All stories by Harinder Mishra
Gaza truce collapses, Israeli solider abductedRediff.com1 Aug 2014
Massive Israeli shelling killed at least 50 people in the Hamas-ruled Gaza following the collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire shortly after it began on Friday, while two of its soldiers were killed and another was abducted by Palestinian militant groups.
Israel mobilises 16,000 additional troops to intensify attacksRediff.com31 Jul 2014
Stepping up its offensive in Gaza, Israel has mobilised another 16,000 reservists to widen its 24-day military campaign against Hamas militants that has claimed more than 1,360 Palestinian lives, mostly civilians.
Israel intensifies Gaza attacks, 100 Palestinians killed in 1 dayRediff.com29 Jul 2014
Fighting between Israel and Hamas intensified in Gaza on Tuesday after a brief lull as both sides ignored international calls for restraint and the Jewish state warned of a "prolonged" war that has killed 1,088 Palestinians and 56 Israelis in more than three weeks.
Israel pounds Gaza despite global peace efforts; toll at 620Rediff.com23 Jul 2014
Israel on Tuesday bombed several mosques, a hospital and a stadium in Hamas-ruled Gaza even as international efforts intensified to broker a ceasefire to end the 15-day conflict that has killed 620 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.
Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 572Rediff.com22 Jul 2014
Israel on Monday pressed on with its heavy bombardment of Gaza and foiled major infiltration attempts by Hamas on the 14th day of the conflict that has killed 558 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, even as the United Nations and the United States called for an "immediate ceasefire".
4 Indians evacuated from Gaza on its deadliest dayRediff.com21 Jul 2014
Four Indian tailors working in Gaza for the last two years have been evacuated unharmed with the help of the Representative Office of India in Ramallah, a top United Nations official said.
Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, as Israel intensifies attacksRediff.com20 Jul 2014
Israel on Sunday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the United Nations chief set to visit the region.
Israel warns Gazans to flee as military campaign intensifiesRediff.com16 Jul 2014
Israel on Wednesday stepped up its offensive in Gaza, asking 100,000 Palestinians to flee their homes and threatening ground operations, as the death toll in the airstrikes climbed to 208 with tensions escalating following failed Egyptian cease-fire efforts.
Israel accepts Egypt's ceasefire, but Hamas rejects 'surrender'Rediff.com15 Jul 2014
Israel on Tuesday accepted an Egyptian-proposed ceasefire plan to halt its deadly offensive on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip but the Palestinian militant groups rejected it calling it "surrender", even as the death toll in the nine-day long conflict rose to 192.
Israel downs Hamas drone, death toll touches 177Rediff.com14 Jul 2014
Israel on Monday unleashed more airstrikes on Gaza and shot down a drone used for the first time by Hamas militants even as international pressure mounted on both to end the week-long conflict that has killed 177 Palestinians.
Israel hit by rockets from Lebanon: OfficialsRediff.com11 Jul 2014
Israel bombed the Gaza Strip for the fourth day on Friday, killing eight Palestinians and tensions heightened after militants fired rockets towards the Jewish state from Lebanon for the first time since the beginning of a confrontation with Hamas.
Rockets hit 'mini-India' town in IsraelRediff.com10 Jul 2014
Dimona, an Israeli town described as a 'mini-India' by many for its 7,500-strong Indian Jewish community and home to a nuclear reactor, came under rocket attack from Palestinian militant group Hamas on Thursday.
37 killed as Israel bombs Gaza, Hamas fires rocketsRediff.com9 Jul 2014
Israeli jets on Tuesday hit over 100 targets in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, killing at least 17 people, as the army mobilised 40,000 reservists to prepare for a "strong" ground offensive and warned the Palestinian group to be ready to pay a heavy price for its rocket attacks.
Israel strikes Gaza after Hamas rocket attacks, 17 injuredRediff.com8 Jul 2014
Israeli jets on Tuesday pounded 50 Hamas targets on the Gaza Strip injuring at least 17 Palestinians as part of a military offensive code-named 'Protective Edge' after a barrage of rockets hit southern Israel amid escalating tensions in the region.
Israel bids final farewell to controversial Ariel SharonRediff.com13 Jan 2014
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, hailed as a military hero at home and loathed in the Arab world as a war criminal, was on Monday laid to rest at his family ranch in southern Israel after a state funeral.