The group accuses Israel of 'spreading lies' that it had agreed to stop its activities, as Hamas and Islamic Jihad were said to be pursuing talks with Egyptian intelligence for a deal to ease border tensions
Senior officers understand that the government is under pressure over its failure to stop incendiary kites and other attacks from Gaza, and that the chances of war have risen significantly over the past few days
My house in Kibbutz Nahal Oz is as close to the Gaza border fence as Capitol Hill is to the Washington Memorial and this weekend, my first back in almost a year, was the most violent in recent memory
Analysis Not Just Flaming Kites: What Could Really Ignite Next Round of Israel-Hamas Violence in Gaza
Gaza's economy is too dire for Hamas to come to terms with the existing situation: its leadership is willing to take risks to change the situation, even if it leads to war
In a new twist, Hamas has claimed responsibility for rocket fire. Israel has tried to break this new ‘balance of deterrence’ via its massive assault over 24 hours, but for now there is still no war in sight
It’s doubtful that the Israeli arsenal has a means for deterring 2 million people under brutal closure for 11 years now
After a harsh night in which rocket alerts blared throughout Gaza-border communities, Israelis living in the area express anxiety over mounting tensions and call for a strong military response against Hamas
Gazan traders tell Haaretz Israel's decision to close the only commercial crossing 'is the final nail in the coffin'
This year’s total is even greater than the large number launched at Israel in 2014, which helped trigger the last Gaza war
Security cabinet member Gilad Erdan calls to shoot at burning kite launchers: 'They're terrorists, their age doesn't matter'