Sep 17, 2014

Gaza mortar round hits Israel for first time since truce: army

Palestinians fired a mortar round into southern Israel Tuesday in the first attack since an Aug. 26 cease-fire, without causing any casualties, the Israeli army said. “For the first time since operation Protective Edge, a mortar shell fired from Gaza hit southern Israel,” Lt. ...

Sep 11, 2014

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

Human Rights Watch accused Israel of committing war crimes by attacking three U.N.-run schools in the Gaza Strip in fighting in July and August, killing Palestinian civilians who had sheltered there. The New York-based group issued a report on Thursday that it described as ...

Can Palestine win the peace?

Sep 9, 2014

Can Palestine win the peace?

by Daoud Kuttab

The tremendous sympathy and support Palestinians received from international observers because of the high price they paid during their 51-day war with Israel will be useless if the leaders of Hamas and Fatah fail to maintain a united front.

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

Aug 27, 2014

Israel, Hamas agree to open-ended Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory. Hamas declared victory and bursts of ...

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Aug 21, 2014

Israeli airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

Hamas’ shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel’s prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops. The ...

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza war rages on; Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’ military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a cease-fire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a “gateway to hell,” Hamas ...

Palestinians voice cautious optimism as Gaza truce holds

Aug 15, 2014

Palestinians voice cautious optimism as Gaza truce holds

Palestinian officials voiced cautious optimism Thursday, hinting at progress in Egyptian-mediated negotiations with Israel to bring an end to the fighting in Gaza and secure new arrangements for the war-battered territory. But with the sides’ demands still seemingly irreconcilable, that optimism may be premature ...

Aug 14, 2014

Israel, Hamas weigh Cairo offer as truce deadline looms

Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war when the current truce expires at midnight. The two sides were considering an Egyptian proposal that partially addresses their demands, but deep ...