December 19th - Palestinian militants on Saturday engaged Israeli troops that rolled in northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya, according to a statement. In the statement to local press, the military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) said its gunmen exchanged fire with an Israeli army force after spotting it entering the northwest parts of the town. There has been no reports on casualties in both sides following the 15-minute confrontation
December 22nd - A blast wounded three Palestinian militants in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medical sources and witnesses said. The witnesses said an explosive device went off prematurely as the fighters were carrying it in al-Burij refugee camp. According to the witnesses, the militants were apparently going to plant the explosives on a route the Israeli army uses when entering the border areas east of the camp. One of the fighters was seriously injured, the medical sources added. The identities of the wounded or the militant group they belong to were unrevealed.
December 26th - Israeli forces killed six Palestinians in separate incidents in the West Bank and Gaza early Saturday, acts that quickly drew Palestinian condemnation.The first incident happened in the West Bank city of Nablus, where the Israeli military killed three Palestinians it said were responsible for the death of an Israeli civilian in the West Bank this week.Israeli forces entered Nablus overnight to locate the suspects and killed them Saturday morning. She said all three men were known militants associated with Fatah militant groups. The operation in Nablus followed a separate incident Saturday morning, in which three Palestinians were killed in an Israeli airstrike along the northern border between Gaza and Israel.The three men were observed moving along the Palestinian side of the border fence, a spokesman for the Israeli military told CNN. The Israelis fired warning shots but the men continued to move along the fence, at which point an Israeli military aircraft fired at and killed the men
An explosion in a Beirut, Lebanon, suburb killed two members of the Hamas militant group and injured two others, a Hamas representative announced Sunday.The Saturday night blast went off in the basement of a building used as a parking garage near the site of a Hamas office, said Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative in Lebanon. Hamdan said bodyguards Hassan Haddad and Bassel Joma'ah were killed in the blast. Hamas, an Islamist fundamentalist group, is based in the disputed territory of Gaza.The blast site in Haret Hreik, a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon's capital city, was cordoned off by Hezbollah
December 27th - A young Israeli woman was moderately wounded on Sunday when Palestinian militants hurled a firebomb at the bus in which she was riding south of the West Bank city of Hebron. This was the second attack in less than a week against Israelis traveling on West Bank roads
Janurary 1st - The armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) claimed responsibility on Friday of firing two rockets from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel on Thursday night. Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the PFLP armed wing, said in a leaflet sent to reporters on Friday that its members fired two (Grad) Russian-made rockets on Thursday night from Gaza at the southern Israel town of Nitivot. "Firing the two rockets is to reiterate that armed resistance will continue against the Israeli occupation and its massacres and wars against our innocent people," said the leaflet. It added that "the armed resistance and the national Palestinian unity are the shortest way to liberate the occupied territories and get rid of the military occupation," calling on other factions to strongly hit Israel by all means. Meanwhile, Israeli Radio reported that two Grad rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday night at an opened area in Negev in southern Israel causing no harms or casualties. Israel hasn't yet responded to the rockets attacks, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened two days ago that Israel would respond to every single rocket that Gaza militants fire at Israel. Earlier on Friday, the Popular Resistance Committee (PRC), a small Gaza militant group, had also claimed responsibility for firing four mortar shells at Israeli army vehicles near the borders between southern Gaza Strip and Israel.
Residents of Jabaliya, in the northern Gaza Strip blamed the Israeli army for an explosion on Friday evening.
Local sources told Ma’an that at least one Israeli shell landed at around 8pm an area believed to be used by guerillas to fire homemade rockets into Israel.
The An-Nasser Salah Ad-Din Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed the shelling in a statement received by Ma’an
Gaza militants fired at least one mortar shell at Israel on Friday, just one day after militants fired Grad rockets at southern Israel, one of which hit the southern town of Netivot.
The mortar landed in Palestinian territory, and there were no reports of casualties or damage.
Israeli F16 warplanes and tanks had carried out late on Friday night five successive air and ground strikes on targets in eastern and southern Gaza Strip, wounding five people, medics and witnesses said.
