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  • Mahmoud Abbas under fire

    July 17, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Amid rumors that a cease-fire between Israel and the Islamist Hamas movement is close after ten days of Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is coming...

  • U.S. asks Israel to do more to protect Gaza civilians

    July 17, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    The United States on Thursday called on Israel to do more to prevent Palestinian civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants after four children were killed on a beach in the Gaza Strip.

    Even while stepping up U.S. pressure for Israeli restraint, State Department...

  • Hamas says Israel’s ground invasion will have ‘dreadful consequences’

    July 17, 2014 | 1:34 pm

    Hamas said Israel's ground incursion into the Gaza Strip that started on Thursday would have "dreadful consequences."

    "It does not scare the Hamas leaders or the Palestinian people," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told Reuters. "We warn (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu of the dreadful consequences of such a foolish act."

    Reporting by Nidal al-MUghrabi; Writing by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Jeffrey Heller and Robin Pomeroy

  • IDF soldiers’ anthem: ‘We will yet return to Gush Katif’

    July 17, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Some of the Israeli soldiers stationed on the Gaza border are calling for Israel to resettle the Gaza Strip — in song.

    In a video posted yesterday, a group of soldiers recorded “The Protective Edge Anthem,” named after Israel’s 10-day-old operation in Gaza, which has so far...

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  • Rockets strike Israel during humanitarian cease-fire

    July 17, 2014 | 8:51 am

    Rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel two hours after a humanitarian cease-fire went into effect.

    Israel halted its aerial fire on Gaza at 10 a.m. Thursday, as agreed upon the previous evening. The rockets violating the cease-fire targeted the Eshkol region...

  • Israel sets temporary Gaza truce

    July 16, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    The Israeli military agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to allow civilians in Gaza to resupply their households with basic necessities.

    The cease-fire will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday  and last for five hours, the Israel Defense Forces announced Wednesday evening. During the...

  • Israeli naval shelling kills four boys on Gaza beach, medics say

    July 16, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israeli shelling killed four boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, a local health official said, and Palestinian militants fired a further 70 rockets into Israel after a failed Egyptian attempt to halt more than a week of warfare.

    Israel urged the evacuation of several districts in...

  • Gaza fighting a reality show for rocket-weary Israelis

    July 15, 2014 | 11:22 am

    Sitting on a leather sofa in flip-flops and shorts, smoking and eating snacks, a group of middle-aged Israeli men look like they are watching a soccer match on TV, but they are perched atop a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip watching a very different kind of contest.

    The buzz of...

  • Israel debates efficacy of military ground operation

    July 15, 2014 | 10:24 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    Standing in a well-furnished bomb-shelter in the southern town of Sderot, former deputy Israeli army chief-of-staff Uzi Dayan says that a large-scale ground invasion of the Gaza Strip is the only way to ensure that Israel completes...

  • Avigdor Lieberman: Israel should retake Gaza

    July 15, 2014 | 8:49 am

    Israel’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, said Israel should retake the Gaza Strip in the current military operation.

    “Israel must go all the way in Gaza. The world must give us its full backing to go all the way,” Lieberman said Tuesday afternoon at a news conference at the...

  • Hamas tells Palestinian civilians to stay in homes in face of Israeli warnings

    July 14, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Hamas leaders called on Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to return to their homes and ignore Israeli warnings of an impending military operation.

    “To all of our people who have evacuated their homes – return to them immediately and do not leave the house,” said a...

  • Jerusalem targeted anew by rockets, Netanyahu hurried to safe room

    July 10, 2014 | 2:41 pm

    As rockets from the Gaza Strip targeted Jerusalem for a second straight day, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken to a special safe room.

    Two of the rockets fired Thursday afternoon were intercepted by Iron Dome and two landed in open areas.

    The armed wings of...

  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza

    July 8, 2014 | 10:27 am

    At least 20 people were killed across Gaza on Tuesday, Palestinian officials said, by a bombardment Israel said may be just the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets reached hit unprecedented depths of its interior.

    Israelis ran for cover as...

  • Israeli troops kill 4 gunmen who slip in from Gaza by sea

    July 8, 2014 | 10:25 am

    Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinian gunmen who slipped into southern Israel by sea from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, the army said.

    Hamas, the dominant force in Gaza, claimed responsibility for the infiltration at Zikim beach, which occurred as Israel bombed the Palestinian...

  • Rockets from Gaza intercepted over Tel Aviv

    July 8, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two rockets over Tel Aviv fired from the Gaza Strip.

    The interception over central Israel occurred on Tuesday evening, according to media reports.

    Color Red alert sirens had been heard throughout the Gush Dan area of central...

