January 30, 2009 |
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stalked off the stage at the World Economic Forum red-faced after reproaching Israeli President Shimon Peres over the Gaza offensive by saying, "You kill people." Peres passionately defended Israel's three-week offensive aimed at Hamas, launched in reaction to eight years of sporadic rocket fire at southern Israel. About 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died in the fighting.
August 14, 1992 |
The leader of a dissident Afghan rebel group offered a one-day cease-fire to let foreigners leave Kabul, where at least 100 people died in blistering rocket fire. A spokesman for the fundamentalist Hezb-i-Islami group said its leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, offered the conditional cease-fire in response to Wednesday's U.N. Security Council call for a halt to fighting between Hezb-i-Islami and the interim government so that foreigners could leave.
December 27, 2008 |
A crude rocket fired by Palestinian militants Friday fell short of its target in Israel, striking a house in the northern Gaza Strip and killing two schoolgirls. The attack came as Israel sent mixed signals as to how it might respond to continuing Palestinian rocket fire. Israeli defense officials say politicians have approved a large-scale incursion into the territory once rainy conditions clear.
November 22, 2009 |
Israeli planes carried out airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip today, injuring seven people, Palestinian medical workers said. An Israeli army spokesman said the strikes had targeted two factories in central and northern Gaza used to make weapons and a smuggling tunnel under the border with Egypt. The spokesman said the airstrikes were in response to a rocket fired from Gaza Saturday. The rocket landed near the city of Sderot, causing no injuries or damage, he said.