The witnesses said that Israeli F16 warplane fired two missiles, while tanks fired two shells that all landed at empty zones east and northeast of Gaza City, adding that five people were injured.
Paramedics said that local ambulances took five Palestinians from eastern Gaza for medical treatment at Gaza hospitals after they were injured. They said that the five have been lightly injured.
Meanwhile, Hamas security sources said that Israeli F16 warplanes carried out a fifth air raid on a post that belonging to militants from Islamic Hamas movement in southern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported.
IAF planes attacked three targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Friday and on Saturday morning, a day after Palestinians fired Grad-type rockets at Netivot.
An IAF helicopter lets off flares for protection while operating over the Gaza Strip.
The IAF bombed a number of smuggling tunnels in southern, central and northern Gaza. Palestinian media sources reported that two people, including a child, were wounded in the strikes.
In a statement, the IDF confirmed the strikes, stating explicitly that the reason behind the targeting of Gaza was Thursday night's rocket attack on Netivot. There were no casualties or damage reported in that attack.
Israeli war jets on Monday evening carried out two separate air raids on Palestinian militants in northern and eastern Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported, witnesses and security sources said.
A Palestinian militant was killed and four wounded during an Israeli airstrike in southeastern Gaza Strip late Tuesday, witnesses and medical sources said.
An Israeli drone fired a rocket on a group of militants that was monitoring the security fence separating between Israel and Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip, killing one and wounding four, the witnesses said.
The fighters were apparently planning to fire a missile into the Israeli lands, added the witnesses.
Cross-border gunfire killed an Egyptian policeman and wounded five Palestinians on Wednesday after youths hurled rocks over the border fence during a protest in southern Gaza, officials said.
The 21-year-old officer succumbed to his wounds in hospital in the divided border town of Rafah, an Egyptian security official said.
Witnesses in Gaza said shots were fired from both sides of the border and medics said five Palestinians suffered serious gunshot wounds.
Witnesses said the Egyptians opened fire after about 200 young Palestinians hurled stones at them. An Egyptian security official said nine policemen were slightly wounded by the stone-throwing.
Fifteen Palestinians were wounded when Hamas security officials used batons and tear-gas, and fired shots in the air, to disperse the stone-throwers.
GOC Southern Command Yoav Galant warned Wednesday that the quiet Israel is currently experiencing along the Gaza border may only be temporary, adding that the IDF was prepared to face tensions should they arise.
Galant also urged civilians in the Negev to "prepare themselves for another round of fighting."
The Israel Air Force dropped thousands of fliers over Gaza on Thursday, after Palestinian militants launched a barrage of at least ten mortar shells at Israel, none of which caused injuries or damage. Six shells exploded in the northwestern Negev, three others struck near the Kerem Shalom crossing with Gaza, while another exploded in the coastal strip. The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility Thursday for the mortar fire.
Israel launched three air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, witnesses and the Islamist group Hamas said, after a day in which about a dozen mortar bombs and rockets fired from the territory struck inside the Jewish state.
There were no immediate reports of casualties from the attacks in Gaza City and Khan Younis which caused explosions, and sent smoke and flames shooting into the air. There were also no casualties from the attacks on Israel
Israeli media reports said Israel had targeted a weapons factory in Gaza City.
Hamas, an Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said an Israeli warplane bombed a building in Gaza City that witnesses said appeared to belong to the Islamic Jihad militant group.
Israel later fired two missiles at targets in Khan Younis, a town in southern Gaza, witnesses said. At least one of the missiles struck in an uninhabited area near a school, and there were no immediate reports of casualties.
Israeli warplanes targeted a group of Palestinian militants in the central Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing three gunmen, the army and Palestinian medics said.
The Israeli military said they targeted the group "as they were preparing to fire rockets into Israel."
"We won't tolerate the firing of rockets into Israel and we will respond harshly as we did now," a military spokesman told AFP.
Earlier Palestinians fired four mortar rounds at southern Israel, without causing casualties.
The air raid struck east of Deir el-Balah in central Gaza, and the bodies of the three were taken to a hospital in the town, said Muawiya Hassanein, head of Gaza emergency services.
The dead were all members of the militant Islamic Jihad group, he said.