Australia says 20 of its citizens were evacuated to Egypt from Gaza

Several foreign nationals walk after passing the Rafah border crossing between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, in Rafah, Egypt, 01 November 2023. EFE-EPA/STRINGER

Sydney, Australia, Nov 2 (EFE).- Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said Thursday that 20 Australians and two family members, as well as a permanent resident, were evacuated to Egypt through the Rafah crossing, under an agreement brokered by Qatar with Israel and Hamas. ” after so much international lobbying, I’m just so relieved that … Read more

Israel announces ‘full offense’ against Gaza without ‘restraints’

File photo of Israel's Defence Minister Yoav Gallant in Athens, Greece, 4 May 2023. EFE/EPA/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

Jerusalem, Oct 10 (EFE).- Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant announced Tuesday that the country will launch a “full offense” against the Gaza Strip that will completely change the situation and called Hamas militants “human animals.” “I have released all the restraints, we have (regained) control of the area, and we are moving to a full … Read more

Hamas threatens to execute Israeli civilian hostages if unannounced bombardment continues

File photo of Abu Obeida, spokesman for the Al-Qassam Brigades (the armed wing of Hamas), during a press conference in Gaza City, 26 March 2010. EFE / Ali Ali

Gaza, Oct 9 (EFE).- The Islamist group Hamas threatened on Monday to “publicly” execute Israeli civilian hostages if Israel continues its indiscriminate shelling of the Gaza Strip without warning residents. “Any attack on innocent homes in Gaza without prior warning and alarm will be met with the public execution of a hostage,” Abu Obeida, spokesman … Read more

Gaza-Israel war out of control: more than 430 dead in one day

Palestinians inspect the destroyed surrounding of the Palestine Tower after Israeli warplanes targeted it in Gaza City, 07 October 2023. Rocket barrages were launched from the Gaza Strip early 07 October in a surprise attack on Israel claimed by the Islamist movement Hamas. IEFE/EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

Jerusalem/Gaza, Oct. 7 (EFE) – Heavy Israeli bombardment of Gaza, more than 3,000 rockets fired from the Strip into Israel, fighting against Palestinian militias that still control Israeli territory and dozens of Israeli hostages marked the war that broke out Saturday. The day ends with at least 430 dead on both sides in a matter … Read more

Israeli PM vows to ‘deepen hold’ on land in fight against terrorism

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a speech during the annual ceremony for Remembrance Day for fallen soldiers (Yom HaZikaron) at the Yad LaBanim Memorial in Jerusalem, 24 April 2023. EFE/EPA/MARC ISRAEL SELLEM

Jerusalem, Apr 25 (EFE).- Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday vowed to counter terrorism by strengthening Israel’s territorial claims, as the country marked Memorial Day, which commemorates fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism.  Netanyahu’s remarks during a ceremony at Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem come amid heightened tensions between Israelis and Palestinians. … Read more

Protests in Israel resume after president’s failure to mediate

Protesters wave Israeli flags and shout slogans as they walk along Ayalon main highway during a protest against the Israeli government's plan to reform the justice system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 16 (EFE).- Hundreds of Israelis on Thursday hit the streets again to decry controversial judicial reforms a day after president Isaac Herzog proposed alternative changes that were rejected by the far-right government. The protests, which the organizers dubbed a “day of resistance to the dictatorship,” began early on the day in more than … Read more

Israel’s judicial reforms approved in first parliamentary hearing

Police tries to separate protesters who tied themeselves with plastic pipes and iron chains outside the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, 14 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 13 (EFE).- The Israeli parliament on Tuesday approved in an initial hearing a controversial bill that would allow a simple parliamentary majority to overturn Supreme Court rulings, a key element of a broader judicial overhaul that has sparked the country’s largest protests in decades. The so-called annulment clause was approved by 61 votes … Read more

Israeli gov’t steps up demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem

Two girls play in the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood, in occupied East Jerusalem, 3 March 2023. EFE/ Joan Mas Autonell

By Joan Mas Autonell Jerusalem, Mar 3 (EFE).- Palestinian families watching on as bulldozers guarded by police demolish their homes has long been a common sight in East Jerusalem, but the frequency of forceful evictions has risen sharply since the right-wing Israeli government took power last year. That is what happened to Rateb Mater, a … Read more

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades to disperse crowd protesting reforms

Tel Aviv (Israel), 01/03/2023.- Police hold back demonstrators blocking the Ayalon Road in the city center during an anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2023. People have been protesting all over the country against the government's justice system reform. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Mar 1 (EFE).- Several people were arrested in Israel on Wednesday during another round of mass protests against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms. Waving Israeli flags and banners calling for “democracy”, demonstrators in several Israeli cities blocked roads and disrupted trains in what they described as another “day of rage” against … Read more