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  • 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

  • Florida teen detained in Israeli-Palestinian conflict returns home

    July 17, 2014 | 10:11 am

    A Florida teenager who was detained in Israel and apparently beaten by police returned home on Wednesday, eager to seek medical care and put behind him a summer trip that drew renewed world attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Tariq Khdeir, 15, was greeted by cheering...

  • Gaza humanitarian cease-fire goes into force

    July 17, 2014 | 12:19 am

    A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas came into force on Thursday, hours after the Israeli military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

    About a dozen Palestinian fighters tunneled under the border, emerging near an Israeli community,...

  • EU leaders call on Israelis, Palestinians to end violence

    July 16, 2014 | 4:54 pm

    European Union leaders on Wednesday called on Israelis and Palestinians to end violence and said they welcomed efforts, particularly from Egypt, to broker a cease-fire following more than a week of warfare.

    The leaders, meeting in Brussels, urged both sides to "de-escalate the...

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  • Obama backs Egypt cease-fire attempt between Israel, Palestinians

    July 16, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he supports Egypt's attempt to reach a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians to head off more deadly clashes.

    "The Israeli people and the Palestinian people don't want to live like this," he said. He said he would continue to encourage a diplomatic outcome.

    Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Jim Loney

  • The people of Israel live – Jerusalem, July 2014

    July 16, 2014 | 3:08 pm

    Montefiore’s windmill is the favorite wedding picture spot in Jerusalem. On any afternoon, bridal parties line up to take their photos before the landmark. Beautiful young women in glorious gowns are surrounded by giggling bridesmaids, as grooms wait nervously and parents beam with...

  • Sounds of war, overhead and on my Twitter feed

    By Simone Wilson

    July 16, 2014 | 2:01 pm

    When the first air-raid siren of summer 2014 screeched through Tel Aviv, my blood turned to ash. I was sitting in a coffee shop near my apartment, typing out a news piece on the disturbing increase in anti-Arab and anti-Jewish attacks throughout Israel, when the sound came —...

  • Climbing the peace mountain

    July 16, 2014 | 1:52 pm

    The rockets being fired into Israel from Gaza, Israel’s airstrikes in response, and the contemptible killing of the three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of the Palestinian teenager remind us that the status quo does not endure in our region. Apparent calm can be upended at...

  • Israel needs an Irony Dome

    By David Suissa

    July 16, 2014 | 11:51 am

    It boggles the mind to think that a determined, Jew-hating terror army would fire more than 1,000 rockets at Israel over seven days and inflict so few casualties.

    I wonder what must be going through the minds of those Hamas terrorists right now: “We lost half of our arsenal and...

  • Fearful times: A timeline of the current Israel-Gaza conflict

    July 16, 2014 | 11:10 am

    A young relative of Gaza police chief Tayseer Al-Batsh mourns during the funeral of his family members, who hospital officials said were killed in an Israeli air strike.

    Images of destruction have been flowing in since the on-going Palestinian-Israeli conflict flared up again in...

  • Hamas lists cease-fire demands

    July 16, 2014 | 9:53 am

    Hamas proposed its own 10-point plan for a cease-fire in hostilities with Israel.

    Versions of the Hamas plan, which includes U.N.-supervised border crossings and the release of prisoners, appeared Tuesday and Wednesday in Maariv, an Israeli newspaper, and “Arabs Now,” a...

  • They’re attacking us with missiles

    July 15, 2014 | 4:31 pm

    It's been a week since we were first herded into a bomb shelter at the Hartman Institute in Israel, and now that I'm sitting in the lounge at the airport in Amman and am finished with my teaching program, I have some time to reflect on the experience. As an aside, when we landed...

  • What’s behind Bibi’s firing of Danny Danon?

    July 15, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Apparently, Danny Danon went too far.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday fired Danon, a hawkish Likudnik who had been deputy defense minister, from his post after Danon slammed the Israeli Cabinet decision to endorse a proposed cease-fire with Hamas. Danon...

  • 8 things you need to know about the Gaza-Israel conflict

    July 15, 2014 | 11:44 am

    Israel and Hamas are fighting their third major conflict in six years, and while some things have stayed the same, the battle lines have also shifted in a few notable ways. Here are eight things you need to know about the current conflagration:

    Iron Dome has been a game...

  • Hamas homemade rocket industry bypasses crumbling supply lines

    July 15, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Palestinian Hamas fighters once tried in vain to copy Israel's iconic submachine gun, the Uzi. Twenty years on, their homemade rockets streak more than 60 miles from Gaza toward the northern Israeli city of Haifa.

