of escalation

Sunday, January 11th 2009, 0:16
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel drops leaflets on the Gaza Strip warning residents that it plans to escalate its military action against Hamas.
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The unmeasurable price of war

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 12:16
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Reflecting on his time spent in Israel and the Gaza Strip, Paul Martin shares the harrowing stories of ordinary people in the region.
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Gaza conflict enters third week

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 11:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel continues to pound targets in Gaza despite the UN voicing disappointment that ceasefire calls have not been heeded.
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UN agency to resume Gaza aid work

Saturday, January 10th 2009, 2:00

The UN says its main aid agency in Gaza will resume operations there after receiving safety assurances from Israel.
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UN ceasefire call goes unheeded

Friday, January 9th 2009, 18:46

The UN's first truce call is dismissed by both sides in the Gaza fighting, with Israel's PM calling it unworkable.
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Bombs hit Gaza as UN urges truce

Friday, January 9th 2009, 10:38

Israeli forces carry out 50 strikes on Gaza and Hamas fire more rockets as the UN Security Council calls for a ceasefire.
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UN suspends Gazan aid operation

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 21:50

The UN says its main aid agency is suspending work in Gaza because staff have been killed and injured in Israeli attacks.
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Israel accused over Gaza wounded

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 15:56

The Red Cross accuses Israel of failing to help wounded civilians in Gaza, as the UN suspends aid work there fearing attacks.
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Rockets hit Israel from Lebanon

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 11:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Rockets are fired from Lebanon into northern Israel raising fears that the current conflict in Gaza could spill over.
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Israel bombs Gaza into the night

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 5:47
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel makes 60 air strikes on the Gaza Strip in a single night after the first daily truce to allow in humanitarian aid expires.
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Vatican deplores Gaza situation

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 5:37

The Vatican's justice minister criticises Israel's actions and compares Gaza to a "big concentration camp".
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Israel accepts truce 'principles'

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 23:15
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Israel says it accepts the principles of a truce plan for Gaza but its military offensive against Hamas has resumed.
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Israel briefly halts Gaza attacks

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 14:14
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israel halts military operations in Gaza for three hours in the first of planned daily suspensions, it says, as ceasefire calls mount.
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Pressure grows for Gaza ceasefire

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 9:29

International pressure builds for Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to accept a UN-backed truce.
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Israeli envoy to Caracas expelled

Wednesday, January 7th 2009, 1:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

The Israeli ambassador to Caracas and several other staff are ordered to leave Venezuela in protest over violence in Gaza.
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Israeli strike at Gaza school 'kills 30'

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 22:29
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

At least 30 people are killed and 55 injured as Israeli artillery shells land by a United Nations-run school in Gaza, UN officials say.
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Gaza clashes spark 'major crisis'

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 14:55
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

The Gaza Strip faces a "full-blown humanitarian crisis", the Red Cross says, after 10 days of clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants.
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Israel 'expands' Gaza offensive

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 10:56
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Israeli forces reportedly widen their ground assault in the Gaza Strip to include Khan Younis in the south, after fierce clashes around Gaza City.
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Fighting flares outside Gaza City

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 7:20

Militants engage Israeli forces near Gaza City as "friendly fire" kills three soldiers on the third night of the ground offensive.
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Casualties rise in Gaza offensive

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 1:28

Casualties pour into packed hospitals in Gaza as Israel continues its offensive, losing three soldiers overnight.
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Israeli forces split Gaza in two

Monday, January 5th 2009, 1:43
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip

Fighting in Gaza rages into the night as Israeli forces backed by heavy armour effectively cut the territory in two.
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