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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 22, 2014.
By United Press International

Israel reports finding large tunnel from Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said Friday it had found a tunnel from Gaza to Israel, with security sources telling the Jerusalem Post it's the biggest yet uncovered,
Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

Netanyahu to Cameron: Abbas must condemn random rocket fire on Israel

JERUSALEM, March 13 (UPI) -- Israeli leaders Thursday urged Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to condemn random rocket fire on Israel and warned of a similar action on Gaza.
Gaza, Israel declare ceasefire after two days of rocket attacks

Gaza, Israel declare ceasefire after two days of rocket attacks

March 13 (UPI) -- A ceasefire has been declared between Israel and Gaza after two days of rocket attacks by both sides.
JC Finley

Israel: New airstrike on Gaza a response to rocket barrage

JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- Israel launched its second airstrike on Gaza in two days Wednesday, responding to a barrage of rockets, military officials said.
US, UN condemn Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

US, UN condemn Gaza rocket attacks on Israel

March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State and the United Nations condemned rocket attacks launched Wednesday from Gaza into Israel.
JC Finley
Israeli airstrike killed 3 in Gaza

Israeli airstrike killed 3 in Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 11 (UPI) -- An Israeli air strike on Gaza killed three Palestinians Tuesday morning amid increasing violence and tension in the region.

Israel itemizes intercepted arms shipment from Iran to Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 10 (UPI) -- Hidden weapons recovered last week from an intercepted shipment from Iran to Gaza included rockets and mortar shells, the Israeli military said.

Vessel carrying alleged Iranian missiles escorted to Eilat

EILAT, Israel, March 8 (UPI) -- A cargo vessel allegedly carrying Iranian weapons destined for Gaza arrived Saturday in an Israeli port.
U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

U.S. congratulates Israel on Iranian missile seizure

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- The Pentagon said Iran should be held accountable for destabilizing the Middle East even while diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute are under way.

Israeli President Shimon Peres takes questions from Arab world

JERUSALEM, March 6 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres reached out to Muslim countries Thursday, holding an Internet session with people from North Africa and the Middle East.

Israeli troops board ship, seize missiles it says were bound for Gaza

JERUSALEM, March 5 (UPI) -- Israeli naval forces in the Red Sea Wednesday intercepted a vessel carrying medium-range missiles, officials said, adding that Iran was behind the shipment.
Israeli Defense Forces report capture of Iranian weapons destined for Gaza

Israeli Defense Forces report capture of Iranian weapons destined for Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 5 (UPI) -- The Israeli Defense Forces said Wednesday that Israel's navy had intercepted an Iranian weapons shipment en route to Gaza for use by "terrorist organizations."
JC Finley
CODEPINK co-founder detained, abused by Egyptian authorities

CODEPINK co-founder detained, abused by Egyptian authorities

CAIROMarch 4 (UPI) -- American citizen Medea Benjamin was detained in Egypt while en route to Gaza to join an international women's delegation, and was attacked in custody.
JC Finley
CODEPINK co-founder detained without explanation in Cairo

CODEPINK co-founder detained without explanation in Cairo

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- An American activist Tuesday said Egyptian police detained her at the airport in Cairo and broke her arm before she was deported to Turkey.
Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo banned all Hamas activity in Egypt and ordered the Hamas office in Cairo closed during the espionage trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Israeli group warns Oxfam over links to Palestinian terror group

JERUSALEM, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An Israeli legal rights group has urged the British-based charity Oxfam to cut ties with Palestinian organizations linked to terrorist groups.

Egyptian naval vessel fires at Palestinian fishing boat

GAZA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- An Egyptian naval ship fired warning shots at a Palestinian fishing boat early Saturday, officials said. No injuries were reported.
Kerry, Abbas meet for second day on core issues in Israeli peace talks

Kerry, Abbas meet for second day on core issues in Israeli peace talks

PARIS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The top U.S. diplomat and the head of the Palestinian Authority agreed to meet again Thursday to discuss key issues in peace talks with Israel, officials say.

Hamas leader: Abbas has no authority to engage in peace talks

RAFAH, Gaza, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- President Mahmoud Abbas has no authority to negotiate with Israel and the United States on behalf of the Palestinian people, a Hamas spokesman says.

Israeli airstrike hits underground rocket launcher in central Gaza

JERUSALEM, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The Israeli military said it attacked an underground rocket launcher in Gaza Tuesday to retaliate for a Palestinian rocket attack on southern Israel.
Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An idiom originating more than two plus centuries ago -- from an act of courage in meeting an enemy threat -- applies to an Obama administration choosing to ignore one.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Israeli warplane targets reputed jihadist in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Israel said the motorcyclist who reportedly narrowly escaped death in a Sunday airstrike was a member of a Palestinian jihadist ring.

Israel to help India develop missile defense shield

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Israel will reportedly collaborate with India, one of its key arms customers, to develop an integrated missile-defense system intended primarily to counter Chinese nuclear and conventional missiles.

Fears grow of new Israeli assault on Gaza amid rocket attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- There are growing concerns Israel may soon unleash a new punitive operation against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip after the military reported a dramatic increase in rocket attacks in January.
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