    At least 180 Palestinians have died in eight days of cross-border...

  • Reflections on being in Israel

    July 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

    It's different this time.  Even though it seems that Israel has faced this kind of situation before with Gaza. It is different this time.  The people of S'derot, Ashdod, and even Beer Sheva have bravely faced the barrage of rockets.  Living and courageously carrying on their lives...

  • Israel resumes military operations in Gaza after cease-fire fails

    July 15, 2014 | 8:29 am

    Israel’s military resumed operations against Hamas in Gaza, six hours after accepting an Egyptian cease-fire proposal, following rocket attacks from the strip.

    The resumption of operations in Gaza was announced at about 3 p.m. Tuesday after more than 40 rockets were fired from...

  • Rockets strike southern Israeli port of Eilat

    July 14, 2014 | 4:19 pm

    Three rockets exploded in and near the Israeli Red Sea resort of Eilat on Tuesday, and rescue teams were investigating reports that several people were injured, a military spokesman said.

    They were the first rockets to strike Eilat since a week-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict in...

  • Gaza conflict disrupts airplane travel – in Florida

    July 14, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger.

    The Jewish woman, physician Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was asked to leave the July 7 John F. Kennedy Airport-bound flight from Palm Beach International...

  • Egypt proposes Tuesday ceasefire in Israel-Gaza fighting

    July 14, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    Egypt proposed an initiative on Monday aimed at stopping fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, state news agency MENA said.

    The proposal, which would take effect at 0600 GMT on Tuesday, calls for a ceasefire within 12 hours of that time, followed by negotiations between both sides in Cairo within 48 hours. More than 170 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes since Tuesday, while Palestinian militants have fired rockets into Israel.

    Reporting by Stephen Kalin, editing by Mark Trevelyan

  • A week on, Gaza war takes on deadly routine despite calls for truce

    July 14, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Palestinian militants resumed rocket attacks on Tel Aviv on Monday after a 24-hour lull in strikes on the Israeli commercial capital, and Israel kept up its air and naval bombardments of the Gaza Strip despite growing international pressure for a ceasefire.

    The military said it...

  • Rocket seriously injures Israeli teen in Ashkelon; dual citizens leave Gaza

    July 14, 2014 | 9:06 am

    An Israeli teenager was seriously injured by a rocket fired from Gaza that landed in Ashkelon.

    Another Israeli man was wounded in the rocket strike on Sunday afternoon in a residential area of the southern Israeli city.

    “Hamas has chosen to attack our cities with massive and...

  • 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...

  • Netanyahu says more than 1,000 targets hit in Gaza, sees ‘more to go’

    July 11, 2014 | 10:07 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday Israel has attacked more than 1,000 targets during a four-day-old offensive against Gaza militants and that "there are still more to go."

    In remarks to reporters, he said he saw no international pressure on Israel to halt its...

  • Rockets pop Tel Aviv’s bubble but not its residents’ routines

    July 11, 2014 | 9:58 am

    Had the shrapnel fallen a foot to the right, gas station attendant Michael Savlov would have been destroyed along with the rest of the Dor Alon gas station in southern Tel Aviv.

    Savlov was with a customer in the station’s office Thursday morning when a rocket from Gaza was...

  • Man seriously injured in rocket explosion near Ashdod

    July 11, 2014 | 8:33 am

    A rocket hit an oil truck near the coastal city of Ashdod and its explosion seriously wounded a man.

    At least eight Palestinians, including a 10-year-old girl were killed overnight Friday in air strikes, international media reported, quoting Palestinian emergency care officials.

    ...
  • Top Abbas adviser says Hamas makes own decisions

    July 10, 2014 | 10:49 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    A senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has told The Media Line in an exclusive interview that the PA and Fatah have no ability to intervene in the Gaza crisis because the Gaza Strip is ruled exclusively by...

  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    July 10, 2014 | 6:30 am

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Palestinian militant rockets intercepted over Tel Aviv, Israeli media says

    July 9, 2014 | 11:26 pm

    Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv on Thursday, setting off sirens and activating Israel's Iron Dome interceptor which shot down at least two of the projectiles, Army Radio said.

    Israel's Channel Two television showed live footage of one of the aerial interceptions.

    Writing by Dan Williams

  • Police officer accused of beating Palestinian-American teen suspended

    July 9, 2014 | 4:28 pm

    An Israeli police officer shown in a video beating Palestinian-American teen Tariq Abu Khdeir was suspended and could be indicted.

    The officer, who has not been named, was suspended Wednesday for at least 15 days pending a hearing on whether charges will be brought, a statement...

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