GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress.
In a blow to Israel’s economy and a public relations coup for Hamas, U.S. and European air carriers halted flights to the Jewish state citing concern over a militant rocket from Gaza that hit a house near Ben Gurion airport. Israel urged a re-think, saying its air space was safe.
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GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 23 (Reuters) – Israeli forces pounded
multiple sites across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including the
enclave’s sole power plant, and said it was meeting stiff
resistance from Hamas Islamists, as diplomats sought to end the
In a blow to Israel’s economy, U.S. and European air
carriers halted flights in and out of Tel Aviv citing security
worries after a militant rocket from Gaza hit a house near the
airport. Israel urged a re-think, saying its airspace was safe.
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and U.N. diplomats pursued talks on halting fighting that has claimed more than 500 lives.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held talks in neighboring Egypt, while U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was due to arrive in Israel later in the day. Both have voiced alarm at mounting civilian casualties.