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  • The casualty war

    1 day ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    The latest round of fighting between Israel and Hamas extends far beyond the urban warfare playing out in the cities and towns of the Gaza Strip; the Israeli cities targeted by waves of Palestinian rockets; and the...

  • Gaza conflict to dent, not break Israel economy

    1 day ago

    Israel's war against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is expected to cost it billions of dollars, temporarily hurt economic growth and put pressure on the government's finances.

    Analysts and officials compare the current operation to a one-month war between Israel and...

  • Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign, Netanyahu says

    2 days ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip, squashing any hopes of a swift end to fighting that has already cost more than 1,000 lives.

    In a televised address, a grim-faced Netanyahu said that any...

  • Palestinian fighters raid Israel on Gaza ‘truce’ day

    2 days ago

    Palestinian fighters slipped into an Israeli village from the Gaza Strip and fought a gun battle with troops on Monday as an unofficial truce called for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr festival disintegrated.

    The clash, in which Israeli television said five gunmen were killed and the...

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  • U.N. chief alarmed as rockets found in Gaza school go missing

    1 week ago

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed alarm on Wednesday that 20 rockets found hidden in a United Nations school in the Gaza Strip had gone missing and directed the world body to deploy experts to deal with the situation.

    The main U.N. agency in Gaza, UNRWA, found the...

  • U.S. commits $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza

    1 week ago

    The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

    The money will be for “direct humanitarian assistance,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed Monday night in Cairo at a news conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban...

  • State Department warns Americans on Israel travel

    1 week ago

    The U.S. State Department warned American citizens to defer non-essential travel to Israel and the West Bank.

    The warning issued Monday also reaffirmed the “longstanding strong warning” to U.S. citizens against any travel to the Gaza Strip. It was reissued due to the “current...

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

    1 week 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

  • Israeli soldier dies in Gaza incursion

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks 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...

  • Mahmoud Abbas under fire

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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’

    2 weeks ago

    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’

    2 weeks ago

    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...

  • Rockets strike Israel during humanitarian cease-fire

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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

    3 weeks ago

    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...

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