Israel will no longer stage large-scale manoeuvres on the occupied Golan Heights in order not to raise tensions with neighbouring Syria, military sources were reported as saying on Thursday.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved a measure Thursday to begin cutting off electricity to Gaza, which Israel recently declared a "hostile territory," according to a spokeswoman for Barak.
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that meetings have taken place between Israel and the Islamist movement Hamas which controls the Gaza Strip.
The United States has brought forward a planned sale of advanced F-35 warplanes to Israel as part of efforts by the two allies to maintain a military advantage over Iran, an Israeli newspaper reported on Thursday.
Ratcheting up pressure on Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, Israel prepared to cut electricity supplies to Gazans in retaliation for an escalation in cross-border rocket and mortar attacks by Palestinian militants.
Defence Minister Ehud Barak approved on Thursday the reduction of Israel's power supplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rocket attacks which the Israeli military has failed to stop.
Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip are using Google Earth to select targets in Israel for rocket attacks.
Dubai • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said yesterday that officials from the Islamist group Hamas were holding meetings with Israel to end the blockade of Gaza and ease access for goods and people.
Israel's defence minister backs a plan to cut electricity and fuel supplies to Gaza to try to halt rocket attacks.
ISRAEL is refusing medical treatment to dying Palestinian patients as part of its campaign of sanctions against the civilian population of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, Israeli human rights activists claimed yesterday.