A covert mission apparently went awry on Sunday, leaving one Israeli soldier and at least seven Palestinians dead and setting off a flurry of rocket fire and airstrikes.

Hamas denounces ‘cowardly’ attack in which one of its commanders died as Netanyahu cuts short Paris trip

IDF spokesman reported that one IDF officer was killed and another officer was moderately wounded during an operation by special forces in Gaza. IDF drones

Deadly clash erupts during Israel operation in Gaza

An exchange of fire erupted during an Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing six Palestinians and an Israeli soldier, officials said, while potentially dashing hopes that a recent agreement would restore calm.

The Latest: Israel says soldier killed in Gaza clashes The Latest: Israel says soldier killed in Gaza clashes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on a fresh wave of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip (all times local): 2:05

Six killed, including Hamas military commander, in Israeli raid in Gaza

Heavy exchange of fire began after IDF forces reportedly began operating inside Gaza ■ Wave of rocket alarm sirens sound in border communities, Iron Dome intercepts two projectiles ■ IDF states no soldiers abducted during incident

Palestinians mark anniversary of Arafat's death

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinians on Sunday (Nov 11) marked 14 years since the death of iconic leader Yasser Arafat, with their ...

Fresh fighting erupts amid efforts to ease Gaza violence

At least six Palestinians have been killed as a fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

The Latest: Israel says soldier killed in Gaza clashes

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The latest on a fresh wave of fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip (all times local):

Netanyahu cuts Paris meeting short over Gaza flareup

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Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to Gaza Netanyahu defends Qatari cash infusion to Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has defended allowing Qatar to transfer millions of dollars to Hamas-run Gaza despite criticism from within his own government over the move aimed at restoring calm after months of unrest.

A new proposal for the Gaza Strip

The plan is based around a simple idea: Establish an Israeli desalination plant, built on Israeli land, funded by Saudi Arabia, the Europeans and others, that provides clean water to Gaza.