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.
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.
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.
April 21, 2014 |
JERUSALEM -- Israeli warplanes struck several sites in the Gaza Strip on Monday following a barrage of rockets launched at southern Israel from the seaside enclave earlier in the day, a military spokesman said. According to an army statement, seven rockets were fired from Gaza early Monday, in addition to an anti-tank missile fired at an Israeli patrol. One rocket caused damage to civilian infrastructure in the Israeli town of Sderot but no injuries were reported. In response, Israel's air force targeted three sites in Gaza.