Jewish Journal

  • Israel U.N. envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza


    3 days ago

    Israel's U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

    "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumors are untrue," Prosor told reporters at the United Nations as the Security Council held an emergency meeting on the escalating crisis between Israel and Palestinians.

    Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Michael Urquhart

  • Hamas says an Israeli soldier has been captured; Gaza death toll jumps

    by Nidal al-Mughrabi and Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed.

    The Israeli military said it was checking on the reported...

  • 13 Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza City battle


    3 days ago

    Thirteen Israeli soldiers were killed in heavy fighting in a Gaza City neighborhood.

    The soldiers from the Golani Brigade were killed since late Saturday night in Shujaiya, the Israel Defense Forces announced Sunday evening, bringing the death toll of Israeli soldiers since the...

  • UN condemns Gaza rockets, alarmed by Israel ‘heavy response’


    5 days ago

    The United Nations condemned rocket fire into Israel from Gaza that ended a five hour humanitarian truce, but is "alarmed by Israel's heavy response," U.N. political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman told the U.N. Security Council on Friday.

    "Israel has legitimate security concerns,...

  • Ground invasion aims to destroy Hamas infrastructure

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    6 days ago

    For the first time in years, Israeli ground troops crossed into Gaza.

    Rather than just return to the status quo before the conflict of “quiet for quiet” — no Hamas missiles and no Israeli airstrikes — Israel’s stated objectives are to bring a sustained cessation to missile fire...

  • Israeli soldier dies in Gaza incursion


    6 days ago

    An Israeli soldier was killed in Israel’s Gaza Strip incursion, the first Israeli military casualty in the latest conflict.

    Eitan Barak, a sergeant with a Nahal unit, was killed by light arms fire during the initial stages of the incursion, Israeli media reported. The army was...

  • Focus on the tunnels, Kerry tells Netanyahu

    by JTA

    6 days ago

    Expressing concern about civilian casualties, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip should be a “precise” one, targeting Hamas tunnels.

    Kerry made the appeal during a telephone conversation late Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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