  • Stepped-up Gaza operation could last long time, Israeli defense chief says

    July 8, 2014 | 8:33 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli military to “take off the gloves” against Hamas, as Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon prepared the public for a long campaign in Gaza.

    “Hamas chose to escalate the situation and it will pay a heavy price for doing so,” Netanyahu said...

  • Hamas steps up rocket fire, Israel says ready for escalation

    July 7, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    Hamas stepped up rocket fire at southern Israeli towns and Israel called up reserve troops on Monday in anticipation of a possible escalation of hostilities with the Islamist group that dominates the Gaza Strip.

    The armed wing of the Palestinian group said it fired dozens of...

  • Israel names two Hamas militants as key suspects in kidnappings

    June 26, 2014 | 11:48 am

    Israel on Thursday named two Hamas Islamists as leading suspects in the June 12 kidnappings of three Israeli teenagers, in the most concrete report yet of results after weeks of searches in the West Bank.

    An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed reports that troops were seeking...

  • Arab Spring: Where are the women?

    By David Suissa

    June 24, 2014 | 3:45 pm

    Every time I see something in the Middle East that disgusts me, it’s usually associated with men. It’s not that women can’t be violent and evil, or that men can’t be compassionate and kind. It’s simply that the vast majority of evil in that part of the world — or, for that matter,...

  • Israel bombs Gaza targets in retaliation for rocket fire

    June 17, 2014 | 8:48 am

    Israel’s Air Force bombed four terror sites in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket attack from Gaza on southern Israel.

    The airstrikes late Monday night hit a terror activity site in the southern Gaza Strip, a weapon manufacturing facility in the northern Gaza Strip, and...

  • Netanyahu demands assistance from Abbas, who condemns kidnapping

    June 16, 2014 | 10:43 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he expected his assistance in the return of three teens believed to have been kidnapped.

    Monday’s conversation was the first between the two leaders in more than a year. Abbas later...

  • Israel retaliates for attacks from Gaza, Syria

    June 2, 2014 | 9:16 am

    Israel’s military returned fire on its northern and southern borders in response to attacks from the Gaza Strip and Syria.

    Several mortars were fired on Israel from Syria on Monday morning, with one explosive landing near an Israeli army outpost on Mount Hermon. No one was...

  • Hamas executes two men in Gaza as spies for Israel

    May 7, 2014 | 1:41 pm

    Two Palestinians were executed in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday as Israeli spies, the enclave's Islamist Hamas government said, adding they had helped the Jewish state's armed forces carry out lethal operations.

    The condemned men, one of whom was hanged and the other shot by firing...

  • Israeli strike injures bystanders after missing Islamic Jihad operative

    April 23, 2014 | 12:46 pm

    An Israeli airstrike missed its target — an Islamic Jihad operative in the Gaza Strip — and injured bystanders.

    The operative was riding a motorcycle with a passenger on Wednesday who reportedly was about to launch a rocket attack on Israel. The Palestinian Maan news agency put...

  • Israel promotes plans for 2,372 settler homes in the West Bank

    March 21, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israel has promoted building plans for 2,372 homes in eight Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the past month, on land the Palestinians want for a future state, an anti-settlement watchdog has said.

    The plans, the largest of which is for 839 homes in the Ariel settlement...

  • Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call

    March 13, 2014 | 12:50 pm

    A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.

    The clashes have been the most intense...

  • IDF strikes 29 Gaza sites after barrage of rockets hits southern Israeli cities

    March 12, 2014 | 3:38 pm

    Israel’s Air Force attacked 29 sites in the Gaza Strip after more than 40 rockets and mortars were fired from Gaza at communities in southern Israel.

    The Israel Defense Forces responded to Wednesday evening’s rocket attacks, hitting what it called in a statement 29 “terror...

  • Israeli airstrike retaliates against Gaza terrorists, reportedly killing 3

    March 11, 2014 | 10:17 am

    A retaliatory airstrike by Israel killed three Islamic Jihad terrorists in the southern Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinians were members of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported following the deadly strike on Tuesday...

  • Iran accuses Israel of faking ship raid

    March 7, 2014 | 1:09 pm

    Iran accused Israel of faking a raid on a ship laden with arms bound for the Gaza Strip.

    “An Iranian ship carrying arms for Gaza. Captured just in time for annual [American Israel Public Affairs Committee] anti-Iran campaign,” Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, said...

  • Court bans activities of Islamist Hamas in Egypt

    March 4, 2014 | 9:40 am

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday banned all Hamas activities in Egypt in another sign that the military-backed government aims to squeeze the Palestinian Islamist group that rules the neighboring Gaza Strip.

    Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, which the authorities...

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