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Israel and Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

A Palestinian family calls for answers as to why an Israeli air strike hit their relatives’ home in the Gaza Strip, killing a pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter. Only kilometres away, Israelis who spent the night rushing to bomb shelters due to a barrage of rockets and mortars from the Palestinian enclave say they are fed up and fear for their children.

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Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

Smoke plumes rise over the Gaza Strip following Israeli air strikes. Israel’s army said it launched air strikes on Gaza after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave, with injuries reported on both sides.

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Israel blocks fuel supplies to Gaza

Trucks are seen at the gate of the partially closed Kerem Shalom crossing, the main passage point for goods entering Gaza. Israel again blocked Thursday fuel supply to the Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites.

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Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border. UPDATED VERSION.

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Gaza truce largely holds after Israeli strikes

A ceasefire announced by Hamas largely held Saturday after a wave of deadly air strikes across the Gaza Strip sparked by the death of an Israeli soldier shot near the border.