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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends his military for ‘quick and forceful’ retaliation

The creator of hit TV drama Homeland Gideon Raff has condemns MoD for running a 'crude animal laboratory'

Homeland creator urges MoD to stop shooting live pigs

The creator of hit TV drama Homeland has condemned the Ministry of Defence for running a "crude animal laboratory" in which live pigs are shot with high-powered rifles so army medics can practise surgery on them.

Several people were wounded after a bomb destroyed a bus in Tel Aviv yesterday

Bombs both sides of the border, but it's Gaza that's been reduced to rubble

Israel's air strikes have dismantled the infrastructure of the under-siege city with precision

The funeral of members of the Daloo family in Gaza City yesterday; 11 members of the family were killed on Sunday in an Israeli missile attack on their house

'They killed my son. Why? There will be no answer'

Members of the family which lost four generations in one Israeli attack tell Kim Sengupta of a loss which has left them in despair

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal giving a press conference in Cairo yesterday

Ceasefire hopes slim after death toll passes 100

Hamas sticks to demand for end to Israeli blockade as UN chief arrives for talks

Palestinian militants fire missiles at Tel Aviv in latest escalation of Gaza violence

Twenty-four hours after the proud boast of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel had severely damaged the long-range missile capabilities of Palestinian militants in Gaza with a ferocious barrage of air-to-surface missiles and naval artillery, two Fajr-5 rockets fired by Islamic Jihad landed just south of Israel's densely-populated commercial heartland on Thursday evening.

Three Israelis killed in Gaza rocket strike as violence escalates

Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire today, killing three people as the Israeli military continued with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets.

Birth of a nation: Adan raises an improvised Israeli flag at Eilat in
March 1949, indicating the end of the War of Independence

General Avraham Adan: Soldier who raised the 'Ink Flag' that signalled the birth of Israel

He was one of the few generals to survive public criticism after the Yom Kippur War in 1973

Gunmen kill 16 Egyptian soldiers on border with Gaza and Israel

Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops.

Uri Blau allegedly based a story on IDF documents stolen by Anat Kamm

Haaretz journalist Uri Blau to face charges over leaks of West Bank military operation

An Israeli journalist is to be indicted for possession of classified Israel Defence Forces (IDF) documents in a decision strongly criticised yesterday by the head of the country's Press Council.

Turkey proposes charges against Israeli military over 2010 Gaza blockade deaths

Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has asked a court to approve murder charges against members of Israel's military for the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish ship that tried to break an Israeli blockade to reach Gaza in 2010.

Palestinian shot as Israeli troops stand by

An Israeli human rights group has released a video that suggests Israeli soldiers stood by while Jewish settlers opened fire on Palestinians in the West Bank, wounding one.

Israel security chiefs call for killers' homes to be pulled down

Israel's security services are calling for the punitive demolition of the family homes of two Palestinian men who murdered several members of a Jewish settler family more than a year ago.

Playtech buying assets from founder

The founder and largest shareholder of the online gaming technology company Playtech is selling a series of businesses and a property to the group in deals totalling almost £90m.

Airlines refuse to let pro-Palestinians fly to join protest

Hundreds of police were deployed at Israel's main airport yesterday to detain activists flying in to protest against the country's occupation of Palestinian territory.

Deal with settlers over illegal outpost 'a disgrace'

Jewish settlers have agreed to leave the largest unauthorised outpost in the occupied West Bank and move to a nearby hill in a compromise deal with the Israeli government that an anti-settler advocacy group denounced as "a disgrace".

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