Two hurt as Israel hits Gaza targets over 'arson balloons'

An Israeli and a Croatian pilot pose together in a video released by the Croatian Ministry of Defense

Al-Ayyam and al-Hayat al-Jadida said that Fatah called on Hamas to respond to national unity efforts and not to accept any truce with Israel in exchange for humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces on the Gaza border four months ago has died, the health ministry in the coastal enclave has said. "Hamas is losing its capability to attack Israel every day".

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are under way to mediate a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas who have fought three wars since 2008.Hamas officials had no immediate comment on the ship´s seizure. He was referring to Hamas's violent takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

The video of the sea barrier was posted to Lieberman's Twitter account today (AEST), as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened his Security Cabinet to discuss an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

"The suffering of our people, and the 12-year blockade imposed with no guilt on their part, requires that all Palestinian leaders search for a real solution to this suffering. without giving concessions when it comes to the known and outstanding positions and rights of our people", the Hamas official said.

Rick Gates Set to Testify Against Ex-Boss Paul Manafort
Under cross examination, she said at the time she believed Manafort was directing Gates' actions and "knew what was going on". Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud and failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18 - ministry
Eighteen people have been killed in a horrific helicopter crash after its blades hit cargo hanging off another helicopter. Meanwhile, black boxes from the Mi-8 have already been retrieved from the crash site, but their condition is yet unclear.

Steve Nicol predicts where Arsenal will finish in Premier League this season
It's up to him to find the right configuration, but it's an exciting prospect for Arsenal regardless. The Spaniard generally prefers to use one central striker in either a 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-4-1 formation .

Israel made a decision to erect a sea barrier in 2014, when several Hamas gunmen tried to enter Israel by sea but were shot dead by soldiers.

There are more than 4000 fishers and around 700 boats in the Gaza Strip providing livelihood to at least 70.000 Palestinians, while the Israeli military and navy keep attacking them, kidnapping them and confiscating their boats, in addition to the dozens of casualties, including fatalities, resulting from these violations.

Incendiary balloons and flaming kites launched by Gazans have wreaked havoc in the Israeli communities surrounding Gaza since April, sparking fires that have scorched thousands of acres of farmlands and countryside.

On Friday, firefighters had worked to extinguish 16 blazes caused by incendiary balloons across Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Israeli Fire and Rescue Services said.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top King K. Rool Joins Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:13
Rool are entirely new, as Richter, Chrom , and Dark Samus are all echo characters that are essentially clones of other fighters. Castlevania wasn't the only source of new fighters in the Direct announcement, with Donkey Kong nemesis King K.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla’s Big Question: Better or Worse Off as Private Company
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:07
However, Musk expects the shareholders to agree with him and allow him to take the company private again. Alternatively, stockholders can hold on to their shares, which would become privately-traded.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Germany warns US Iran sanctions could cause Middle East 'chaos'
Aug 09, 2018 - 09:04
Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday. At current market rates, the imports are worth about $15bn.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Melania Trump backs LeBron after president attack
Aug 08, 2018 - 03:59
The spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a question on whether the first lady planned to visit the I Promise school . And Lemon made it clear, he's seen sign after sign after sign that Trump is peddling blatant racism.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PM Narendra Modi mourns Karunanidhi's death; will be in Chennai tomorrow
Aug 08, 2018 - 01:00
Jayalalithaa , another powerful leader from Tamil Nadu whose death sparked a huge outpouring of grief. When Mr Annadurai died in 1969, Mr Karunanidhi, then in his 40s, took over leadership of the DMK.

Musk Says in Tweet He Is Considering Taking Tesla Private
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:55
Elon Musk has had a bumpy relationship with investors as of late, and has taken Twitter to lash out at short sellers repeatedly. Despite the unfolding media " shitshow ", Musk still seems to view privatization as an "enormous opportunity for us all ".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Mourinho tells Manchester United: Sign players or expect hard season
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:45
Bayern Munich stars Franck Ribery and David Alaba have urged Jerome Boateng to reject the advances of Manchester United . Manuel Neuer insisted that Boateng would be "missed" at Bayern were he to leave and Alaba echoed his sentiments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oman issues statement on Saudi-Canada stand-off
Aug 08, 2018 - 00:35
A handful of Canadian companies operate in Saudi Arabia and could potentially be affected by the ongoing trade battle. State Department official said the United States had asked Riyadh for details on the detention of activists.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Announces Android 9 Pie, Available Now For Pixel Devices
Aug 07, 2018 - 01:56
With it, you'll be able to get important info from inside your apps without actually launching them. Android 9 Pie had previously only been available to those willing to install the beta software.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five people killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot
Aug 07, 2018 - 01:15
The plane was about one mile from its destination, John Wayne Airport, before the crash. The car's owner was fortunately inside the mall shopping when their auto was hit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Advisors Reportedly Telling Trump to Stop Tweeting About the Trump Tower Meeting
Aug 07, 2018 - 01:02
The meeting took place in Trump tower in NY , and the president originally claimed it concerned the issue of global adoptions. Trump has denied he had any prior knowledge of the meeting and repeated that claim on Sunday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Five things we learned from the Community Shield
Aug 07, 2018 - 00:54
Guardiola will also want to send out a statement of intent ahead of the kick off of the new Premier League season next weekend. Asked if City would swoop before Thursday's transfer deadline, Guardiola said: "I don't know".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran's leader links talks with USA to lifting sanctions
Aug 07, 2018 - 00:45
The US was an original signatory to the agreement with Iran, along with Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the EU. The measures also aim to save the agreement meant to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions after the U.S abandoned the pact.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Urban Meyer Releases Statement Regarding Ohio State Investigation
Aug 05, 2018 - 04:02
Now, with the football season only weeks, the university has formed an independent panel to help decide Meyer's future. Meyer's future remains unclear as the team begins preparation for its opener September 1 at home against Oregon State.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA announces astronauts for first commercial spaceflights from U.S.
Aug 05, 2018 - 01:58
Mike Hopkins: Hopkins was raised on a farm near Richland, Missouri, and he has a master's in aerospace engineering. The Boeing and SpaceX crewed test missions are arguably the most anticipated spaceship test flights this century.